Updated Guidance – Emergency Exemption & Temporary Relaxation of Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Rules

19/12/2018

The Department for Transport produces guidance on the drivers’ hours and working time rules and how to deal with emergency and urgent situations; including advice on how and when to request a temporary relaxation of the rules.  The guidance is reviewed periodically to keep it up-to-date and the latest version can be viewed and downloaded from the link below: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/emergency-exemption-and-temporary-relaxation-of-drivers-hours-and-working-time-rules

For example, the revised guidance takes provides further advice on the use of the emergency exemption in the EU drivers’ hours rules to deal with weather related events.