Introduction to this document

Mobile phone and gadget policy

Using mobile phones and gadgets at inappropriate times can be unsafe and illegal. For this reason use our Mobile Phone and Gadget Policy to set out when these items shouldn’t be used.

Policy content

This policy spells out when mobile phones and other gadgets, such as satellite navigation systems and hand-held computers shouldn’t be used. This includes whilst driving a vehicle, operating certain machinery, near to gas, fuel or hazardous chemical storage facilities, and whilst working at height. It also identifies how staff are expected to use any hands-free equipment that may be installed in their vehicle.