Cell Phone/Hand Held
Device Use Policy
Prepared by: Andreini & Company
Revision Number: 1
Our Company recognizes that the employees are our most valuable asset, and the most important
contributors to our continued growth and success. Our Company is firmly committed to the safety of our
employees. will do everything possible to prevent workplace accidents and is committed to providing a
safe working environment for all employees.
To further this goal, [your company] has developed a Cell Phone/Hand Held Device Use Policy effective
Driver inattention is a factor in a majority of motor vehicle accidents. We are not only
concerned about your welfare as a [Your company] employee, but also the welfare of others
who could be put in harm’s way by inattentive driving.
Mobile phone and other hand held device use while driving is a common, often harmful,
distraction. Many countries and localities have prohibited mobile phone/hand held device
use while driving. Researchers at the University of Toronto found the risk of having a traffic
accident while using a cell phone or similar device to be the same as driving drunk. For these
reasons, drivers may not use hand held devices to place work-related calls or while operating
a vehicle while on company business.
As a driver, your first responsibility is to pay attention to the road. When driving on business, or
driving while conducting business on behalf of the company in any other manner, the following
Definition - Mobile Hand Held Units: Hand held devices may include cell phones, pagers,
palm pilots, faxes and other communication devices.
Allow voicemail to handle your calls and return them when safe.
If you need to place or receive a call, pull off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle
before using your phone.
Ask a passenger to make or take the call.
Inform regular callers of the best time to reach yo