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New Academy course will help companies manage road safety at work

15 May 2017

Story from RoadSafety GB.

Following a successful pilot, Road Safety GB Academy has unveiled a new course focusing on work-related road safety.

The two-day course, Managing work-related road safety , explains and illustrates how organisations can simply and effectively manage work-related road risk.

The course will first run in Newbury on 25th - 26th July.

Participants are taken through a structured process which allows them to systematically analyse their key risks areas and then determine processes and control measures to mitigate these risks.

By the end of the two days, they will have the tools to design and build their own work-related road safety management system appropriate to their situation.

The course will give participants a greater understanding of:

  • Why they need to manage work-related road safety.
  • A systematic approach to managing work-related road safety.
  • The need to consider a number aspects of the management system including the driver, the journey, the vehicle and the organisation.

The course has been designed for fleet managers, managers of employees who drive or ride for work, HR and health and safety professionals.

The course will be delivered by Rob McAuley CMIOSH, who has a strong management background having spent the last 10 years in a senior global health and safety position with a multinational pharmaceutical company.

Rob McAuley recently developed and implemented a driver safety programme for a global fleet of around 26,000 cars and motorcycles. The programme significantly reduced the fatality rate, lowered the collision rate by 55 a year ahead of target, and saved an estimated £4m over five years.

Alan Kennedy, Road Safety GB business and development manager, said, “It has been estimated that between a quarter and a third of all fatal and serious injuries on our roads are work related, making driving one of the most dangerous occupations.

“The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that driving for work falls under health and safety law as well as road traffic law. Therefore, the associated risks should be effectively managed as part of a company’s health and safety management system.”

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