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PACTS Conference: Driving Down Risk - work-related road safety

25 January 2019

The PACTS Conference 'Driving Down Risk - work-related road safety', will take place on the 28th March at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster.

There are around 500 work-related road deaths a year in Great Britain – around 30% of total road deaths. This far exceeds the number of deaths in the workplace reported by the Health & Safety Executive.

Employers have responsibilities for the safety of their workforce on the roads. They also have levers which can be used to deliver safer driving, levers which don’t apply to private road users.

There is now new energy to tackle this issue: Highways England’s Driving for Better Business scheme, multi-agency initiatives involving the HSE, DVSA and others, while the Department for Transport is encouraging uptake of safer vehicles. Telematics technology offers employers new abilities to manage fuel consumption, fleet efficiency and safety. At the same time, the gig economy is presenting new challenges and risks for drivers and riders.

This conference will bring together the key players in this sector, highlighting public policy, good practice, new research and technology and management practice.

Speakers include:

  • Jesse Norman MP, Minister of State for Roads (invited)
  • Highways England speaker (tbc), Driving for Better Business
  • Alan Craddock, Head of Transport and Public Services Unit, Health & Safety Executive
  • Heather Ward, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UCL
  • Andrew Kemp, Driver Safety Manager, Tesco
  • Dave Conway, Quality and Environmental Manager, FM Conway

For more detail and how to register please click here.