New-look driver site launched by RoSPA

13th January 2015

New-look driver site launched by RoSPA

A major revamp has been completed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) on its online portal to promote best practice for at-work drivers.

The Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ORSA) website has been given a significant overhaul following the delivery of new funding for the organisation from the Department for Transport.

It offers a wide range of materials to help businesses and their staff learn more about the importance of at-work driving safety and best practice, ranging from case studies, testimonials, online guides, research evidence and more.

The website officially went live yesterday (January 12th) and has been updated with new features and information relating to issues like the legal obligations of businesses and drivers, through to safer driving practices and accident statistics.

Head of road safety at RoSPA Kevin Clinton commented: "About a third of deaths on the road involve someone driving for work, which is why it is so important to highlight and promote occupational road safety.

"We hope our new-look website will encourage organisations to effectively manage the risks faced by their employers while driving for work."

The site is also compatible with mobile devices, including smart phones and tablets, meaning users are able to find out the information they need even when they are on the go.

First launched in 2002, ORSA works alongside employers, trade unions, local authorities, police forces, safety organisations and professional and trade associations across the UK to improve driver training and standards.

Its chief aim is to raise awareness and provide support to businesses looking to operate more effective driver training programmes, ensuring safer roads for all when these lessons are put into practice.