RoSPA to discuss occupational road risk in Scotland

Written by Ellie

Businesses wishing to reduce the likelihood of their staff being involved in at-work accidents when out on the roads might like to head along to an upcoming seminar being put on by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in Scotland.

Taking place on November 25th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh, the organisation is holding a seminar in partnership with the Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA), which will discuss in detail the measures firms can put in place to ensure their staff are as safe as possible when driving for work purposes.

Sandy Allan, RoSPA's road safety manager for Scotland, commented: "Unfortunately, more employees are killed in at-work road accidents than in all other occupational accidents combined.

"A third of road crashes involve someone who is driving for work purposes, which is why it makes good business sense to manage occupational road risk."

Ms Allan added that the event will be free to attend and in addition to helping businesses educate their staff on improved road safety, it also presents an excellent opportunity for networking between firms.

The main topics that will be covered on the day will include the importance of regular driver health checks to ensure individuals are fit to safely carry out their at-work driving responsibilities, as well as providing a better understanding of liability risks in the event of an accident.

Other areas will be a discussion on the benefits of encouraging staff members to work towards recognised qualifications in managing occupational road risk, while a guide to resources where additional information can be found on this issue will also be presented for attendees.

Further details of the seminar can be found by visiting both the RoSPA and ScORSA websites.

 


Posted on 17th October 2014

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