Scotland's Road Safety Framework

We have just launched our #FatalFour campaign, which with your help, will raise awareness about some of the dangers of driving for work. We will be drawing attention to four common causes of road accidents: distraction; drink or drug misus; excess speed and not wearing a seatbelt . We will also be sharing knowledge about how to manage these risks. Please download the #FatalFour assets here.

I look forward to seeing you at our next webinar: ‘Let’s talk about Driver Health’ which starts at 11.00am on Thursday August 26. The environment in which people, work, drive and live has changed dramatically over the last year. Driver health is a critical component of driver safety-  what do we mean by ‘fitness to drive?’ What issues do you need to consider and where can you get advice and support? Join us to find out. You can book your free place here.

Until next time,

Dr Karen McDonnell, Policy Adviser, ScORSA

Better Bikers and ScORSA Evalutions

ScORSA receives grant funding from Transport Scotland in order to help us carry out our work.

Research Scotland independently evaluated ScORSA’s work and felt that were meeting our objectives. As part of the report, a survey of ScORSA members was conducted. The survey found that 69 per cent of respondents had either introduced a new health and safety policy or updated an existing one since joining ScORSA- which is a great outcome.

Research Scotland also reviewed ‘Better Bikers‘ which is a marketing campaign that enourages motorcyclists to seek further training. ScORSA had strategic involvement in the Scottish part of this project. You can access the report using the link opposite.

HSE review of driving

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced a review of driving for work (INDG382).

Effective management of work-related road safety helps reduce risk, no matter what size your organisation is.

The new HSE materials apply to any employer with employees who drive (or ride a motorbike or bicycle) at work. It also applies to those using their own vehicle for a work-related journey.

It will be particularly useful to those responsible for fleet management. Employees and their safety representatives will also find it helpful.

The ScORSA Comms Toolkit

At the core of ScORSA’s mission is a vision to make Scotland’s roads safer. We can achieve this by supporting individuals and organisations to manage occupational road risk.

We want to grow our network and share life-saving messages. You can help us by downloading our new Comms Toolkit.

The toolkit includes:

Social media assets, including the #FatalFour assets.
Suggested messages for social media
Template articles for your blogs or staff newsletters
Sample case studies
An index of our resources

Download the toolkit

If you have any questions about how to access or use the toolkit, do not hesitate to contact the ScORSA team at info@scorsa.org.uk.

You can also access the toolkit and social media assets in the resources section of the website.

Fatal Four

ScORSA has launched its new campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of driving for work.

We will be drawing attention to four common causes of collisions:

Distraction
Drink or drug misuse
Excess Speed
Not wearing a seatbelt.

We have resources, available to members for free, that can help manage road risk. You can access these materials through the resources section of the ScORSA website or by using the link below.

If you have forgotten your log in details send an email to the team at info@scorsa.org.uk.

Webinars

ScORSA will be hosting a series of webinars in the coming months which will cover driver health, active travel and the ‘fatal four’- four of the most common sources of UK road accidents . ScORSA webinars are free to attend.

Webinars confirmed so far:

Let’s talk about Driver Health Thursday August 26, 11am. Register here.
Sharing Space : Active Travel, Thursday September 30, 11am. Register here.

Look out for further information and announcements on our social media channels.

MORR drop in

We are offering ScORSA members the opportunity to drop-in online on a Tuesday afternoon for an informal, one-to-one discussion on any area of Managing Occupational Road Risk that might benefit their organisation.

The 30 minute sessions will be by appointment only and available on Tuesday afternoons between 2-4pm. To book your slot, please email info@scorsa.org.uk