As many as one in three road casualties may be injured while driving for work. This includes not just the drivers of heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches but also those who are driving cars on the way to and from business appointments. Risk on the road can and should be managed by employers in the same way as we think about dangerous equipment or slips, trips and falls.
For the last four years, Driving for Better Business, delivered by RoadSafe on behalf of the Department for Transport, has campaigned to raise awareness of the importance of work-related road safety in the business community and public sector by using advocates drawn from these communities to promote the business benefits of managing it effectively. Central to the campaign are 50 business champions – firms that are prepared to champion good practice by taking a business message to business.
This conference will highlight the achievements made by those organisations in cutting risk and improving performance. It will also highlight the resources available to organisations wishing to embark on a similar journey. The programme brings together a range of companies from multi-national to small enterprises and both the public and not for profit sectors. It aims to celebrate success and to identify continuing challenges for road safety in the next decade.
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