Glasgow Drives Safe.

'Drive Safe - Its Your Business’ will target businesses in Glasgow with the aim of helping them to develop and implement a road risk policy and help reduce road casualty figures in the city.

'Drive Safe - Its Your Business’ will target businesses in Glasgow with the aim of helping them to develop and implement a road risk policy and help reduce road casualty figures in the city.

Glasgow's road casualties are at their lowest since records began in the 1930s and over the past decade there have been significant reductions including in the number of children killed or seriously injured on our roads.

However, nearly half of all fatalities and a third of all serious injuries on Glasgow’s  roads involve someone who is driving in a work capacity and according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - more employees are killed in 'at work road accidents' than in all other occupational accidents. Do we have sources of actual figures to demonstrate this?                     

Go Safe Glasgow, the city’s multi-agency road safety partnership, aims to tackle this statistic by encouraging and supporting more employers to develop and manage a road risk policy.

Experts from NHS Healthy Working Lives and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) have joined forces with the Go Safe Partnership to help deliver this ambitous project. 

A road risk policy is the foundation document which a company, regardless of size or sector, can adopt that focuses on implementing policies and training to improve road safety within their organisation and reduce the likelihood of their employees being involved in road incidents. Businesses also benefit financially as fewer accidents could reduce costs associated with being in an accident, less lost staff time and mean lower insurance premiums.

Drive Safe, accessed from www.gosafeglasgow.com allows businesses to quickly assess their organisations current level of road risk and provides them with a bespoke plan and the necessary free support and resources to help improve road safety. Action points could include, for example, holding driver education and awareness training sessions on certain areas, assessing and specifying suitability of vehicles for tasks and specifying certain safe routes used in work or establishing vehicle inspection records for completion before each journey. 

Organisations in Glasgow, can also request a visit from the council’s Road Safety Unit to guide them through the process.

Councillor Alistair Watson said: “Over the past five years nearly half of all fatal and a third of all serious injury incidents in Glasgow have involved someone driving at work.

“This free resource is an excellent starting point for organisations to think about how they can protect staff that drive and prevent accidents or indeed for businesses who would like to review their current measures.

 “Setting aside some time to look at reducing road risk can produce huge human and cost savings to an organisation”

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