Embedding road safety in your organisation
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. In NSW, almost 30 percent of workplace fatalities are a result of road crashes. All businesses have a duty under Work Health and Safety law to ensure a safe work environment – this includes when on and around the road.
The Centre for Road Safety has developed Road Safety and Your Work: A Guide for Employers (PDF, 1.6Mb) to help organisations with both large and small fleets establish internal policies and/or guidelines for safe work-related travel.
The guide provides information about key road safety issues and risks, and ways employers can help their workers reach their destination safely. It also provides clear steps to help employers embed road safety within their organisation.
Road safety risk can be reduced by eliminating travel through flexible working, such as working from home, or substituting driving through the use of public transport - visit the Travel Choices website for more sustainable transport ideas.