RoSPA unveils driving for work seminars for Scottish employers
RoSPA is hosting a free seminar, which aims to help businesses reduce the risk of their employees when driving for work, for firms in South Lanarkshire and Grampian next month.
The seminar is being held in two locations on 14 and 15 September, and is aimed particularly at small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). It will explore various issues involved in driving for work including the condition of vehicles, driver impairment, accident reporting, and the business benefits of managing occupational road risk.
There will also be an introduction to the new Driving Risks at Work toolkit, which is available for SMEs free of charge through the Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) website.
Kathleen Braidwood, RoSPA Scotland’s road safety officer, said: “With ‘at-work drivers’ involved in around a third of crashes, it makes good business sense to manage employees’ road risk effectively. There are also clear ethical and legal imperatives to taking employees’ safety on the road seriously.
“We know small firms face challenges in terms of time and money when it comes to investing in safety, which is why these seminars and the resources they will promote are free of charge and easy to access. We hope to see many firms from across South Lanarkshire and Grampian at the events and believe they will learn a great deal from each other, as well as from the panel of speakers.”
Click here for more information and to book a place or call 0131 449 9378.
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