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New-look website for employers and at-work drivers

Tuesday 13th January 2015

RoSPA has launched a revamped version of its Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ORSA) website for people who drive for work.

Formed in 2002, ORSA brings together employers, trade unions, local authorities, police forces, safety organisations and professional and trade associations. It aims to raise awareness of work related road safety and to encourage businesses to manage at-work road risk more effectively.

The ORSA website was first launched in 2004 to facilitate and promote the work of the alliance.

The new site provides practical information and advice, and direct links to a wide range of free resources, advice, case studies and research evidence to help employers understand and manage the risks faced, and created, by their employees when driving as part of their work. The new site is also compatible with mobile devices.

Kevin Clinton, head of road safety at RoSPA, said: “About a third of deaths on the road involve someone driving for work, which is why it is so important to highlight and promote occupational road safety.

“We hope our new-look website will encourage organisations to effectively manage the risks faced by their employers while driving for work.”

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Will it also include all the massive tractors that nowadays have use of our highways and who, without apparently any concern for the safety of other road users, attach some of the most horrendous and dangerous equipment to the front or rear of them and then continue to drive on those roads without any safety employed as recommended by the DfT. Knowing full well that the roads are used by others on bikes or horses or foot or mobile. Perhaps someone from the farmers union or association should become involved in this with RoSPA.
Bob Craven Lancs Space is Safe campaigner

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