New Academy course focuses on health and the environment

10.47 | 1 March 2024 |

The role of a practitioner has evolved in recent years, with an increased focus on active travel and the impact that vehicle use has on the environment.

One of the key benefits of activities such as walking and cycling is that they are green modes of transport.

In response to this development the RSGB Academy has launched a new course for road safety practitioners who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of these issues.

The first running of the online course, titled Health and the Environment, takes place 24 April 2024.

Registration is now open.

The course aims to increase the participants:

  • Awareness of the impact vehicle use has on health and the environment
  • Awareness of possible countermeasures

By the end of the course, the participants will have a greater understanding of:

  • The environmental impacts of vehicle use
  • How vehicle use can impact health
  • The benefits of active travel
  • Current interventions
  • Possible future interventions

The course is delivered by Ian Edwards, an independent road safety consultant.

Ian said: “The role of road safety has changed over the last few years; it is increasingly being associated with the wider impact of road use on our communities. Therefore, it’s crucial for road safety practitioners to have knowledge about how vehicle use affects not only the air we breathe but also the land that grows our food and the water we drink.

“Road Safety GB’s Heath and Environment course examines these issues, current interventions, and possible future interventions, such as active travel initiatives and sustainable streets.”



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