Today at the Festival: a focus on the gig economy

09.06 | 18 November 2020 | |

The Festival of Road Safety arrives at the midway point of its third week, with the day’s content including a Fringe presentation looking at issues surrounding the gig economy.

Organised by Road Safety GB, the Festival of Road Safety will see more than 40 pre-recorded and live sessions broadcast throughout November (2-27 Nov).

What’s on the agenda today?
At 10am, a fringe presentation is being published, delivered by Dr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA policy adviser and head of RoSPA Scotland, and Carolyn Reid of the Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance.

Their presentation is titled ‘The Gig Economy – driving and riding for work: how much do you know about this growing sector?’.

This is followed at 2pm by a workshop, facilitated by Ian Edwards, New View Consultants.

His workshop will provide an introduction to a new training course – Designing effective messaging – recently released by Road Safety GB Academy.

The one-day course aims to help develop a road safety practitioner’s ability to design an effective road safety message. It covers a wide spectrum of topics around effective messaging and will enhance skills and confidence in design and delivery.

The session is fully subscribed, but may be made available via catch-up later in the week.

Coming up on Thursday
Tomorrow sees the second keynote presentation of the week published (10am), delivered by Richard Owen, CEO of Agilysis. 

Richard will look at how Covid-19 has impacted on road safety, as well as discussing the implications going forward.

This is followed at 2pm by a Fringe double header:

  • Real Time Air Quality Monitoring Linked to Electronic Signage – Olly Samways, Head of Sales and Marketing, Westcotec
  • NTTA: Towing and trailers – tips and hints to improve safety – Sarah Smithurst MBE, business development manager, National Trailer and Towing Association Ltd

The full four-week programme is published on the Festival website. For more information contact either Edward Seaman or Nick Rawlings by email, or alternatively on 01379 650112.



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