by SIA, 2017, SIA joins National Road Safety Partnership Program, media release, 21 August, SIA, Melbourne
The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) today announced the Safety Institute of Australia as a new partner. The SIA will immediately join its Steering Committee.
Jerome Carslake, manager of the National Road Safety Partnership Program welcomed the Safety Institute Australia as its latest partner. “The NRSPP is evolving and building a centre of excellence for workplace road safety. Our partners work together to build initiatives which will have a meaningful impact on work related road injury and fatality. By partnering with SIA, NRSPP is able to collaborate with safety professionals across Australia in regard to health and safety in the construction and maintenance of Australia’s roads, as well as their daily use by Australian workers” he said.
SIA Chief Executive Mr David Clarke said “two thirds of all work place fatalities involve a vehicle and a third of these are on public and the other third private roads. Workplace related deaths and serious injuries are unfortunately on the rise in Australia. This is a worrying trend, and we all have a part to play in addressing it.”
“Being part of the NRSPP means that we will be working together to cross-promote workplace road safety programs and provide leadership.”
Mr Carslake underlined the importance of collaboration in the partnership. “Partners of NRSPP believe there is no competitive advantage from road safety just a shared advantage in working together, sharing knowledge and ideas. The approach one organisation has, shared with others, keeps us working toward best practice” he said.
Mr Clarke said “We’ll be working closely with the other NRSPP partners, making the business case for healthy, safe and productive workplaces in the construction and maintenance of Australia’s roads, as well as their daily use by hundreds of thousands of Australian workers” he said.
The program is also seeking engagement from large Australian companies with high level exposure to workplace road health and safety.
Contact: David Clarke
Tel. (03) 8336 1995
About the National Road Safety Partnership Program:
The NRSPP is funded by a range of state governments and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and delivered by ARRB. The program breaks the barriers of workplace road safety beyond just mode and industry silos by helping facilitate the knowledge transfer of how different organisations manage their on road risks.
About Safety Institute of Australia Ltd:
The Safety Institute of Australia Ltd is Australia’s peak body for the health & safety profession. Established more than 60 years ago, our membership comprises more than 4,000 individuals, many of whom work in the field as Health and Safety Representatives, or OHS practitioners and professionals. Our vision is to harness the capabilities of the vast body of people working within the field, to work towards the elimination of workplace injury, illness and death.
To learn more, visit www.sia.org.au, or call (03) 8336 1995.