NRSPP would like to warmly welcome Australia Post as the latest Program Partner and looks forward to working with them in the future.
Road safety has always been front of mind for Australia Post but 2018 saw the organisation launch its own campaign “Stay alert! There’s a life riding on it“.
Australia Post is calling on drivers to stay alert after recording 768 postie injuries on Australia’s roads last financial year.
With Australia Post investing $30 million into safety over the next 12 months, Group Executive Safety, Wellbeing & Safety Management, Peter Bass, said they are calling on communities to address the biggest safety challenges facing posties – staying safe on the road.
The dog remains the posties nemesis but it is other road users that are now impacting those amazing people who deliver our mail.
What sector does your organisation operate within?
Postal services, logistics, freight
What size is your fleet or the number of staff who generate your transport task?
Approximately 10,700 vehicles including HV Trucks, small trucks, vans, passenger cars and motorcycles in our corporate fleet with another 3,500 vehicles in our partner workforce.
Describe what road safety means to your organisation?
Australia Post has over 15,000 vehicles on our country’s roads on any given day. Our people travel an average of 17 Million Kms per month. As one of the largest fleet of vehicles in any Australian organisation we have a significant presence on our roads and have opportunities to be role models of exemplary road safety. Poor road safety behaviours by our workforce could have a significant impact on our customers and the community. We are also significantly impacted by the road safety behaviours present in the community.
Community road safety is one of our formal commitment s under the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
What action(s) could your organisation do to support road safety through the NRSPP?
- Develop and implement a community road safety campaign using our on-road assets to target key road behaviours of concern to our people.
- Development of a thought leadership piece on motorcycle rider safety and the use of telematics
- Development of a thought leadership piece on contractor road safety with a particular focus on rural and regional driving.