Every organisation has a safety culture, but is it applied consistently or when a workplace is out of site it is out of mind. The moment a worker crosses the invisible line from a physical environment such as an office or factory to say the road the approach to safety changes. Next week NSW is holding a panel session with two business leaders whose entire focus is providing a safe work environment for their workers on the road. The statistics below clearly illustrate the risk. The opportunity as this webpanel will demonstrate is the organisation can play a huge role in influencing its workers when out on the road.
- In NSW, almost 30% of workplace fatalities are a result of a road crash at work
- Approximately 25% of the NSW road toll is fatalities from crashes involving a vehicle being used for business. The majority of these involve a car or light truck
- The most at risk age group for work related motor accidents is the 45-54 year group (demographics with families, prime of working life etc)
What is your organisations workplace road safety culture? How are you engaging your workers?