Within the road safety space, a highlight every year is the Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC) but Covid-19 saw Melbourne’s hosting of 2020 postponed to this year. Since restrictions have continued ARSC2021 went fully virtual as the show must go on.

The theme this year, “Towards Zero: A Fresh Approach”.

What better theme in light of the current restrictions than to come together virtually and not be held back from sharing.

To support the conference and drive forward practical applied research in the workplace road safety space, NRSPP has proudly sponsored for the past three years “Best Paper with Implications for Improving Workplace Road Safety Award”.

This year’s winner was Daniel Brain from Toll Group

His winning paper “Consignors of import containers play a critical role in preventing heavy vehicle rollover, but they’re often unaware of their role.”

Dan is the Load Restraint Specialist for Toll Group and a passionate road safety advocate. By providing real world applications and practical insights into the challenging field of load restraint, Dan has assisted innumerable operators understand and meet their road safety obligations. By combining his operational experience as a heavy vehicle operator and driver trainer, and with his training in engineering and safety, Dan influences positive road safety outcomes from the shop floor to the boardroom.

NRSPP would like make a special mention of a close runner-up of Roisin Sweeney presentation which was titled: Development of a truck driver public health project: mental and physical safety (MaPS) on our roads

The ARSC 2021 conference was led by Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) & Austroads, and co-Chair by Dr Jeff Potter of National Transport Commission and Chris Brennan of Victorian Department of Transport.

As the winner of this year, Daniel received $1000 in prize money and will have a his paper turned into a thought leadership paper and webinar.

Previous year’s winners include: