Ibis Hotel – Murray St – Perth

Attending Delegate Organisations:

APA Group | ARRB/NRSPP | ATCO Gas | CGU/IAG | Electra Net | Energex | Essential Energy | Holden | Horizon Power | Hydro Tasmania | Optus | Origin Energy | Rio Tinto | SA Power Networks | SA Water | Sleep for Health | Vodafone | Water Corporation | Worley Parsons


The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) recognises the value of a national forum specifically for utilities from around the country. This sector is characterised by complex and diverse fleets and the forum provides an opportunity to identify common transport risks and how they may be mitigated. The aim is to provide a forum where organisations from the utilities sector can discuss their major transport risks, how they are mitigated, benchmark road safety performance and how KPIs are influenced.

The forum achieved the following key outcomes:

  • Through the Utilities Forum Template, which partners completed ahead of the day, an understanding of participants’ capabilities and limitations with respect to fleet management data and key lag and lead safety performance indicators.
  • A strong industry specific repository of fleet profile and risk data.
  • Understanding of key safety issues common throughout the participant group.
  • Facilitated sharing of learnings and information on what worked for other organisations, what did not work and what proactive approaches have been implemented by other organisations.
  • The development of a strong peer network that was evident through the formal sessions and continued informally throughout breaks during the day and the evening’s networking event.
  • The industry led development of solutions to organisational transport risks, specifically developing and implementing innovative fleet safety and management solutions through peer networks.
  • Developing improved driver and fleet safety culture, reducing vehicle incidents and near misses while maintaining peer communications and learnings on fleet safety and management.
  • Recognition by participants that the forum fulfilled expectations, and that they will continue to engage with the working group and attend future events.

At the conclusion of the forum, participants were asked to provide feedback on the event. A short questionnaire covering aspects of the profile template, workshop format, content and delivery was provided.

Overall feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the outcomes, comments and feedback documented during the event provide strong support for the continuation of the program in a manner and frequency to be determined by the working group. The forum agreed that another will be repeated in 2018, hosted by APA Group in Sydney.