Welcome to the latest newsletter from the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP). NRSPP is a government-supported, industry-led collaborative network which aims to support Australian businesses and organisations to develop a positive road safety culture and help protect their workers and the public, not only during work hours but also when staff are ‘off-duty’.
This Edition Will Cover:
- NRSPP Achievements
- NRSPP Monthly Focus
- Blog: A Year Of Hard Knocks, Gives Way To Opportunity
- Feature: Q&A: Safe & Unsafe Drivers
- NRSPP News
- Did You Know?
- #Throwback Thursdays
- NRSPP Resources
NRSPP Achievements December 2020
NRSPP delivered three webinars this month with over 550 registered attendees:
Road Rage and Aggressive Driving with Dr Amanda Stephens
Road Safety and Other Workplace Benefits of Mindfulness with Associate Professor Craig Hassed, Dr Richard Chambers and Associate Professor Sjaan Koppel.
Adapting UK’s Construction Logistics and Community Safety Initiative to Australia, with Peter Binham (Transport for London), Jon Lamonte (Sydney Metro), Scott Tipping (Hanson Australia) and Dr. Marilyn Johnson (The Amy Gillett Foundation)
- NRSPP’s social initiative Empowr Mobility, featured as part of the 2020 Monash Generator in the Accelerator Program on the 11th November. As part of Road Safety Week, Empowr Mobility commenced its Victorian Pilots supplying:
- Welcomed a new Program Partner, the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia
- NRSPP is part of a consortium to deliver Austroads: Delivering safety for heavy vehicle licensing. The consortium is led by Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILT-A), working together with the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), the NRSPP and the National Truck Accident Research Centre (NTARC).
- The NRSPP SC and GB both met, key outcomes include:
- Evaluation process for NRSPP to commence over the coming months
- Partner engagement and renewal to commence in 2021
- Work program for next six months confirmed, range of new case studies, tool box talks, fatigue organisational campaign and Q&As are in the pipeline.
- Endorsement of the NRSPP led Construction Logistics and Community Safety – Australia Memorandum of Understanding.
- A new course for Directors and Officers “Safe Workers Behind the Wheel” will be launched early/mid 2021. The course is an NRSPP initiative in collaboration with Flinders, Griffith and Monash Universities supported by Zurich Insurance.
- The Austroads / NRSPP Suicide in Road Transport Project Working Group met virtually. All of the streams are meeting their deliverables however the project may be delayed two months due to the quality of data supplied for Stream 2. The Project Team met with Highways England and Sweden Department of Transport to understand their approach and what could be applied locally.