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
  • NRSPP ToolBox Talk: Festive Season
  • Blog: Is it Safe to Listen to Audio Books While Driving?
  • NRSPP News
  • Social Media
  • Resources
  • Useful Links
  • Events

NRSPP Achievements December 2021

  • Big news for NRSPP, we were recognised with Occupational Road Safety 2021 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. You may not be aware but on 5 May 2014, Prince Michael launched NRSPP in Melbourne UN Decade of Action Policy and Donor Forum wishing the program great success and we have now been recognised with his prestigious award.
  • The renewed NRSPP Steering Committee met on 16 November, some key outputs were:
    • Finalisation of NRSPP Independent Evaluation
    • Commencement of NRSPP Strategic Planning process being delivered by Elleeva Associates
    • Organisational Campaign for 2022 confirmed topic is Car Park safety because
    • NRSPP Independent Chair, Professor Barry Watson won’t be seeking an extension to his term as Independent Chair, which is due to expire at the end of 2021. The process for selecting a new Chair is currently underway.
    • Work program for next six months confirmed.
  • NRSPP delivered the collaborative webinar Hitting the Road for The Holidays? Are You Trip Ready? We wanted to ensure workers who were heading out on the holidays Joining the NRSPP Director was Wylva Hallof Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia, Michael Green of Pedders and Cameron Wearing of Australian Driving Institute
  • NRSPP Director Jerome Carslake joined joined Associate Professor Sharon Newnam, Dr Bruce Corben, Chris Lecluse, Samantha Cockfield and Dr Hafez Alavi at Local Government Professional Webinar Session themed “Rethinking Transport Safety”
  • NRSPP welcomes four new Program Partners who are amongst the first to be able to receive the Safe Driver Workplace Digital Booklet which is customised to each Program Partner:
    • ComfortDelGro Australia – Key actions include working with NRSPP on the Heavy Vehicle Tool Box Talks, Systems Based Crash Investigation Tool and Q&As.
    • Ganbina – Key actions include involvement in the creation of a Case Study and Webinar.
    • Injury Matters – Key actions include creating awareness of NRSPP in the injury prevention sector and providing counselling for road trauma victims in WA.
    • Super Retail Group (SRG) – joined through Brendan Callaghan, previously a Telstra and Steering Committee representative, who became Head of Safety at SRG. Key actions include assisting with the development of the Tool Box Talk on Stow it and developing an internal LMS using the NRSPP Tool Box Talks.
  • Prepare your workers for the holiday’s with NRSPP updated Festive Season Tool Box Talk