NRSPP Monthly Bulletin – December 2022 – No. 97

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’s Mental Health Heavy Vehicle Toolbox Talk is Out Now!
  • NRSPP Monthly Focus
  • Monthly Feature:
    NRSPP Thought Leadership: End-Of-Year Opportunity: Building Mental Health And The Resilience Of Your People And Business
  • NRSPP Blog: Turning The End-Of-Year Rush Into A Positive – For Your People And Your Business
  • Blog: Going On A Holiday? Safety Tips For Your Next Road Trip
  • NRSPP News
  • NRSPP Social Media
  • HV TBT Snippets
  • NRSPP Resources
  • Events

NRSPP Monthly Achievements December 2022

  • A scoping workshop for establishing a NRSPP Retail and Grocery Forum was hosted by Ernst and Young on the 9th November.
  • The sixth NRSPP Utilities Forum was hosted by APA Group on the 10th of November in Melbourne.
  • The 24th NRSPP Steering Committee was hosted by MUARC on the 16th November, key outcomes include:
    • The NRSPP Strategic Plan Action Plan has been finalised.
    • The transfer of the Vehicle Safety Research Group to NRSPP was confirmed and will be finalised 1st July 2023.
    • The establishment of a Retail and Grocery Forum was confirmed.
    • NRSPP Organisational Campaign for 2023 will be on road worker safety.
    • The NRSPP SC will support the MUARC Baseline Project on Workplace Road Safety.
    • Victorian Re:act team from Swinburne presented their winning campaign on educating young drivers to purchase the safer vehicle for their budget.
  • The NRSPP released the Draft Construction Logistics and Community Safety – Australia Standard following a National Workshop on the 17th November.
  • The Heavy Vehicle Toolbox Talks (HVTBT) December release features Mental Health, the supporting video includes drivers from Alex Fraser, Toll and Qube.
    • In the lead up to the holiday period, being alone in any vehicle gives you time to be / in your head – small things can become big things.
  • NRSPP has updated the following quick facts:
  • NRSPP Program Director Jerome Carslake presented at the Safety 2022, 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in in Adelaide on 28th and 29th November. Jerome presented on the “Art of making an engaging Toolbox Talk” and “Suicide in Road Transport Prevention lessons for Road Safety”.
  • On the 1st December Teletrac Navman hosted the webinar “How AI and Video Telematics is Changing Driver Safety in Australia” which was facilitated by Chris L’Ecluse and included NRSPP Program Director Jerome Carslake and Gavin Hill from Transport Certification Australia.
  • NRSPP welcomes summer intern Mona Nohara who will be creating Q&As on the following topics:
    • Telematics – how to best use the data to drive culture?
    • What are the thresholds of telematics and what does the variance really mean for safety?
    • Balance of privacy with safety.
  • VSRG relased 2 reports:
  • The holiday season can be a challenging time for individuals and communities across the country. A list of resources that may help provide support over the festive season are available on the Life in Mind portal. To learn more click here.