NRSPP Monthly Bulletin – November 2023 – No. 107

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’.

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NRSPP welcomes a new collaborative partnership with NTI which will see their Annual NTARC Report transferred to the program to be delivered through MUARC. The partnership will establish a broader research program and range of supporting materials with NTI.

NRSPP welcomes ENGIE Australia & New Zealand as a new Program Partners!

The NRSPP Steering Committee met held their 26th meeting in Adelaide which was kindly hosted by BHP, key outcomes from the meeting were:

  • Approval of:
      • The NRSPP / NTI / MUARC NTARC2.0 partnership.
      • NRSPP Toolbox Talks and related content being converted into digital learning Toolbox Talks with Safeteams for ; and with etrainu for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
      • Organisational campaign theme for 2024 being on Fitness-for-Duty
  • The NRSPP Steering Committee welcomed the conclusion of the NHVR HVSI Home – CLOCS-A and HVTBT projects, all of which exceeded deliverables; and the commencement of the second Australian Automobile Association Funded Project on Heavy Vehicle Vision and Vulnerable Road User Project.
  • Updates on the five active working groups currently underway.
  • The SC partners visited Centre for Automotive Safety Research | University of Adelaide test facility following the meeting where they saw vulnerable road user testing facility and the crash investigation team in action.

The Eight NRSPP Utilities Forum was hosted by Optus in Sydney which included 14 utility companies from across the country. This year’s forum will see it evolve to its new Utilities Forum 2.0 model which introduces a formal benchmarking program linked with ESG reporting and incorporates driver and manager survey data.

The NRSPP On-Demand App Delivery Working Group met virtually on the 11 October which includes AI Group, Amazon, Doordash, Drive Yello, Menulog, Sherpa and Uber. The Working Group met to discuss:

  • Adapting the National Food Delivery Platform Safety Principles into a more comprehensive set which would include small/large parcel delivery and ride share of people. The revised principles remain a work in progress with regards to road safety.
  • Each partner provided their Independent Contractor driver training and education which was analysed against a Rubric Framework which was designed to align with the revised safety principles.

NRSPP Director Jerome Carslake attended TMC and presented on CLOCS-A.

Our November Heavy Vehicle Toolbox Talks (HVTBT) release features the theme Maintenance with Holcim drivers.