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
- BINGO Industries Case Study
- Blog: Two Tribes: On The Same Side Of Safety
- NRSPP News
- Social Media
- Useful Links
NRSPP Achievements October 2021
- NRSPP was an invited witness to the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety – Public Hearing which was held on 29 September. The NRSPP was represented by the Independent Chair Professor Barry Watson, Program Director Jerome Carslake and MUARC Partner representative Associate Professor Sharon Newnam in response to our Submission’s 14 Recommendations.
- New Case Study finalised with BINGO Industries: ‘BINGO Industries: Taking Care Of Family – The BINGO Way Keeps Workers And The Community Safe’
- Upcoming webinar with BINGO Industries on October 21: ‘Safe To The Core: How An Evolving Safety Culture Drove Business Success’
- NRSPP welcomes new Program Partners:
- Grasshopper Environmental who have already delivered a Case Study, Webinar, a Supporting Partner of CLOCS-A and added a number of new actions include sharing their findings on our Patronus safety system in the context of waste management.
- Comfort Delgro Australia, with 2,700 bus and emergency transport drivers across Australia a key action is they have partnered with NRSPP and Monash University Accident Research Centre researchers as part of October’s Safe Work Month to feature personalised webinars on Aggression, Sleep/Fatigue and Mindfulness.
- NRSPP secured two of the 28 projects successful in the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the Commonwealth funded Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative:
- Construction Logistics and Community Safety Australia (CLOCS-A); and
- the development of the Heavy Vehicle Tool Box Talks
- The NRSPP/Austroads collaborative Suicide in Road Transport Prevention (SiRTP) project was presented to the Austroads Road Safety Taskforce on the 21 September. The project is in the final stages of being finalised.
- The NRSPP featured prominently at this year’s virtual Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2021) with Program Director Jerome Carslake presenting or facilitating the following:
- Symposium: Creating opportunity for people who can’t access safe mobility and making it a reality with Tristan King of Empowr Mobility, Binyam Tekeie a Young driver, Naheed Akhtar of Laverton Community Education Centre, and Anthony Cavanagh of Ganbina.
- Presentation: Construction Logistics and Community Safety Australia (CLOCS-A): Progress Towards Safer Outcomes for Vulnerable Road Users
- Plenary: Translation of Research the NRSPP way it’s all about collaboration
- Symposium: Creating the business case for a true system for organisations through safety, environment and efficiency with Lee Sauerwald of Uniting Communities and Guy Pritchard of Sustainability Victoria.
- The winner of the ARSC2021 best paper with implications for Workplace Road Safety went to: Daniel Brain with Consignors of import containers play a critical role in preventing heavy vehicle rollover, but they’re often unaware of their role.