NRSPP Monthly Bulletin – September 2022 – No. 94

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 Are You Okay to Drive? Heavy Vehicle Toolbox Talk is Out Now!
  • Monthly Features:
    • NRSPP Thought Leadership: ‘A Different Approach To Mental Health For Truck Drivers And Others Who Drive For Work’.
    • Re:act Campaigns Have Launched to Encourage Young Drivers to Buy the Safest Vehicle They Can Afford
  • NRSPP Monthly Focus
  • Blog: A Different (And Practical) Approach To Mental Health, For Those ‘Behind The Wheel’
  • NRSPP News
  • Social Media
  • HV TBT Snippets
  • Events

NRSPP Monthly Achievements September 2022

  • NRSPP NRSPP delivered its eighth webinar for the year on Understanding How Truck Rollovers Can Be Avoided with Alan Pincott of Australian Trucking Safety Services & Solutions.
  • Heavy Vehicle Toolbox Talks (HVTBT):
    • September release features Are you okay to drive? with drivers from Qube and Alex Fraser.
    • We have a new page on our website called HV TBT Snippets, which features snippets from our Heavy Vehicle Toolbox Talks that we post throughout the month on our social media. You can watch and download these videos here.
  • NRSPP Project Team behind the collaborative Austroads funded Suicide in Road Transport Prevention project presented to the Austroads Road Safety Taskforce on what the next steps could be following the release of the report and supporting guidelines. The Project team included, Jennifer Rivera-Gonzalez, Jerome Carslake and Sarah Jones.
  • NRSPP Director Jerome Carslake presented at the RACV Driver School Conference on August 24 highlighting the programs resources which can be utilised and the CLOCS-A Ride Along experience where they can see through the eyes of a truck driver.
  • The Directors and Officers Course: Safe Mobility Systems Corporate Governance and Responsibilities update:
    • The virtual workshop course is a collaboration between Flinders, Griffith and Monash Universities sponsored by Zurich Insurance.
    • There are seven units and will commence 9 March 2023.
    • Attendees will conduct a risk assessment prior, develop a three-year strategy and six-month action plan during the course. A six-month virtual workshop will be held with course partners where they can share successes and learnings.
  • The NRSPP together with the Western Australian Local Government Association and a number of industry partners have finalised a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Policy Guide for local government. Uniting Care Queensland have shared a video with NRSPP to assist safe HOV operations and wheel chairs.
  • The NRSPP has published a literature review titled ‘Human Factors That Impact HGV Drivers From Being Aware Of VRUs Through Direct And Indirect Vision Mechanisms’. This document is written by Esther Li-Wen Chew and focuses on the psychological side of the issue with research drawn from Andy Hua’s progress report. The NRSPP is excited to share this knowledge and appreciate the key insights that were found.