The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) offers a collaborative network for Australian organisations to build and implement effective road safety strategies in the workplace.
The program offers organisations the resources to improve road safety that best fit their individual operations and, at the same time, improve business productivity through less time and money lost through safety incidents.
The program is not a prescriptive approach but aims to complement existing safety legislation by providing access to a ‘knowledge bank’ from a diverse network of organisations to given them the resources to implement their own initiatives. The tools will help make the business case for organisations shifting their safety focus from 'having' to safety to secure a contract to 'wanting' to because it is simply good business.
Parliament of Australia Joint Select Committee on Road Safety
NRSPP made a submission to the Parliament of Australia Joint Select Committee on Road Safety which included 14 recommendations. A number of recommendations related to reporting and performance indicators because once you start reporting, someone is accountable, data is tracked and you want it to improve.
The Parliament of Australia include as part of its annual reporting the safe movement of its workforce.
Australian Government portfolios and agencies include as part of their annual reporting the safe movement of its workforce.
Australian Government portfolios and agencies successfully implement worker and leadership training and education with regards to road safety.
Workplace road safety specific performance indicators be incorporated under the umbrella of
the National Road Safety Strategy and related Action Plans. Two potential performance indicators are:
Indicator 1: Share of road related fatalities and serious injuries involving people using the road for work purposes.
Indicator 2: Share of work-related fatalities and serious injuries involving people using the road for work purposes.
Steps be taken to improve the alignment between Safe Work Australia and the Office of Road Safety in relation to the reporting of workplace road fatalities and strategies to enhance workplace road safety.
Safe Work Australia provides all WHS duty holders across Australia with comprehensive guidance in relation to the vehicle as a workplace and how to monitor and report on it.”
Organisations be encouraged and supported to take responsibility for road and vehicle safety across their operations by developing a workplace road safety strategy, securing resourcing and identifying what actions and setting policies that can be implemented in the short, medium and long term and how they will be measured and reported.
Public, private and government organisations should be encouraged to publicly report key workplace road safety measures at part of their annual reporting.
Parliamentary reporting of workplace road safety measures and performance include Grey Fleet use.