Road crashes are responsible for almost 30 per cent of workplace fatalities in NSW and so actions to improve the safety of people on and around the road for work are vital for reducing overall road trauma, as well as ensuring businesses meet their duty under Work Health and Safety law to ensure a safe work environment – this includes when on and around the road.
The Centre for Road Safety within Transport for NSW has developed ‘Road Safety and Your Work: A Guide for Employers’ to help organisations with both large and small fleets establish internal policies and/or guidelines for safe work-related travel. The guide provides information about key road safety issues and risks, and ways employers can help their workers reach their destination safely. It also provides clear steps to help employers embed road safety within their organisation.
Actions to enhance communications, initiatives and tools to help employers and industry embed a road safety culture are part of the Road Safety Plan 2021 for NSW. Find out more at towardszero.nsw.gov.au.