The workshop will assist employers in developing a Road Safety Risk Management Plan. It will be facilitated by Dr Darren Wishart, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology and the Director of the Work and Organisational Resilience Centre at Griffith University. He has extensive experience in developing workplace management plans that include workplace driving.
The workshop will provide employers with:
- The tools to develop a Road Safety Risk Management Plan to minimise the risks to employees and sub-contractors, while meeting their specific business needs.
- Strategies designed to minimise harm from road crashes to employees and sub-contractors.
- Strategies to minimise costs to the business from insurance and other costs.
- Ongoing mentoring, for a limited time, to businesses or industry groups requiring assistance to develop their Plans.
Road crashes represent major risks for businesses with employees / sub-contractors who drive for work. Having an effective Road Safety Risk Management Plan:
- Reduces insurance claims and cost, and time off the road.
- Reduces workers compensation claims and premiums.
- Reduces risk of claims against the business.
- Reduces staff turnover and recruitment / training costs.
- Results in more satisfied staff.
- Reduces pressure on managers / owners.
This event will be run by the ACRS with assistance from the ACT Government under the ACT Road Safety Fund Community Grant Program.