Occupational Road Safety Alliance

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Fleet Safety Benchmarking Project

The new Fleet Safety Benchmarking tool was launched at RoSPA's Road Safety Conference on 2 March 2016 by Melvyn Hodgetts, DfBB campaign manager. Developed by RoadSafe, with a range of partners, and funded by the DfT, a test version can be viewed at www.fleetsafetybenchmarking.net. It will be fully operational by the end of March 2016.

ORSA members are invited to host a "front page", using their own corporate branding, to provide an easy entry point to the Fleet Safety Benchmarking Tool on its host site at www.fleetsafetybenchmarking.net. Text, logos and format will be supplied, but you can use your own style if preferred. All the data from users who complete the tool will be held securely by IDS.

For further details please contact Melvyn Hodgetts CMIOSH, Champion Programme Manager, Driving for Better Business at drivingforbetterbusiness@btinternet.com

Welcome to the new ORSA website

The ORSA website has been re-designed, and now provides more practical help for employers, including free resources, case studies, research evidence and links.

HSE guidance on work-related road safety

"Driving at Work" (INDG382), revised in 2014, which alerts employers to their responsibilities for at-work driving under existing Health and Safety at Work law.

Driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people do, and very few organisations operate without using motor vehicles.

Millions of people use the road in order to do their job, and in doing so, they both face, and create, risks. They drive or ride an enormous variety of vehicles, including cars, vans, lorries, taxis, emergency service vehicles, buses and minibuses, coaches, and motorcycles in order to carry out their duties. Some people ride pedal cycles, or work on foot (for example, postal workers, maintenance workers, refuse collectors, vehicle breakdown employees, the police and so on) on the road as part of their jobs. They all share the road with members of the public.

Therefore, UK law requires employers to treat driving, riding or otherwise using the road for work, the same as any other health and safety risk. They must conduct suitable risk assessments and take all "reasonably practicable measures" to manage the risks.

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This website provides information, advice and free resources to help employers to understand and manage the risks faced, and created, by their staff when they use the road as part of their work. It also provides advice and resources to help individuals who use the road as part of their job.