Welcome to ScORSA
'Managing Occupational Road Safety: an Opportunity for your Business'
An introduction to the ScORSA Driving Risks at Work DVD.
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As an employer, whether a large or small, private or public business, you should seek to develop a systematic approach to managing occupational road risk appropriate to your business. By doing so you can achieve the following benefits for your business:
- Reduce the number of accidents and injuries
- Comply with legal duties
- Avoid spiralling insurance costs
- Improve staff morale through making them safer drivers
- Enhance your company's reputation
The Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) was created to provide free information and support to assist Small and Medium Sized businesses to raise awareness of managing occupational road risk. Why not take a moment to evaluate how you are currently managing occupational road risk by considering the following questions:
- Do any of your staff drive for work?
- Do you know the range of vehicles driven for work purposes?
- Do you know how many miles your employees drive each year for work purposes?
- Are your work's vehicles being damaged whilst in use?
- Do they use bicycles or motorcycles?
If you answer yes to any of the above you need to:
- Develop a short statement about your organisation's approach to occupational road safety. This document is freely available to download to organisations that sign up to the ScORSA Statement.
- Communicate it to your employees.
- Issue a driver's handbook. A driver’s handbook is freely available to download to organisations that sign up to the ScORSA Statement.
- Cover any issues regarding grey fleet (own vehicle use by employees). A manager's guide and company policy are freely available to download to organisations that sign up to the ScORSA Statement.
Join ScORSA to gain access to these and other unique resources that can be tailored to your company.
Joining ScORSA is Free. Joining ScORSA means signing up to the ScORSA Statement to commit your business to achieving a cycle of continuous improvement in 'driving for work' performance, ensuring that this approach is underpinned by a proactive safety culture led by senior managers with full worker involvement. If you're interested in becoming a member of ScORSA, click on the Join ScORSA button and complete the joining questionnaire or contact ScORSA for further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Management of Occupational Road Risk courses 2016
SQA Specialist Unit - Management of Occupational Road Risk
A Specialist Unit has been designed within the SQA Framework, to provide an understanding of Occupational Road Risk in Scotland and allow the candidate an opportunity to explore this in a global or UK context or simply at more local level.
The MORR unit is relevant to those who use the road for work, whether they are HR and transport managers, fleet operators, drivers, health and safety managers among others, irrespective of the size of organisation or who owns the vehicles in use.
Unfortunately, there are still some organisations that have not actively focused on road safety, mainly due to a lack of understanding and ownership or even confusion between who manages the risk. For example, in some organisations the lack of action is due to H&S Managers believing that Fleet Managers are responsible for road safety and vice versa, leading to no action being taken at all.
In other cases, the fact that road safety was not included in many of the formal qualifications undertaken by fleet and H&S specialists has led to a lack of awareness of road safety and the measures that can be implemented to help control or reduce risk.
However, now these professionals not only have access to a formal qualification but also to a specific unit that will support them on the management of road risk.
Candidates undertaking this Unit will gain an understanding as to what type of accidents occur, where and when they happen, why and how they happen and the legal background involved in MORR.
It is also an opportunity to:
- Gain a greater understanding of the financial savings that can be made as well as the legal issues involved
- Know where your company is in terms of management of road risk
- Develop an action plan
- Carry out a risk assessment
- Create a MORR policy if your company doesn’t have one or improve an existing MORR policy
More importantly, the candidates will have an opportunity to implement an effective management system within their own workplace.
This unit will run from 10th May to 22nd July 2016.
You can find the information about costs at: http://www.scottishroadsafety.com/sqa-candidates/course-content.html.
Email us at email@example.com to register your interest.
Limited offer – only 40 places available
RoSPA Scotland will in the very near future provide the opportunity for ScORSA members to attend a practical workshop on the Management of Occupational Road Risk. Two separate events will be held over a day and take place in Dundee and Edinburgh.
The events have been designed to support individuals within SME organisations with direct responsibility for the management, implementation/monitoring and deliver of MORR policy. In particular, it has been designed to benefit those individuals who may not have recourse to resources, which may be provided via fleet management departments in larger organisations.
The workshop will focus on the need and practicalities of establishing clear MORR policy and working practices within your workplace. Topics covered will include:
- What is MORR & Why?
- Implementation of Risk Assessment
- Creation of Policy
These topics will be discussed by the presenters and supplemented throughout the day by practical exercises and group discussions to enhance the learning experience.
The Edinburgh Event is planned to take place at the Capital Hotel, Clermiston Road, Edinburgh EH12 6UG on Wednesday 25 May 2016. The Dundee event is scheduled for Thursday 2 June 2016 at the Double Tree Hilton, Kingsway West, Dundee DD2 5JT.
The event is fully supported by our partners and is therefore free of charge to ScORSA members.
Numerous enquiries have already been made regarding these events and with only twenty places available at each, it is suggested you register your interest as soon as possible. With such limited places, we will only accept one representative per member organisation in the initial stages.
To register your interest and obtain application form and further details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.