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Help us to help you –we are inviting members to participate in a short survey.

If you have attended a ScORSA event in 2020/21 please complete this short evaluation survey

During the pandemic, events have been adapted to include webinars and one-to-one MORR advice sessions.

The survey is being conducted by Research Scotland on behalf of ScORSA as part of our research and evaluation activities this year,

We hope that the survey will help us to better understand the needs of member organisations regarding advice and resources associated with the management of occupational road risk. 

 

BLOG: Wanted: new thinking for road safety.

Dr Karen McDonnell offers food for thought for those who are contributing to Transport Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2030. 

 

BLOG: Driving or Riding for Work?

You can shape Scotland’s approach to road safety: Karen McDonnell encourages those who drive and ride for work to respond to Transport Scotland’s Road Safety Framework consultation.

 

BLOG: Road Safety: a skill for life

Dr Karen McDonnell writes about how we can future-proof road safety in Scotland.

 

BLOG: Rising to the challenge - climate change and transport

Dr Karen McDonnell looks at a Scotland’s transport network can adapt to the challenge of climate change and play a key role in reducing emissions. - Rising to the challenge

 

BLOG: Use your voice : Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2030 consultation

Dr Karen McDonnell encourages readers to take part in this important conversation on the future of road safety across Scotland - Use your voice

 

BLOG: DON'T SLEEP ON IT!

Read Roger Bibbings MBE, ScORSA and RoSPA MORR Consultant, on Fatigue and Driving - Don't sleep on it!

 

September 2020

Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2030

'Together, making Scotland's roads safer'

Draft published for consultation - open 8 September - 1 December 2020

Please view and respond - https://consult.gov.scot/transport-scotland/road-safety-framework-to-2030/

 

#DrivingTiredKills

Scorsa member Blair Boyd shares his case study - view here

 

You can read the RoSPA blog Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for employers here

 

 

May 2020

BLOG: Country roads don't always take you home

Most people's driving experience has been quite different over the last few weeks with less commuting and more local journeys.  Dr Karen McDonnell considers ways of reducing risk on rural roads in today's blog 'Country roads don't always take you home'

BLOG: Building Back Better

Everybody’s experience of lockdown will indeed be different, however at RoSPA and ScORSA we are fairly certain that for most of us, in addition to the impact of social isolation, the reduction in traffic on our roads will be an abiding memory.  Read Dr Karen McDonnell's blog 'Building Back Better'

 

VEHICLES - Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.

Prepared by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with input from firms, unions, industry bodies and the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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 April 2020

  • ScORSA 'Driving or riding in the gig economy - Handy Guide'

Now available for member download

                               

 

 

 

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30 March 2020

RoSPA has launched its Accident Free, Avoid A&E campaign.

The campaign has a simple message:

Prevent accidents, Protect your family, Help the NHS. We want to keep everyone injury free throughout the pandemic and social distancing measures, to ensure the country is easing pressure on our vital frontline health workers.

But, as more accidents happen at home than anywhere else (with 6,000 accidental deaths per year) and with more people spending more time at home now than ever before, we’ve got a lot of work to do.

There is a new information hub at www.rospa.com/AccidentFree, where everyone who is affected by social distancing measures – whatever their age and circumstances – can find information that is relevant to them.

 

 

Happy New Year to all our members.  In 2020 you can:

  • Follow us on twitter @RoadRiskSco
  • Recommend ScORSA to your own network and ask them to join us and benefit from our free advice, resources and networking opportunities