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The Road Safety Hour: Driving Tired

Driving tired kills, what are the challenges in the transportation industry and how can they be overcome? How has being a workplace sleep ambassador helped understand fatigue and manage the risk.

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The Road Safety Hour: Winter Driving

Driving in the winter is very different than at other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness (especially after the clocks go back at the end of October) make driving more hazardous. Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over recent winters, with prolonged periods of heavy snow and floods. Where does your organisation get it’s weather related information from?

Different weather conditions create different hazards throughout the winter and in different areas of the country at different times. A single journey may take us into very different weather, road and traffic conditions, where do journey planning and risk assessment help you manage the risk?

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The Road Safety Hour: Shared Spaces

Scotland’s roads are a shared space. Everyone driving and riding for work is sharing the road with people on bicycles and people on horseback. Cycling Scotland and the British Horse Society will help ScORSA members understand the Highway Code and what drivers and riders should be doing differently to keep cyclists and riders safe on Scotland’s roads.

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The Road Safety Hour: Young Drivers and Riders at Work and the Gig Economy:

Young drivers aged 17-24 make up just over 5 per cent of UK full driving licence holders yet are involved in over 20 per cent of fatal or serious collisions in which they are the driver. How should organisations manage the risk to their young drivers? Riding in the gig economy

Roads are a shared space, people riding for work in the gig economy are part of the road safety conversation. What challenges do riders in the gig economy face and what can your organisation do differently to reduce the risk?

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The Road Safety Hour: LGV drives and
Sleep Talk

 

LGV’s and Work

Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) are defined as vans and trucks with a payload of less than 3.5 tonnes , and are responsible for a large proportion of all vehicle mileage, particularly in urban areas. What are the risks associated with LGV’s in your vehicle fleet and how should they be managed?

Talking about Sleep

Driving tired kills, research suggests that sleep-related vehicle accidents are likely to account for 16-20% of all vehicle accidents in the UK. How do you manage the risk? And what conversations do you have with drivers about sleep?

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The Road Safety Hour: Post Crash Response

Post-crash response is the 5th pillar of the safe system that underpins Scotland’s road safety framework to 2030. Join us to hear from  Barry MacMilan of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the fourth largest fire and rescue service in the world will provide insights into their role and how they work with other emergency services to ensure victims are effectively cared for and investigations undertaken that reduce the potential for crashes in the future, and Allan Mauchline of RoADAR to explain the importance of driver training.

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The Road Safety Hour by ScORSA: 20% Reduction in Car k/m and Vulnerable
Road Users

 

Scotland’s roads are a shared space, people driving and riding for work share this space with vulnerable road users, pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists. How can your drivers make a difference in the number of cyclists killed and seriously injured on Scotland’s roads. Andrew Abbess from Stirling Cycle Training will help you understand the issues from the perspective of a vulnerable road user and signpost you to information and advice to help you contribute to Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2030. Making the link between active travel and health improvement makes sense, Bertrand Deiss will explain how your organisation can benefit from reducing the number of km driven on Scotland's roads. The link between smooth driving and fuel efficiency is well understood, but can you rethink how you deliver service and contribute towards the 20% reduction in car km.

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The Road Safety Hour by ScORSA:
Drink Driving

 

Changing people’s attitudes towards drink driving saves lives. Every year 1.2 million lives worldwide are lost because of drink driving. But together we have the power to change this. Every accident caused when someone is under the influence of alcohol is 100% preventable. During this Road Safety Hour we will be taking a look at the most up to date stats and data in relation to drink driving in Scotland, as well as giving our members the chance to take part in a new e-learning module. Finally at the end of the hour as always there will be time for a Q&A. We’ve partnered up with Diageo and the United Nations institute for training and research, to share a new e-learning module, Wrong Side of the Road, which is aimed at teaching people, drivers and non-drivers alike, the dangers of drink driving through a series of online ‘conversations’ with real people who have been convicted of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

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ScORSA Webinar:  LGV's and Driving for work. What type of accidents happen and why?

 

Scotland’s roads are a shared space, has Scotland’s road safety performance improved over the last year? Where are the accidents happening, who is involved and how can businesses help improve road safety? There are more LGVs on our roads, particularly vans and delivery vehicles as a response to the increased demand for home delivery during the pandemic. Whist their size enables them to move around urban spaces, they also create a challenge for road safety as vans and their drivers are not subject to the same controls as ‘professional’ drivers, such as HGV or bus and coach drivers (Ward et al., 2020). They do not have to be trained to the same standards (most LGV drivers can drive on a standard driving licence) and are not subject to the same requirements on driving hours or roadworthiness testing. However, they are responsible for a large proportion of all vehicle mileage, particularly in urban areas. How are changes in LGV use and ownership might affecting road safety? What impact has the growth in the home delivery market had on commercial drivers? Increased number of drops, longer hours, more shifts all point towards fatigue, what can drivers across the UK tell us about the impact of sleep on driving for work?

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ScORSA Webinar:  Quads and Trailers - Managing the Risks

 

Quad bikes are widely used in agriculture, forestry, the land-based industries and by utility companies to access sites.  People are killed and seriously injured being thrown off during vehicle overturns or after loss of control.  By colliding with structures, trees, other vehicles or by being trapped/asphyxiated under an overturned machine. Pedestrians are also killed or seriously injured through being struck by or run over by ATVs.  Trailers are used with quad bikes, on farms, in construction and many other sectors, what checks do you undertake to ensure they are maintained. Checks that are legally required under Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.  Are you really managing the risks? 

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ScORSA Webinar:  What you need to know about changes to the Highway Code and Mobile Phone legislation

 

In 2020, 17 people were killed, 114 people were seriously injured, and 385 were slightly injured in road traffic accidents in Great Britain where the driver was using a mobile phone. UK legislation related to mobile phones and driving will change on March 25, 2022, and it will be stricter.

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ScORSA Webinar:  Technology and
Driving for Work

 

As part of an overall driving risk management programme, telematics can help you to risk assess drivers and journeys, monitor and analyse the real driving behaviour of your staff and provide tailored, personalised feedback to help improve their driving.  It can also identify driver training and the educational needs of each driver and other ways of reducing their risk, eg. changing journey schedules, as well as incentivise improved driving and reduce crash rates and risky driving. Telematics can improve accident investigations, reduce costs  with savings paying for the investment in the technology.

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ScORSA Webinar:  Focus on Fatigue

 

Driving tired kills on Scotland’s roads, fatigue is a contributory factor in around 50 fatal and serious injuries every year in Scotland. In 2019, fatigue was identified as a contributory factor in 2% of collisions, but in 5% of all road deaths. How is your organisation managing fatigue and driving? Do you assess the risk? How does Police Scotland undertake a collision investigation and find out fatigue has been involved?

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ScORSA Webinar:  Winter Driving - Preparing For Winter Driving - WINTER AWARE CAMPAIGN 2021-22

 

Winter driving poses unique challenges to drivers across Scotland and the wider world - being prepared saves lives. In this webinar our panel discusses risk assessment based journey planning, vehicle checks, weather forecast and what to do in an emergency. Presentations from experts from SSE and Transport Scotland. 

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ScORSA Webinar: Understanding the Fatal Four - A Focus on Speed and Drink &
Drug Driving

 

How does your organisation ensure that your drivers adhere to drink & drug policies and stay within the speed limits? How do you manage the issues, do you #KnowYourLimits? Just a couple of miles per hour over the limit can have devastating consequences. Any collision has an impact on workers, their families, victims families, emergency services and the people who witness it. 

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ScORSA Webinar: Briefing on updated HSE driving for work guidance. 

 

Nicola Jaynes, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, provides a briefing on updated Health and Safety Executive guidance around driving for work which includes advice about managing gig economy couriers and fleet. 

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ScORSA Webinar: Sharing Space and
Active Travel 

 

Key and essential workers have continued to drive throughout the pandemic. For others, the return to work has brought a range of considerations; re-familiarisation with work vehicles, new ways of travelling to work or indeed for work, walking, cycling or powered 2 wheelers.

In this webinar, Road safety experts from RoSPA and See.Sense inform ScORSA members about what they need to understand about ‘sharing space’ with vulnerable road users.

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ScORSA Webinar: Let's talk about Driver Health

 

Safe place, safe vehicle and safe driver' are familiar words for ScORSA members.

Journey planning and vehicle checks are central to daily activity, but where does driver health fit in your approach to managing road risk?

Driver health is a critical component of driver safety - but what do we mean by ‘fitness to drive’?

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The Road Safety Hour: Winter Driving

 

Winter driving poses unique challenges to drivers across Scotland and the wider world. Being prepared saves lives. Our speakers during the Road Safety Hour will be discussing risk assessment-based journey planning, and we will be joined by Women in Transports, Kelly Wiltshire to discuss the ‘Be Bright at Night’ campaign currently being run by the Road Safety North East Scotland Partnership. The campaign encourages those out walking, cycling, or exercising to wear something bright/ reflective and those driving to be vigilant, prepare their vehicle and adapt their driving. The reduction in visibility and change in road conditions coupled with more people walking and cycling for work or visiting city centres for festive activities, means that the number of pedestrian casualties are higher during this period, increasing in November and staying higher over December and into January.

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