Occupational Road Safety Alliance

Facts and Figures

Car crash

Driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people do. It also creates a significant risk to other people who use the road.

Very few organisations operate without using the road. Millions of vehicles - lorries, vans, taxis, buses, emergency service vehicles, company cars, motorcycles, bicycles - are used for work purposes, and many people work on foot on or by the road - maintenance workers, refuse collectors, postal workers, vehicle breakdown employees, the police and so on. All these workers are exposed to risks from traffic.

It is estimated that between one quarter and one third of reported road casualties occur in road accidents involving someone who was driving, riding or otherwise using the road for work purposes.

This section of the ORSA website provides details of the casualty data related to work-related road crashes, a summary of research reports on this topic, an outline of the main safety issues that need to be considered and a list of FAQs.

Fleet Safety Benchmarking project

Benchmarking is a highly effective way of achieving improvements to road safety in a corporate setting by helping organisations to identify good practice by comparing practice across organisations or divisions within organisations.

This project will create an online benchmarking tool to provide a mechanism to help organisations compare their processes and performance for managing work-related road safety, provide a source of statistical data, introduce them to best practice processes and make them aware of the help, resources and advice that is available.

The project is being delivered by the Driving For Better Business campaign, with funding from the DfT and in collaboration with Interactive Driving Systems, ORSA, RoSPA, Fleet21, Transport Research Laboratory , the Fleet Forum and the Fleet Transport Association and with further support from the Australian National Road Safety Partnership Programme. The planned launch date is February 2016.

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