Occupational Road Safety Management
Every day millions of people use roads for work – without a second thought. Yet the Occupational Road Safety Alliance estimates that between one quarter and one third of reported road casualties involve people driving, riding or otherwise using the road for work. The costs associated with occupational road safety are high for employers, employees and impact service delivery, which calls for more action on management of occupational road risk. Reducing road risk of commercial vehicles and public transport could play a very significant role in cutting road fatalities.
Through our EASST Academy Road Safety at Work Online Course for Managers, we offer at-work road safety management training led by world-leading industry experts to give those responsible for commercial vehicles the skills to deliver and sustain a robust road safety management strategy in their companies.
Developed by EASST in partnership with Cranfield University and IRU Academy, our online fleet management training course, currently available in English, Russian and Kazakh languages, is delivered through 10 video lectures led by industry experts. It is blended with case studies, animation videos and quizzes. Real examples of fleet management systems and best practice are used throughout with accompanying material to read as you go.
Up to 40% of all road deaths in Europe are work-related.
20% commercial vehicle crashes are fatigue related.
EASST Academy is an online road safety training platform that enables users to access world-class road safety education via industry experts.
The courses are available for you to access whenever you like, wherever you are. It’s also more affordable than similar traditional classroom style training and you can learn at a time and a pace that suits you.
Occupational Road Safety Management News
The aim of the training is to identify countermeasures that could be adopted globally within UNHCR’s road safety management structure and raise awareness about the importance of fleet safety management.
Urban Forum Kazakhstan and the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan deliver a masterclass on road safety and first aid to 500 couriers that use the Glovo App in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Glovo has teamed up with EASST and Partnership for Road Safety to deliver road safety training workshops for the couriers that use the app in Tbilisi.
COVID-19 lockdowns have seen an increase in the use of delivery services globally. With this likely to be a continuing trend, we need to address the at-work road safety risks faced by delivery and freight drivers.
Our latest visit to Armenia includes first of its kind fleet safety management training and a commitment to action to reduce speeds around schools.
The launch of our EASST Academy Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers in Georgian along with company pledges towards a new culture of at-work road safety hopes to reduce road casualties across Georgia.
Waste collection vehicles pose a unique but serious risk to safety on our roads. Our latest project in Georgia involves working with waste operators to mitigate these risks and make roads safe for everyone.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year we’re looking at the impact of our work on promoting safer roads. Read the story of EASST Academy.
Last week we launched a major new project in the Western Kazakhstan Region which aims to address all aspects of road safety management.
EASST’s Emma MacLennan joins a distinguished rostrum of road safety professionals as member of the new Global Fleet Champions Standards Committee to tackle work-place road safety.
Occupational Road Safety Management Resources
Eco-driving for fleet managers
This EASST Academy resource is based on a short eco-driving course delivered by EASST to fleet managers in Tajikistan. It offers a basic introduction on why eco-driving is important and top tips to make fleets greener, safer and cheaper to run. (2018)
Eco-driving: guidance for drivers
This EASST Academy resource for drivers provides top tips for greener, more fuel efficient driving. (2018)
EASST Academy Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers
Designed for companies and individuals working in fleet safety management, this EASST Academy course is focused on the link between driver behaviour and crash involvement, highlighting the role of a fleet manager in raising awareness and the importance of setting up and communicating a road safety policy across the company. (2016)
EASST Academy: Our Story
Our EASST Academy online education platform offers accessible and affordable road safety training: “a great opportunity to invest, and invest in your country’s future”. (2019)