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Free RoSPA road safety seminars target Scottish fleets

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Taking place on Wednesday 14 September 14 from 9.30am-4pm at Aberdeen Douglas Hotel and on Thursday 15 September 15 from 9.30am-4pm at Chatelherault Country Park, Ferniegair, Hamilton, both events are sponsored by the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) and are free to attend.

The events are aimed particularly at small and medium-sized firms and will expore various issues involved in driving for work, such as the condition of vehicles, driver impairment and accident reporting, and will consider the business benefits of managing occupational road risk. There will be opportunities to put questions to the speakers and share best practice with other firms, and details will be given of sources of further advice and support.

There will also be an introduction to the new Driving Risks at Work toolkit, which is available for SMEs free of charge. Available through the Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) website, the toolkit includes film clips to help managers identify and manage occupational road risk (funded by SCHWL), a film for employees, presentation slides, online supporting materials and situation cards to stimulate discussion with drivers.

Kathleen Braidwood, RoSPA Scotland’s road safety officer, said: “We know small firms face challenges in terms of time and money when it comes to investing in safety, which is why these seminars and the resources they will promote are free of charge and easy to access. We hope to see many firms from across South Lanarkshire and Grampian at the events and believe they will learn a great deal from each other, as well as from the panel of speakers.'

Visit www.rospa.com/about/aroundtheuk/scotland/driving-risks-at-work.aspx for full details about the seminars, including a list of speakers and an application form for places, or call 0131 449 9378 for more information.

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