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Live stream of occupational road safety seminar

The annual road safety seminar by the Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) is to be broadcast live on the internet for the first time.

People at conference

The free ScORSA event will look at assessing the impact of health and wellbeing on driving

Taking place on 1 December in Edinburgh, the free event shines a light on the health of those who drive for work and the management of occupational road risk.

This year the event will be broadcast in full on the internet for those who are unable to attend in person.

A half-day series of talks will be held from 9.30am-12.30pm, covering issues such as the impact of ill health on driving and engaging with ageing workforces, before an afternoon Q+A session from 2.30-4pm will broaden the discussion and summarise the issues covered in the morning.

Speakers include Dr Karen McDonnell, head of RoSPA Scotland and chairman of ScORSA, Ian Tasker of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, and Robert Atkinson, OHS development manager at the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives. The afternoon panel features Mr Atkinson, Dr McDonnell, George Cairns and Inspector Darren Faulds from Glasgow City Council, and Sandy Allan from ScORSA.

Mr Allan said: “The free event will be an opportunity to share advice and information from experts in the field while encouraging open discussion among likeminded practitioners.

“The day is for anyone that has an interest in managing occupational road risk or health issues around driving, but if you cannot make it along please listen in via our live internet link. Anyone watching will also be able to ask questions of our panel in the afternoon through the live chat function.”

The event is taking place on the same day that RoSPA begins its centenary celebrations – the safety charity dates back to December 1, 1916, in response to a rise in the number of road deaths in London due to blackout conditions. This was tackled with the now-ingrained advice that pedestrians should walk facing oncoming traffic.

The seminar can be viewed via http://glocast.com/live/scorsa.html

There are still a few places left for the event at the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh, anyone interested in attending should email [email protected].

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.