New RoSPA road safety manager to address occupational road risk
Appointed to the RoSPA Scotland office, Allan will draw on his police officer experience of nearly 32 years to raise awareness of the risks of driving for work. Allan is well aware of causation factors and issues surrounding road crashes having taken advanced car and motorcycle courses.
He also has extensive road safety experience under his belt and has spent the last five years as a road safety co-ordinator for Police Scotland, where he was responsible for the creation, interpretation and implementation of road safety policy in the south east of Scotland.
He said: ‘It is an honour to be a part of the UK’s leading health and safety charity and I am excited to be spearheading its road safety work. I have been involved in road safety for many years now so I will bring a lot of knowledge and experience to the role.
‘I am keen to get stuck in and develop RoSPA’s work, particularly around occupational road risk. It is estimated that up to a third of road accidents are caused by someone using the road for work purposes, so I will be using my experience to promote campaigns aimed at reducing casualties.
‘I am really looking forward to my new role and am excited about the challenges which lie ahead.’