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Improving Safety on the Roads at Work

Improving Safety on the Roads at Work
Andrej Lovsin
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December 6, 2023

The high number of accidents occurring on the road some of which are tragically fatal calls for an effort from both employers and employees to promote road safety. This is crucial not for those operating vehicles or heavy machinery but for everyday commuting as drivers or pedestrians. A study conducted by the Chilean Security Mutual emphasizes that most work related road incidents, including injuries or fatalities happen outside the workplace, such as during commutes or while following service routes.

Strategies for Employers to Enhance Road Safety

Every organization regardless of its involvement in transportation or logistics should prioritize road safety in their Occupational Risk Prevention Plan. This applies to employees using either company provided or personal vehicles for work related travel. Specialized and ongoing training is essential for roles like bus or truck driving. However road safety concerns everyone within the organization.

Key steps to improve road safety include

Implementing flexible work hours to reduce accidents during peak traffic times.

Identifying less travel routes.

Offering alternative transportation options like shuttle services.

Ensuring professional drivers possess licenses. Maintain clean driving records.

Enforcing penalties, for traffic violations committed in company vehicles.

Regularly. Providing training to drivers regarding traffic laws and safe driving practices.

Promoting driving involves conducting awareness campaigns that showcase real accident cases. It is crucial to encourage ideas, for reducing road accidents. In order to ensure road safety maintaining a maintained fleet is of importance especially for logistics operations. Regular inspections and preventive maintenance are key along with discouraging driving habits. Additionally it's vital to emphasize that vehicles should not be used as offices to prevent driving.

When it comes to road safety employees also play a role in cultivating a culture of behavior. They should actively engage with. Value the initiatives of the Occupational Health and Safety department by adhering to Occupational Risk Prevention and Mobility plans. During commutes obeying traffic laws is essential. It's important for employees to avoid driving when overly tired or after workdays and choose routes and highways whenever possible. Utilizing company provided transportation can also contribute to road safety efforts. Moreover maintaining company vehicles in condition is crucial. Drivers should avoid distractions while driving and ensure they get rest, long haul drivers.

Digital tools have revolutionized road safety efforts by providing assistance in accident prevention. Professional teams can employ road safety auditing tools that help identify and address safety issues on existing or planned roads effectively. These tools enable documentation of safety concerns facilitating recommendations, for reducing accidents.

Andrej Lovsin
I have been a software developer since I was 12 and I think this shaped my approach to solving problems. What I do first, is untangle them – and my favorite tool for that is a whiteboard. This is what I’m passing on to the company. I am proud that develops intelligent SaaS solutions for businesses that help optimize business processes in a faster and more efficient way.
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