A new manager from a leading road safety charity is spearheading a renewed campaign to highlight the dangers of driving at work.
Sandy Allan is the new road safety manager at RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). As a retired police office, he says that he is looking forward to bringing the issue of occupational road risk to the fore. He said: ‘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.”
Allan, who has 32 years of experience dealing with the causation factors of road accidents at work, will be putting his skills and experience to use in RoSPA’s Scottish office.
Having already been instrumental in previous other road safety campaigns, Allan says he is ‘honoured to be part of the UK’s leading health and safety charity. He adds: “I have been involved in road safety for many years now so I will bring a lot of knowledge and experience to the role.”
According to RoSPA, driving at work is one of the most dangerous activities you can undertake in the workplace and not many organisations can operate without the use of a vehicle. There are around 150 people killed or seriously injured every week in driving accidents related to work and the Health and Safety Executive says that on the road activities form part of other work activities and the same safety rules should be applied.
If you have had a road accident at work through no fault of your own then you could be eligible to make a road accident claim. For free advice please get in touch with no win no fee solicitors, Motor Injury Lawyers on 0800 808 7733 or complete one of our online claim forms.
Published on 16th February 2015.