Welcome to ScORSA

'Managing Occupational Road Safety: an Opportunity for your Business'

An introduction to the ScORSA Driving Risks at Work DVD.

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As an employer, whether a large or small, private or public business, you should seek to develop a systematic approach to managing occupational road risk appropriate to your business. By doing so you can achieve the following benefits for your business:

  • Reduce the number of accidents and injuries
  • Comply with legal duties
  • Avoid spiralling insurance costs
  • Improve staff morale through making them safer drivers
  • Enhance your company's reputation

The Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (ScORSA) was created to provide free information and support to assist Small and Medium Sized businesses to raise awareness of managing occupational road risk. Why not take a moment to evaluate how you are currently managing occupational road risk by considering the following questions:

  1. Do any of your staff drive for work?
  2. Do you know the range of vehicles driven for work purposes?
  3. Do you know how many miles your employees drive each year for work purposes?
  4. Are your work's vehicles being damaged whilst in use?
  5. Do they use bicycles or motorcycles?

If you answer yes to any of the above you need to:

  1. Develop a short statement about your organisation's approach to occupational road safety. This document is freely available to download to organisations that sign up to the ScORSA Statement.
  2. Communicate it to your employees.
  3. Issue a driver's handbook. A driver’s handbook is freely available to download to organisations that sign up to the ScORSA Statement.
  4. Cover any issues regarding grey fleet (own vehicle use by employees). A manager's guide and company policy are freely available to download to organisations that sign up to the ScORSA Statement.

Join ScORSA to gain access to these and other unique resources that can be tailored to your company.

Joining ScORSA is Free. Joining ScORSA means signing up to the ScORSA Statement to commit your business to achieving a cycle of continuous improvement in 'driving for work' performance, ensuring that this approach is underpinned by a proactive safety culture led by senior managers with full worker involvement. If you're interested in becoming a member of ScORSA, click on the Join ScORSA button and complete the joining questionnaire or contact ScORSA for further information at: info@scorsa.org.uk

Take advantage of free support and advice to help you develop policies and procedures available from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives.You can also take advantage of free support and advice, to help you develop policies and procedures, offered by the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives and by Road Safety Officers.

St Andrews Seminar 2016 - 1st December 2016

Our next St. Andrew’s Seminar will take place at COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH Edinburgh on Thursday, 1st December 2016.

A third of all road crashes involve someone who is driving for work purposes so it makes good business sense to manage occupational road risk. More employees are killed in “at work road accidents” than in all other occupational accidents combined.

By attending you will:

Gain information on how to manage occupational road risk and to take advantage of free advice and support available and also know more about:

  • The extent and impact of ill health on driving, the impacts on employers and employees and what is out there to help The Operational Advantages of MORR
  • A case study of an organisation which has engaged with their ageing workforce in driver health training and the benefits identified
  • Driving for Work – What keeps you legal
  • The personal touch, trade unions and employers supporting workers who drive and may have health issues that could affect their ability to drive safely Liability – Who’s responsible and for what?
  • Dealing with the issues and more

Take advantage of a tremendous networking opportunity.

There is no cost involved for you – this is a free event.

We would like delegates to bring along someone from out-with their organisation either from their supply chain, sub contractors or clients to help broaden the safety culture.

For those who cannot attend the seminar, we are also holding a webinar in the afternoon with Q&A from the morning session.

You can download the application form for the seminar and webinar, fill it in and email it to ScORSA.