Welcome to ScORSA

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

An introduction to the ScORSA Driving Risks at Work DVD.

Find out more about the Driving Risks at Work Toolkit...

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

How healthy are your drivers?  How do you manage occupational road risk?  If these are questions you have considered or this is an area you have responsibility for then we have the event for you.

Our next St. Andrew’s Seminar will take place at COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH on Thursday, 1st December 2016, from 9.00 to 12.30pm followed by lunch.

You are invited to this free half day event where we will:

  • Share advice and information from experts in the field whilst encouraging open discussion amongst like minded practitioners.
  • Assess the impact of health and wellbeing on driving and consider how employers and employees can create a safe environment for all by managing risk.
  • By case study, look at the issues surrounding our ageing workforce through driver health training and the benefits identified by the project Driving for Work – What keeps you legal
  • Consider personal roles and involvement – An input from trade unions and employers on the support and facilities available to workers affected by health issues to ensure they continue to make a valued contribution in the workplace - Who’s responsible and for what?

The half day seminar is open to all so feel free to attend and bring along a colleague or pass this invite to any other organisation within your supply chain or sub contract network. 

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.

Places are limited and will therefore be awarded on a first come basis. 

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable information and learn from the experience of others. 

We are aware that not everyone will be able to physically attend the seminar. For this reason, we are holding a webinar from 14.30 to 16.00pm. We invite you to participate in the webinar, which you provide you with information about what was learned from the morning session as well as a discussion from three key speakers about the issues and how to resolve these. Questions from the morning session and the audience will be addressed to broaden the debate.

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