Strategic review of the management of occupational road risk

  • Published: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), 2014
  • Authors: S Helman, N Christie, H Ward, G Grayson, E Delmonte, R Hutchins.
  • Date Added: 22 Apr 2016
  • Last Update: 22 Apr 2016
  • Format: pdf


To record the progress of occupational road risk management since 1990 and create a basis for making future recommendations and developing actions to help to sustain progress in this area.


A review of work-related road safety was conducted in 2011. This was updated to included key landmarks in work-related road safety since 2011. Data on work-related road collisions and fleets were also examined to provide contextual detail when looking at changes in management. Interview with various strategic stakeholders were also conducted to provide detail on people’s opinions and perceptions of current practices and their awareness of guidance. A stakeholder event also took place to share early findings were further recommendations were provided.

Key Findings

  • Efforts have clearly been made in the last 15 years to make occupational road risk management an integral part of business practice. However, it remains to lag behind general health and safety management. As well as this, there is a limited amount of evaluation of current practices.

  • The data showed room for improvement in terms of how work-related road risk data is collected and that within Stats19 there is inaccuracies in the recording of journey purposes.

  • The interviews identified good data, government leadership, and partnership with business and management of risk throughout the supply chain as things that would enable better management of work-related road risk.

  • The interviews also found that in smaller business, awareness of some guidance resources is low.


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