When workers are out on the road driving or riding for work, they are in a workplace and need to be kept as safe as possible.
icare data shows that between 2018 and 2020:
- We received 3,350 workers compensation claims for employees injured while driving a vehicle at work
- 73 per cent of claims led to the injured worker needing time off work, with an average of 68 days off per claim
- 63 workers compensation claims resulted from a fatality.
On this page you'll find:
- a set of eight useful fact sheets
- a pre-drive checklist
- four eLearn modules Online Learning | Towards Zero (nsw.gov.au)
- Guidance for Developing a Road Safety Policy
- Road Safety and Your Work A Guide for Employers
- Purchase safer vehicles fact sheet
See how Essential Energy supports road safety: Case Studies | Towards Zero
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Road Safety in Your Workplace program is led by Transport for NSW and is partially funded by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) and Insurance and Care (icare) NSW, with input from SafeWork NSW, Western NSW Local Health District and other partner agencies.
The program was awarded the prestigious 2021 Australasian College of Road Safety’s Diamond Road Safety Award.
Road safety is a shared responsibility between employers and workers
It all starts with having a conversation and recognising that when workers are out on the road driving or riding for work, they are in a workplace and need to be kept as safe as possible.