Road Safety

SIA welcomes creation of Office of Road Safety

The Safety Institute of Australia welcomes today’s announcement that the Federal Government will establish an Office of Road Safety to support greater national consistency in the delivery of road safety initiatives.

The Safety Institute of Australia’s CEO David Clarke welcomed the announcement, and thanked the Australian Logistics Council’s (ALC) advocacy work through its recommendations in their pre-Budget submission to the Federal Government.

“Road safety is an ongoing and important part of the national workplace health and safety equation, and we work with organisations as a member of the National Road Safety Partnership Program, to support this work. We also support the good work of the ALC on product stewardship and supply chain safety” he said.

Mr Clarke noted that “ALC CEO Kirk Coningham said today that ‘Delivering a coherent, nationally consistent approach to road safety is an important step in providing certainty for freight logistics organisations that operate across state and territory borders’ and he is correct.”

“There’s a lot that the Commonwealth can do to show more national leadership in health and safety, and give national businesses greater clarity as they work across state and territory boundaries. This has been an increasing concern over time.  Initiatives of this nature are a good start.” said Mr Clarke.

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