Time's running out for submissions to a discussion paper

The transport industry is urged to make a submission to the National Transport Commission's (NTC) discussion paper by Friday

September 26, 2011


The National Transport Commission (NTC) is reminding the business sector to make a submission to its safety discussion paper by Friday.

The paper, A Corporate Approach to Transport Safety, explores how the existing corporate commitment to workplace safety can contribute to achieving the National Road Safety Strategy targets.

The safety culture of companies influences the way their employees, customers and suppliers use the road network, NTC Chief Executive Nick Dimopoulos says.

"We’d like input from individual companies, industry bodies and other interested parties on how we can develop a national initiative that uses this influence to make our roads safer," Dimopoulos says.

"This includes input on how such an initiative would be governed and how we can ensure it has credibility and delivers genuine safety benefits."

The paper aims to spark a conversation about how initiatives can contribute to improving road safety within the wider community, he adds.

The NTC has held a series of public forums around the country during the public consultation period, which also included case studies on organisations who have successfully implemented road safety initiatives to improve safety and enhance their business.

"The forums have been very successful in encouraging conversations between a wide range of organisations about how they might improve the road safety culture within their workplace," he says.

"Once consultation closes, we’ll use the feedback from submissions and the forums as well as continue to consult with stakeholders to guide the development of this national initiative."

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