The time spent in our vehicles as part of our jobs is a health and safety issue that can be influenced by system factors and individual pressures. The Department of Main Roads has developed a new tool to help manage the risks of work-related driving.
The Driver Safety Maturity Model (DSMM):
- provides a high-level overview of the different organisational maturity stages towards integrating road safety initiatives into work-related driving approaches
- includes a range of controls associated with managing safe driving from a legislative and better practice perspective (which can be used to embed safety within work-related driving practices)
- provides a guideline for organisations to consider as part of their approach to managing work-related safety risks
- helps to identify a range of policies, practices and checklists that can strengthen workplace health and safety controls.