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Promoting better business through improved road safety management

7 Jun 2018 Moscow

Online course now available in Russian

With human error the main cause of 85% of road accidents involving heavy commercial vehicles, the solution is to train managers to prioritise safety across all operations and to instil a safety-aware culture throughout the industry.

A new online occupational road safety training tool in Russian has been launched by the IRU Academy together with EASST and Cranfield University with the support of BP Russia

The fully accredited ‘Road Safety at Work: Online Course for Managers’ is designed to give managers and businesses the skills needed to deliver and sustain a robust road safety management strategy.

Evidence has shown that businesses that adopt a thorough approach to driver safety can also benefit from reduced insurance, less damage to vehicles and goods, better staff retention and a significant reduction in working time lost through crashes.

Patrick Philipp, Head, IRU Academy said: “We are excited about the further rollout of this universal digital training course on managing fleet safety and are confident that this course will offer managers the key knowledge necessary to instill a culture of road safety awareness in their organisations.”

The course is accessible online 24/7 and has no geographical boundaries. Through a series of 10 video lectures, quizzes and reading materials, the course uses real-life examples and case studies to give those who manage transport operations the competencies and skills they need to effectively manage safety - awarding them at the end with an accredited certificate of completion.