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Road Safety team host winter Driving for Work Seminar

This week Thursday 28 November, Williamson Art Gallery saw Road Safety hosted a winter Driving for Work Seminar as part of their Mind Your Business programme, funded by Road Safety Trust.

The seminar, the first of it’s kind specifically aimed at employees, saw more than 30 individuals from a variety of organisations attend.

The event formed part of a fortnight of activity across the borough marking Road Safety Week, during which almost 500 young people were educated on the importance of road safety from 18-24 November.

Rhian Hughes, Road Safety Team Leader at Wirral Council commented: “It was great to see so many people attend the session and I hope to see many more employers and employees attend future sessions, accessing this vital information to stay as safe as possible on our roads.”

The seminar, led by key speakers from the health and safety industry, road safety specialists and police and collision investigation experts, is just one of the events provided by Wirral’s Road Safety team through their Mind Your Business programme.

Addressing the importance of staying safe on our roads, particularly when you are required to drive as part of your work duties, the seminar covered key issues including winter vehicle maintenance, managing fatigue, distractions whilst driving and the common risks around drink/drugs whilst driving were the key topics covered within this session.

Other events offered through the Mind your Business programme include on-road practical driving sessions, online driver-profiling, lunch time learning sessions (with resources provided to employees and a chance for them to ask questions) and winter maintenance checks for fleet vehicles showing drivers how to check their vehicle.

Rhian continued: “Driving for work is one of the most common work-related health and safety risks so it is important that we continue providing these sessions to local businesses and I’d like to thank all those that got involved over the last two weeks.”

If you would like to attend a future session run by our Road Safety team, you can email them on roadsafety@wirral.gov.uk