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MORR™ in voluntary organisations

Also available to download: Management of Occupational Road Risk in Voluntary Organisations (PDF 189kb)

Management of Occupational Road Risk in Voluntary Organisations

Many voluntary organisations (e.g. Dial-a-Ride, Community Car Schemes, Red Cross, WRVS, disability groups, Age Concern, etc) provide road transport services to their communities.

This often involves transporting people to and from appointments, shopping and cross-hospital transport. Many such services are local but some involve long distances out of area. The vehicles used include specialist vehicles, people carriers, minibuses and people's own cars. Employees in voluntary organisations may also be required to use their own vehicle as part of their job.

Voluntary organisations have a duty of care under health and safety law to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, passengers and anyone else (e.g. other road users) who may be affected by their organisation's activities. They can fulfil this duty by ensuring that they address risk on the road within the framework they should already have in place for managing health and safety at work.

The purpose of the project was to develop, run and evaluate a pilot scheme designed to help voluntary organisations assess the safety of their road transport operations, and to identify measures that can be adopted to manage and reduce or eliminate those risks.

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