Why Do a Status Review?
A status review is an opportunity to take stock and understand the current state of road safety in an organization. The results will show how a road safety program measures up. They highlight strengths as well as gaps. When done every year or two, a status review shows where the organization is improving its road safety performance. The Road Safety Snapshot provides a solid foundation for expanding road safety dialogue, and upon which to build your road safety program.
How To Do a Status Review
Doing a status review involves gathering information. The following are the key steps:
- Start by having several of your employees complete the Road Safety Snapshot. Based on the 10 Essentials of a Road Safety Program, this quick survey poses questions and provides feedback that focus on key elements found in effective road safety programs. Responses you receive will help you identify the strengths of your program, and see areas where there is room for improvement. As well, the survey results let you benchmark your program so you can measure improvements over time.
- Consult employees. Ask employees – managers, supervisors and drivers – how they feel about their road safety program. What’s working? What’s not working? Do responses match audit results? What recommendations do they offer for improvement? How do they want to be involved in driving change?
- Collect and analyze incident data. When looking forward to change, it’s helpful to first look back at past incidents. If you have not changed the practices or procedures that enabled a previous motor vehicle incident, they probably continue to present hazardous situations. Understand what factors contributed to those incidents, and make plans to change them.
Do a status review:
When starting a new ORS program to:
- Decide where to start
- Help develop an action plan
- Establish benchmarks
When reviewing an existing ORS program to:
- Evaluate program results
- Demonstrate progress
- Decide on a plan of action to improve the program