Be a part of Road Safety At Work Week by engaging your organization to learn more about its responsibilities to employees who drive for work. You will be contributing to a safer workplace and safer roads for all British Columbians. Here are a few simple things you can do to get your organization involved.
Take the quiz and online course
Once you have taken the quiz and/or online course, circulate the links to your co-workers, supervisors, managers and others in your organization as well as your colleagues in other companies. Write a note to accompany the link and challenge them to take the quiz and/or course too.
If you are a Twitter or Facebook fan, share the links to the quiz and course. Issue a challenge to get people to improve their awareness of their work-related driving responsibilities. Consider sending a message each day of the campaign week which is March 7 -11. Here are a few examples to get you started:
- When you drive for work, your vehicle is your workplace. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca
- Know your rights and responsibilities when you drive for work. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca
- When you drive for work, you have a right to receive training and information about the vehicle you drive. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca
- Know and follow your employer’s safe driving procedures. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca
- You have the right to refuse unsafe driving for work. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca
- Take this quick quiz to learn about your work-related driving rights and responsibilities. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca
- New online course now available to help you learn about your work-related driving rights and responsibilities. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca
Also, follow Road Safety at Work on Twitter @RoadSafeAtWork and share campaign safety messages.
Display and distribute the Road Safety At Work Week poster
- Print a copy of the Road Safety At Work Week poster and place it in your lobby, lunchroom or other high-traffic area before the campaign launch date to help create awareness.
- Email a copy of the poster to your co-workers and ask them to post it in their workplaces.
This will be a powerful reminder to help employees, visitors and customers to learn more about their work-related driving rights and responsibilities.
Sample campaign launch message to employees and others
Distribute a message to your employees, contractors, sub-contractors, as well as a message to your suppliers and customers about your involvement with Road Safety at Work Week. Consider distributing the message the week before the Road Safety At Work Week campaign launch date on March 7 so people are well aware in advance that your company is involved.
Other employee communications
Every day during the week of March 7 to 11, choose a point from Workplace Rights and Responsibilities for Drivers and distribute it to your employees.
During the Week, make your safety meetings and tailgate meetings all about road safety. Ask employees to share their experiences with driving for work.
Include a message about Road Safety At Work Week in your email signature and encourage others to do so as well. Here are some examples:
- Road Safety at Work Week is March 7 to 11.
- Take the Road Safety at Work Week quiz.
- Learn about your work-related rights and responsibilities. Road Safety at Work Week, March 7 to 11.
Website and newsletters
Post a Road Safety At Work Week banner on the front page of your website or newsletter. On your website, hyperlink the graphic to Road Safety At Work Week.
The banners come in three sizes:
Place a story about Road Safety at Work Week on your website or in your organization’s internal and external communication channels such as an intranet or company newsletter.
Here are two examples you can customize:
Place an ad customized with your corporate logo in local community newspapers or online media site. If you would like to receive a customized ad, please email a high-resolution jpeg, tiff, eps or ai file of your logo to email@example.com.
Share your experiences with others
We can all learn from each other’s successes and challenges. Please share how your organization promoted the Road Safety at Work Week campaign and how your efforts were received by employees. Send Rick Walters an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you’ll find these ideas useful within your organization and also encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to share them with your employees, peers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers.