How to participate in Road Safety At Work Week

Be a part of Road Safety At Work Week by engaging your organization to learn more about its responsibilities to employees who drive their own vehicles for work. You will be contributing to a safer workplace and safer roads for all British Columbians. Here’s how to participate.

Take action on a road safety issue

Identify a road safety issue (or two or three) you want to address and develop an improvement plan that you can work on over the year. Check out How to Build a Road Safety Plan and Tool Kits for inspiration and guidance.

Take the quizzes and online course

Once you have taken the quizzes 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 quizzes and/or course too.

Talk to your employees

Every day during the week of March 6 to 10, choose a point from Driving Your Own Vehicle for Work and share it with 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.

Go social

If you are a Twitter or Facebook fan, share the links to the quizzes and online course. Issue a challenge to get people to improve their awareness of their work-related driving rights and responsibilities, especially when they drive their own vehicles for work.

Consider sending a message each day of the campaign week which is March 6-10. Here are some sample messages and sample tweets to get you started.

Also, follow Road Safety at Work on Twitter @RoadSafeAtWork and retweet its safety messages.

Display and distribute the Road Safety At Work Week poster

  1. Print a copy of the Road Safety At Work Week poster and/or infographic and place it in your lobby, lunchroom or other high-traffic area before the campaign launch date to help create awareness.
  2. Email a copy of the poster and/or infographic 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 6 so people are well aware in advance that your company is involved.

Email signature

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:

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:

126px X 126px

300px X 250px

728px X 90px

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:

Share your experiences with us

We can all learn from each other’s successes and challenges. Share your experience with Road Safety At Work Week: what issues you worked on, how you promoted the Week or how your efforts were received by employees.

All those who share a comment will be entered into a draw for a $100 VISA gift card.

Share your experiences with others

We hope you’ll find these ideas useful within your organization and encourage you to share them with your employees, peers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers.

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