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CLOCS Safety Forum – The Road to Zero Harm

May 9 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the next CLOCS Safety Forum on Thursday 9th May at 10pm AEST.
We will be joined by Roseline Walker, Principal Behavioural Science Consultant at TRL and Anne-Marie Penny, Senior Road Safety Policy Adviser, National Highways to look at The Road to Zero Harm – reducing the risk of suicide related deaths for road users.
At National Highways everyone’s safety matters. They understand the devastating effect suicide can have and how this touches so many people and communities.  They recognise that they are part of a community-based approach to preventing suicide and work hard to influence and support wherever they can.
National Highways estimate that there are around 50-60 suicides each year on the strategic road network (SRN) and a significantly higher number of attempts.  National Highways want to have a network where no one will attempt to take their own life. We all have a role to play in making our network a safe place for all. We all need to be aware of and understand our approach to suicide prevention and the roles and responsibilities each of us has.
In 2017 National Highways launched their Suicide prevention strategy where they set out their vision that no one should attempt to take their own like on the SRN. This strategy recognises and demonstrates that National Highways understand that they have a role to play in reducing suicides and reducing the impact it has on those who might be affected by these events.
To deliver this strategy, National Highway has launched a series of initiatives to understand more about the factors that contribute to presentations of suicide and mitigations that can be put in place.  Roseline and Anne-Marie will share more on these initiatives including the SPAR (Suicide Prevention and Assessment Review) standard to be launched later this year, together with the Driving for Better Business programme which focuses on the link between stress, mental health, and suicide amongst drivers.
We hope to see you there to learn more about this and to understand the roles we can all play in making our roads safer.
Join the meeting here.


May 9
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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