Council employees informed of how to be a safer driver.

2 June 2019 Posted by

On Monday 20th May at NCH an employee engagement event was held focusing on being a safer driver.

Staff were invited to come to speak to Cornwall Fire & Rescue and Cornwall Council staff regarding their safety on the road with the emphasis on being a safer driver ensuring you are fit to drive, you adopt safer driving behaviour as a driver and ensure your vehicle is road safe.

Messages included, in car distractions such mobile phones, vehicle checks, alcohol and being fit to drive. Information and advice was provided to increase drivers’ awareness, encouraging them to adopt or maintain safe driving behaviour, and make a positive change.

Guy Pomeroy from Falmouth Fire Station, supported by Green Watch from Truro, delivered mobile phone safety information to Council employees. Staff who engaged were given a signal blocker asked to complete a form to evaluate the use of the signal blocker.  The Health, Safety & Wellbeing team attended and offered bloody pressure tests, eye sight tests and checks and tailored health advice as we are aware of the increase of RTC’s being reported as medical episodes at the wheel.  Staff from the Prevention and Road Safety Team attended to deliver road safety messages to attendees.

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Simon, Research & Information Officer, Amethyst, Community Safety Team

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