As the prevalence of mental health in our community increases and our population ages, Bus Drivers are increasingly presented with new challenges; both in regards to the public facing nature of their roles and the capacity required to operate a heavy vehicle. While the general risks associated with driving are well documented, the additional responsibilities required of workplaces to keep their drivers safe and the processes underpinning this are still being explored. Given the autonomous, decentralised and significantly public facing nature of this workforce, many challenges are present in monitoring, managing and understanding workers capacity to safely drive through the course of their work.
All organisations have legal obligations to monitor the health of workers and implement strategies to support workers when they know or ought reasonably to have known of the workers’ physical and psychological conditions.
To this end, over the course of 2 hours, P2 Group takes you through a new approach to monitoring, assessing and supporting your mobile workforce and their safety and capabilities on the road, including:
- Meeting your legislative obligations to monitor health and wellbeing
- Identifying workers who may be experiencing challenges to their capacity to drive
- the physical early warning signs
- the cognitive early warning signs
- the psychological early warning signs
- The ergonomics of driving and strategies for creating a optimal vehicle based working environment
- The demands of driving and the process of assessing a worker who may not be able to adequately and safely perform the task
- The increasing experience of occupational violence while driving and strategies for keeping workers safe and promoting positive mental health self-management.
This event will be held at the P2 Group office – 6b Roche St Hawthorn on the 23 Nov at 1pm. Places are limited so please register below.