The Mental and Physical Safety on Our Roads project is the first of its kind in Australia and proposes to deliver an innovative mental and physical safety program specifically targeting heavy vehicle operators.
With a vast and remote road network in Western Australia (WA), heavy vehicle operators are often the first to come across the scene of a road crash. Being first on scene, providing assistance, witnessing, being involved in or causing a crash, can have a traumatic and long-lasting impact on those directly and indirectly involved, including family, friends and work colleagues.
Injury Matters leads quality, evidence-based and collaborative injury prevention and recovery programs in WA.
Injury Matters is funded through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative 2019-20 to develop and deliver the Mentally and Physically Safe on Our Roads project.
Mental and Physical Safety on Our Roads is an awareness-raising project which seeks to improve awareness and knowledge among heavy vehicle operators of the importance of maintaining good health, physically and mentally as a means of staying safe on our roads through information and education strategies. Additionally, the project offers insight on how to assist with mental health concerns for those involved in a crash.
We want to hear from you
Whether you or a family member, currently work or have ever worked in or around the heavy vehicle industry – we want to hear from you. Any information that you provide will help guide the development of the Mental and Physical Safety on Our Roads project.
Alternatively email us at [email protected] or call us on (08) 6166 7688 for a confidential discussion.