Technical Project Manager
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Penny Brooks is Technical Project Manager at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), responsible for developing and curating RoSPA Fleet Services’ suite of driver and driver trainer qualifications. Prior to joining RoSPA in 2019, she spent 10 years designing training courses for freelance trainers. Penny qualified as a driver trainer herself in 2003, and gained her learning and development credentials with the CIPD in 2008. Since then she has worked exclusively with the driver training industry and has written, led and managed driver training programmes and train the trainer courses in the UK and the Middle East.
Topic: Managing Risk on the Road
Managing Risk on the Road looks at the relationship between the organisation, driver behaviour and journey outcomes. Over 90% of collisions on the road are attributed to human error. If employers want to stop people being killed and seriously injured on the road, the key is ensuring that people who are driving for work are properly trained, can recognise and prioritise levels of risk and can take responsibility for their driving choices. Research has identified a number of areas related to improving safety on the road, including driver fatigue, distraction, hazard awareness and journey context. On this basis all organisations that employ others to drive, will benefit from exploring these topics from a drivers perspective further.