A status review highlights gaps in an organization’s road safety program and shows where the organization is improving. Safety audits, risk assessments, data analyses and consultation with employees are key components. Tools to conduct a status review are provided.
Why Do a Status Review?
A status review can tell you how your organization’s occupational road safety (ORS) measures up. Initially, it can help you start a program. When done regularly, it can help you improve an existing program.
How To Do a Status Review
Doing a status review involves gathering information. The following are the key steps:
Do a status review:
- When starting a new ORS program to:
- Establish benchmarks
- Decide where to start
- Help develop an action plan
- When reviewing an existing ORS program to:
- Decide on a plan of action
- Demonstrate progress
- Evaluate the program
- Improve the program
Things You Should Know
- Start by doing a safety audit, collecting and analyzing incident data and doing risk assessments. Consulting with employees is also helpful because it provides a good indication of the current safety climate and safety culture within your organization. It’s difficult to change and improve without a positive safety culture and climate.
- A status review is done in addition to meeting all legal requirements. You must remain in compliance with your responsibilities under the National Safety Code, Motor Vehicle Act, Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement and any other requirements.
|BC’s Preferred Practices|
|BC’s Preferred Practices -Step 2: Do a Status Review|
|BC’s Preferred Practices -Complete Document|