After presenting at the RSMA’s Annual Conference last year, we have been in discussions about the impact of diabetes safety for workers on the roads as well as drivers. As one of the largest specialist trade body in the Highways Sector, the RSMA has played a key role in developing and supporting the road marking industry and their support for the Charter will be invaluable.
The RSMA was established to represent the voice of its members and they have an excellent reputation for training, standards and safe systems of work. It is their aim to promote the industry as a key component of a safe and effective highways network. Their vision is ’A Safer Road for All Users’; we feel this sits perfectly with the aim of the Charter and the willingnesswe have to improve awareness around the health and safety risks associated with diabetes.
Stu McInroy, RSMA CEO, said “The RSMA is delighted to support the Tackling Diabetes Safety Charter. Kate’s presentation was one of the most powerful at our 2019 Conference and we are pleased to be able to assist the Diabetes Safety Organisation in raising awareness and understanding of the subject across our membership.’’
As diabetes continues to rise in the UK with 700 people a day diagnosed, that’s one person every two minutes, increased awareness and understanding is vital. The risks associated with the condition spills over into work and our road network. The DVLA has in place set requirements but these are not always understood or followed. This is one of the reasons we have set up the Tackling Diabetes Safety Charter to help more companies put in place best practise around diabetes safety.