TRL webinar with UNHCR on Friday examines reasons for crashes

The latest in TRL’s series of webinars, taking place this Friday, features a debate around “Leading by example – How the UNHCR is improving road safety by understanding the causes behind road collisions involving their vehicles with TRL.”

UNHCR is the Refugee Agency undertakes vital work protecting vulnerable people forced to flee their homes, they deliver life-saving assistance in emergencies, safeguard fundamental human rights, and help find long-term solutions so they can find a safe place to call home.

To keep UNHCR teams working round the clock, around the world, they need transport. UNHCR operates a fleet of around 10,000 vehicles. The fleet includes everything from motorcycles to armoured trucks. All sizes, shapes, makes, models, and ages. These vehicles cover thousands of miles a year, often in remote and inhospitable areas. As with many organisations operating large fleets, road crashes pose a significant threat to the health and safety of their personnel, their partners, Persons of Concern, and the local communities in which they operate.

Understanding the causal and contributory factors in collisions involving their vehicles has been a key focus for UNHCR. The webinar on Friday 22nd March at 11am (GMT) will hear from Carlos Roberto Guemez Shedden, Senior Road Safety Coordinator, from UNHCR’s Road Safety Unit and Craig Arnold, TRL’s UN Technical Lead on how TRL is supporting UNHCR across the globe with independent and impartial investigation of collisions involving their vehicles and the results the work has delivered so far.

Register here.

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