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July 1, 2021

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Active travel: Getting people back to work safely

Business in the Community has issued an ‘Active Travel: Getting people back to work safely toolkit’.

cyclistThe toolkit outlines some of the challenges and opportunities in promoting active travel in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the pressure to respond to the climate emergency. It also includes the latest examples of best practice from leading responsible businesses.

Despite offices being shut for most of 2020, the national lockdown has led to increased walking and cycling. Figures published by the Department for Transport, show that between May and July, 39% of people were walking more, and 38% of people were cycling more than before the outbreak of the pandemic.

Although this increase in walking and cycling was predominantly recreational, there is now the opportunity to embed the changes seen during the national lockdown into long-term travel habits as part of the broader changes in how we work and travel following the pandemic.

This toolkit includes:

  • The business case for active travel.
  • What national funding is available.
  • What are the barriers/opportunities.
  • Examples of how other business, such as Fujitsu and Heathrow, are embracing active travel initiatives.

The Toolkit is available here.

How do periods of economic growth affect workplace injuries?

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we are joined by Tanya Jenke, General Manager of Cority Australia, who has recently carried out a study, analysing over half a million occupational injuries in Western Australia between 2003-2019, to find whether economic growth following a period of recession has an impact on workplace injuries.

Click here to listen to this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast.

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