MVA FUND PROMOTES WORKPLACE ROAD SAFETY
The Fund is mandated to design, develop, promote and implement crash and injury prevention measures in terms of the MVA Fund Act No. 10 of 2007. In fulfilling this mandate, the Fund is guided by its 2014-2019 Accident and Injury Prevention and Public Education Strategy focused on road safety programmes in the top six most affected regions
such as Khomas (49%), Otjozondjupa (14%), Erongo (14%), Oshana (12%), Hardap (9%) and Kavango West and East (5%), by crashes.
These programmes include Work Place Road Safety initiatives which primarily focus on the promotion of safe road usage aimed at promoting a workplace road safety culture. This programme is driven by the fact that 66% of persons injured in crashes are between 16 to 40 years old, which is the most productive working class of society.
Road safety at the workplace is beneficial to both the employee and employer as it can potentially sustain productivity which may be hampered in case of injury sustained during a motor vehicle crash. It is therefore imperative for employers to ensure that employees are equipped with safety precautions to be safe road users.
Through its Public Education Team, the Fund extends partnership with organizations in a bid to attain maximum value out of workplace road safety programmes through employee engagements. The team furthermore advices on Workplace Road Safety Policy and Journey Management Programme.
Companies and institutions that aspire to be part of these programmes may contact the MVA Fund’s Public Education Team at 061-2897063 and 061-2897178 for more information.