ARRM was previously known as AIRSO (the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers) and was formed in 1965 to provide support for individuals working in the area of road safety; particularly within industry and as a means by which the views among professional colleagues could be exchanged.
The role of Industrial Road Safety Officer no longer exists however, as it was one of the first roles to recognise the risks inherent in driving for work, the Association elected to rebrand as the Association for Road Risk Management and focus its energies on improving safety for those who drive for work or commute.
ARRM is now the home for a broad range of professionals whose work involves improving work-related road safety and the management of occupational road risk.
The Association will look to:
The launch of the ARRM rebrand at the 2020 AGM, the last under name of AIRSO. L-R, Keynote speakers Tavid Dobson (Lead Safety Management Specialist for the Rail Safety & Standards Board) and Anne-Marie Penny (Senior Policy Adviser on Work-Related Road Risk for Highways England) join Mark Trimmer (ARRM Secretary), Simon Turner (ARRM Chairman) and Bill Bailey (ARRM Treasurer).
Tavid and Anne-Marie explained why Government and industry are increasingly focused on the safety of those who drive for work and how this presents ARRM with a significant opportunity to help and support those charged with delivering improvements in this area across the country.