Jerome Carslake

Director of the National Road Safety Partnership Program

Monash University Accident Research Centre

Jerome Carslake is currently the Director of the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) which is delivered by the Monash University Accident Research Centre. Jerome has extensive knowledge in workplace road safety management, program delivery and the collaborative development of solutions. Jerome has a broad background in transport including leading the development of the NRSPP and other strategic projects during his time at the National Transport Commission, prior to that he was a consultant and policy adviser within the agricultural and renewable sectors and their related supply chains. Jerome is the lead facilitator for the classroom training for the Victorian Sharing Road Safely course for truck drivers to help them safely interact with vulnerable road users. The course was developed by Amy Gillett Foundation and based on best practice from Transport for London’s Construction Logistics and Community Safety which NRSPP is helping adapt to Australia. Jerome’s origins are from the northern wheat belt of Western Australia with studies in agricultural science, agribusiness, project management, strategic research and stakeholder engagement. He has a Masters in Agribusiness and Bachelor of Agricultural Science. His passion is in teamwork and collaboration which originate from his rowing at an elite level in Western Australia as both a rower and coach.

Session Overview

CLOCS a New Paradigm in Sharing Road Safely, We All Win!

When people hit the road, they’re all experts, it’s their right to be there. The thing is every road user makes mistakes, even the best. The question is how do we reduce the crash impact when a mistake is made? For trucks this is incredibly hard. For the largest vehicle on the road many road users have no idea how to safely interact with them. Sadly, the statistics illustrate how the majority of fatal incidents involving a truck are not the fault of the driver but of the third party. The truck being so large brings more mass to the incident; even at a low speed these can be fatal. So, knowing this we add more trucks to our cities to service massive infrastructure projects so people can get around easier and safer. See a potential issue??? Add in how tribal all road users are, their mode, their right. There is no way to engineer out the risk but instead a shared responsibility and everyone doing their part. This is CLOCS. This presentation will explore how the heavy vehicle construction sector does their part. How can we change the thinking from its everyone else that’s the problem and not me to we are all in this?