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Title: Safety outcomes for incident responders operating on high speed roads: An analysis of the relationship with behaviour, motivation and role clarity.
Holmesglen Authors: Bruce, Simon
Other Authors: Stephens, Amanda
Muir, Carlyn
Austin, Tim
Mazzo, Tony
Newman, Sharon
Keywords: Emergency Services.
Traffic Accidents and Safety.
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2021
Publication information: v16, iss 3.
Abstract: High-speed roads present a considerable level of risk for frontline workers operating in these environments. To optimise safety, prevention activities need to target the key skills required to mitigate risk. The aim of this research was to explore the behavioural (compliance, participation, voice), motivational (safety motivation) and work demand (role clarity) factors that influence safety outcomes for incident responders working on high-speed roads. Safety outcomes included secondary incidents and near misses with passing vehicles. A total of 295 complete survey responses were received from six emergency service and incident response agencies in one Australian state. Data were analysed using structural equation modelling. The results showed that higher levels of safety voice, safety motivation and, role clarity were significantly associated with safer self-reported safety outcomes after controlling for the number of incidents attended. The findings from this study will be used to guide the development of a training program to improve the cognitive, behavioural and perceptual skills of incident responders operating on high-speed roads. Some insight into the structure and format of this program is provided.
Description: Research Article.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247095
Journal Title: PLOS
Type: Journal Article
Affiliates: Holmesglen
Holmesglen Department: ESSE- Higher Education
Holmesglen Faculty: Faculty of Education, Service Skills and Environment
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