Crashes are related to driver well-being. From time to time staff members, at any level, may require assistance to deal with issues and incidents that may arise out of their employment and personal life that may affect them at work, including their driving.
Many vehicle crashes can be attributed to unresolved personal and health problems, although only the symptoms of these may be the reported causes of those crashes. For example, speeding and risk taking may be the overt indicators of unresolved anger or conflict.
The objective of employee assistance counselling and assessment is to promote the physical, psychological and emotional well being of all employees, thus enhancing quality of life, personal productivity, safety and security. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a systematic approach to providing a structured, confidential and neutral service to staff members comprising assistance, guidance and direction as well as assessment and counselling, and, in certain cases, referral to other appropriate services.
The provision of EAP services and assistance is also based on the principle that the psychological and emotional health and well being of all employees is an Occupational Health and Safety issue. Murcotts have specialists consultants available to advise on the establishment of an EAP. We also have professional counsellors and psychologists to back up our services.
Road crashes are also the cause of trauma which can impact employees and their families. Various organisations across Australia provide services to assist road trauma victims. Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) is a not for profit organisation that provides a range of services including counselling, education and advice. If you need assistance or want more information, go to their website www.rtssv.org.au or call 1300 367 797. Murcotts is a supporter of RTSSV.