As part of a €209.5 million funding package to improve roads in FYR Macedonia, part of the project involves the EBRD stipulating the implementation of a Road Safety Management System in accordance with ISO 39001 to improve safety standards. The project also requires ISO 9001 certification for quality management for Improving standards of corporate governance and business conduct.
Additionally as part of a loan package in Serbia, ‘to finance the rehabilitation and safety improvement works on the primary and secondary road networks in Serbia’, the EBRD, ‘will also support the implementation of the new ISO 39001 standard for road traffic safety management in Serbia and a road safety awareness campaign will be organised during the implementation phase of the Project’.
PRAISE is a project co-funded by the European Commission and implemented by European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) on Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees (PRAISE). The project aims to advance work-related Road Safety Management and provide the know-how to employers who have to take on that challenge. It also aims to present the work-related road safety standards of EU Member States and carry out advocacy work at the EU level: work-related road safety is an area of road safety policy that clearly needs renewed political commitment.
Their 2012 report ‘Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees: Work Related Road Safety Management Programmes’ stated that, ‘ISO 39001… will provide a useful framework for the continual improvement of road safety work.’
As part of Pillar 1 on Road Safety management, the UN’s Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 Activity 3 is to, ‘Develop a national strategy (at cabinet or ministerial level) coordinated by the lead agency ‘promoting road safety management initiatives such as the new ISO traffic safety management standard ISO 39001’.
This global plan was set up by the UN General Assembly under resolution A/RES58/289 on “Improving global road safety”, a task taken forward by the World Health Organisation.