HR Department wrote:Hello,
I am lookin as HR to promote helmet safety to staff in the
I am looking for materials that might help us promote helmet safety in a
passive way i.e through posters.
We are based in the centre of london meaning we have a number of cyclist
that commute by bicycle to work, we have underground bike storage that
means we promote the use of this type of transport but also have a duty of
Could you please let me know if you have any such material/resources that
could help me.
Graham wrote:Hello G,
As I understand your email your HR department ( you ) are trying to promote cycle helmet use among your staff who cycle to work.
My first question is :-
Why is your company trying to encourage cycling staff to wear a cycle helmet when cycling to work ?
Your answer may be that it is "common sense to take whatever extra safety measures we can encourage them to take."
I think you need to have a look at the following website which attempts to give a balanced view :-
I would encourage you to talk to some of your cycling staff about this - a sample of helmet wearers & non-helmet wearers - before proceeding.
I'm fairly sure that your company has no duty of care by way of trying to affect their transport decisions when travelling to and from work.
All the above is the personal view of one Moderator on the Cycling UK FORUM.
Cycling UK itself has the following position :-
https://www.cyclinguk.org/campaign/cycl ... s-evidence
You are most welcome to register and post on the FORUM itself to solicit the views of many other experienced cyclists.
I think I had better stop there.