The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 includes the company vehicle as a place of work and states that "every employer shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees".
In order to manage Occupational Road Risk, drivers should be afforded periodic training.
This course contains an interactive audio visual theory element (90 min) and an in-vehicle training session (one hour). This highly successful model is available for employers with small, medium or large fleets of cars / vans / minibuses / coaches or HGVs or who have staff driving their own vehicles on business.
The focus of this course is raising driver awareness, concentration and observation skills and anticipating the probable actions of other road users and encouraging best practice skills.
Who should attend?
All staff who drive in company vehicles or their own vehicles during their working day.
Fleet Composition: Cars, Vans, Minibus, Rigid Trucks and HGVs.
On course completion, the participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Principles of Decision Driving including an increased level of observation, hazard management, space management and vehicle control.
The course consists of a theory session followed by an In-Vehicle session on a one-to-one basis with the driver. The course content can be customised to meet your organisation’s requirements. On completion of the course, participants receive a Driver Assessment report, Certificate of Attendance and a Road Safety Information Pack
Pre-Course Requirements: A full licence for their vehicle category,an open mind and a willingness to learn and improve.
Each participant will be assessed on their driving techniques in 16 core areas including
Effective use of Positioning
Appropriate Gear Selection
Defensive Vehicle Positioning
Co-ordination of Hazard/Risk Management
Accurate Bend Assessment
Awareness of Hazards and Risks
Safe and Calculated Overtaking
Fuel efficient driving techniques
Benefits of fleet training:
Reduce your company's fuel costs
Reduce your company's accident rate
Negotiate lower insurance premiums for your fleet
Enhance your company profile
Reduce your fleet repair and maintenance costs
Reduce your staff downtime
Reduce your stress levels as well as that of your company drivers'
Lower your environmental impact upon the local and wider community
A completed driver risk assessment form for each participant will be supplied to their employer.
Periodic Refresher Training is also available for drivers who have previously undertaken our Fleet Driver Training Program.
The aim of this course is to identify any areas of driving which are weak and to encourage the driver to take corrective action.
Periodic training keeps the driver sharp and reinforces previous training.