An Advanced Driving Course would make the Ideal gift for someone special or for two people who would like to share the experience.
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What is the point of Corporate /Fleet Driver Training?
* To reduce the risk of a driving-related accident
* To reduce the stress caused by driving
* To reduce the potential time taken away from work due to an accident of stress-related illness
* To reduce the potential of long term disability
* To reduce the potential of trauma to your family or other road users
* To reduce the potential cost of vehicle repairs
* To potentially reduce or contain vehicle insurance costs
* To potentially reduce or contain employer liability costs
* To potentially reduce additional employee cover costs
* To potentially improve productivity and efficiency
The location for the training can be at the customers premises or at a mutually agreed location. The preferred ratio is 1 driver per trainer for a 1/2 day or full day session. This gives the opportunity for each driver to develop their own skills on a 1 to 1 basis with the trainer. Other options would be up to 3 drivers per trainer depending on vehicle size. This accommodates more drivers per session but reduces the amount of training per individual driver.
The client must provide a suitable roadworthy and fully insured vehicle. Drivers must hold a valid current licence for the vehicle they are driving.
The Fleet Driver Trainer Course
This fleet driver training course is designed to give drivers a greater understanding of their responsibility when on the road and how this may affect their company or organisation. The demonstrations and instruction on the course will enhance driving techniques, improve behaviour and develop a more responsible attitude to driving and other road users. The participants will also be encourages to adapt a smoother driving style which reduces driver stress and overall wear and tear on their vehicle.
The fleet driver trainer will complete an assessment of the driver''s initial and final drive and also discuss the key points that have been addressed during the driving session. A written report will be issued on each driver along with any suggestions.
To reduce or eliminate the risk of drivers being involved in an accident, and also to ensure drivers adopt a safer attitude to driving whilst being aware of issues such as wear and tear, fuel economy and environmental considerations.
* Speed Awareness
* Effective use of positioning
* Appropriate gear selection
* Braking techniques
* Defensive vehicle positioning
* Co-ordination of hazard / risk management
* Accurate bend assessment •
* Awareness of hazards and risks
* Safe and calculated overtaking
* Third party perception awareness
* Conflict prevention
What will my Business gain from Corporate /Fleet Training?
Driving For Work Campaign
The benefits of managing a driving for work policy include:
* Reduced accident losses
* More effective vehicle use
* Less down time
* Improved safety culture
* Improved public image
* Higher staff morale
* Lower insurance premiums
* Lower transport costs
* Defence against criminal prosecutions and civil litigation
* Improved business performance
* Every week around 200 road deaths and serious injuries involves someone at work.
* Work-related road accidents are the biggest cause of work-related accidental death.
* Business drivers have collision rates that are 30 – 40% higher than those of private drivers.
* Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Employers have a duty of care to others who may be affected by their business activities, which, in the case of driving, means all other road users.
* Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Employers are required to carry out risk assessments, make arrangements to implement necessary measures, appoint competent people and arrange for appropriate information and training.
*The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
These Regulations cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues including traffic routes for vehicles within the workplace.
Stricter health and safety
The new Health & Safety Offences Act, which came into effect on 16th January 2009, toughens significantly the penalties for managers who turn a blind eye to health and safety failings.
What it will mean for your business
It raises the maximum fine from £5,000 to £20,000, and widens the range of imprisonable offences. For example,it will be a particular issue for employers who allow workers to use their own vehicles for work purposes ( known as ''grey fleets''), but then fail to ensure that they are properly insured, taxed or maintained. If the driver causes a crash as a result ,the employer could be fined or jailed for up to two years.
In order to keep your company up to date and inline with the Health & Saftey Laws and also save money please contact us for the relative costs relating to Risk assessments and driving courses.