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As part of the Government’s Strategy to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Britain’s roads they are pursuing a programme of driving assessment and, if necessary, re-training for drivers who are potentially at higher than normal risk.
Those involved include the Health and Safety Executive, (The DVSA) and a number of private training organisations. Currently this scheme is voluntary but research shows that those companies that take part in this scheme can potentially reduce their operating costs and offer health and safety benefits to all their drivers.
Driver Training Consultancy has 30 years of experience in delivering high quality fleet driver training and assessment as part of a wider fleet risk management programme. Our solutions are extremely effective and relevant for companies in the public or private sector.
The goal is to eliminate or reduce risks encountered by company drivers whilst at the same time, lower fleet costs by reducing accidents, fuel costs and insurance premiums. Your drivers represent your company on the road so creating a positive corporate image is important.
If your company employs drivers, or has employees who frequently drive as part of their job role then your business has serious corporate responsibilities. Your company has a “duty of care” to your employees and this extends to ALL drivers of company vehicles or driving their own vehicle (Gray Fleet) on behalf of the business.
Half-day workshops can also be run on areas such as speed awareness, eco-driving, Advanced Driving, personal safety and road risk management.
On-road assessment and training is in the format of a 1/2 or 1 or 3 day course for 1 or 2 drivers.
Latest research confirms that driving for work involves a higher level of risk than driving for non-work related activities.
At-work crashes are the single largest cause of employment-related deaths in the UK. The main contributor to motor vehicle crashes shown to be driver behaviour.
Our fleet driver training courses deal directly with these issues.
Driver training courses can help reduce accident rates, save money and improve driver performance. Browse our range of courses and if you can´t find what you´re looking for let us know as we´ll be happy to tailor a course to suit your specific needs.
Driver and Speed Awareness training for company drivers can be used proactively to ensure that employees continue to drive legally and safely. Using simple techniques to make safe progress while understanding speed limits can mean that drivers get from A to B within a safe environment.
These courses can be run company-wide as part of a defensive driving initiative, or they can be used individually for drivers who have a record of speeding, to reduce the likelihood of re-offending or bans. These courses help to keep drivers efficient and legal with vital employees staying on the road, while reducing fleet insurance costs.
Although statistically the UK has one of the lowest road collision (crashes) rates in the world, nonetheless some 1775 people die each year on our roads and a further 169,895 are injured, some 22,807 suffering long-term incapacity. It’s therefore in the interests of everyone to try and reduce this misery, suffering and costly wastage.
Two groups of drivers most at risk are firstly our young (17 to 25yr olds) and secondly our company drivers.
Our young have collisions (crashes) largely because of their inexperience or immaturity. Measures are currently being sought to counter this. Also company drivers because of their extended mileage.
Statistics show that our average driver (10,000 miles per year) has a 1 in 7 risk of a collision (crashes) in any one year.
For the high mileage (50,000+ per year) company drivers this risk factor is increased by some 67%, a risk factor of 1 in 3.
This isn’t because these company drivers overall are worse drivers than the average; it simply means that more miles and time on the road equals more exposure to risk.
Also, it doesn’t mean that all drivers are equally at risk. Everyone has differing levels of skills, some very good, others, well, not so good.