Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their employees are not at risk during work-related driving activities and therefore need to effectively manage the risks associated with driving.
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’
Driving for work is one of the most dangerous activities that people do.
There is no one size driving course that suits all drivers as every driver has different needs. For drivers in a commercial fleet the need for a commercial fleet tailored/bespoke training programme is essential.
This course helps organisations to meet their health and safety obligations to manage work related road driving activities.
Increasing concentration, observation and anticipation of risk amongst drivers.
Helping to eliminate unsafe driving practices and improve driver attitudes.
Raising hazard perception levels and improving existing skills.
Contributing to the prevention of accidents
The benefit to the organisation can be great through the reduction in insurance premiums, accident repair damage, unscheduled maintenance costs and litigation fees, reduce collisions, driving convictions and their associated costs.
The course content can be tailored to meet the needs of the company/organisation requirements. The course consists of a presentation and theory session which contains and interactive audio visual theory element of (40 min) duration followed by a 1 hour In-Vehicle session on a one to one basis with the driver and instructor. Each driver will be risk assessed on their driving skills.
|Who should attend:||This course is suitable for drivers of all types of vehicles – cars, vans, minibus, jeeps and trucks and for anyone who is interested in becoming a safer driver.|
|Duration||½ – 1 day depending on the number of trainees.|
|Assessment||Completed driver risk assessment form.|
|Certification||GHSS Certificate of attendance.|
|Max. No. of Trainees|
|Special requirements||Full licence for their vehicle category.|