Safer Driving at Work
In this online Safer Driving at Work course, driving safety expert Vicky Lovell demonstrates how to become a safer and less stressed driver by adopting a defensive driving mindset.
Duration | 45 minutes
Safer Driving at Work | In the UK driving accidents on public roads related to work are not recorded in Health & Safety Executive accident statistics. But employers still have an obligation to reduce risks to employees. If you have employees that drive for work this is likely the most dangerous part of their day.
Those who drive vehicles over 7.5Tn must complete 5 days of training every 5 years. However sales people, delivery drivers and all other small vehicle drivers at work often do not receive any formal driving training from employers.
This online Safer Driving at Work course is an ideal way for employers to achieve safer drivers, meet legal obligations and record training has been completed.
Once relevant theory is covered, at the end of the course Vicky takes the learner through 4 commentary drives to reinforce the key lessons.
- Why this course is important for you
- Introducing C.O.A.S.T
- What affects concentration?
- Observation exercise
- Commentary drive (video)
This online safe driving training is designed for anyone who drivers small vehicles at work. For example
- Delivery Drivers
- Utilities staff
On successful completion learners (or a designated person) will be emailed their certificate when 70% or more is achieved in the final 15 question assessment. This assessment can be retaken if required.
The certificate is valid for 2 years.
- 40 minutes of instruction led by Vicky Lovell
- Final assessment to evidence learning
- CPD-accredited certificate: 4 CPD credits
- Bulk licence discount
- Zero Carbon Product
Employers Legal Duty
The legal duty of care employers owe to staff extends to all work activities, including driving for work. A help guide has been produced by the HSE which can be viewed here.
Driving for work involves risk and therefore should be risk assessed. Following this reasonable steps must be taken. For example, planing sufficient breaks in driving schedules to combat tiredness.
Similarly, training staff in safe driving will also help to lower the risk of accidents. The Safe driving course may also help organisations to avoid criminal and civil legal sanctions – and protect their reputation – should something go wrong.
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