Van Driver Safety


This online Van Driver Safety course provides the knowledge needed to work safely as a van driver.  A Van Driver Safety certificate is emailed on successful completion.
Van Driver Safety
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Statistically, driving is the most dangerous work activity that most people undertake.

If you drive a van for work or employ those that, you have a responsibility to ensure the van is roadworthy, never overloaded, parked safely and always driven in a safe manner.

This online Van Driver Safety course provides the knowledge van drivers need to keep themselves, the public and your business reputation safe.

A certificate is emailed on successful completion.

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  • Provide employers with a solution to effectively train their van drivers.
  • Provide van drivers engaging training, so they know how to drive and deliver safely.


On successful completion of the online Van Drivers Safety course you will know.

  • The laws around van driving
  • How to undertake pre use van checks
  • How to drive economically
  • How to drive safely
  • Where you can unload and park
  • How to deliver goods safely
  • What good customer service means


At the end of the online Van Driver training course is a multiple-choice assessment.

Where learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, a completion certificate is issued by email.

If a learner scores less than 80%, they can then revisit any part of the course and are offered the opportunity to retake the quiz until they are successful.

A Van Safety certificate is then emailed to your account for retention within your training records.

VAN SAFETY Certificate


UNIT 1 – The Law

In the first learning unit we cover your legal responsibilities.  To yourself, employer, and the public.

UNIT 2 – Vehicle Pre-Use Checks

In this second learning unit, we will demonstrate how to correctly carry out ‘pre-use checks’, discuss which parts of the vehicle need to be checked and explain what you need to look out for when checking.

UNIT 3 – Driving Best-Practice Behaviours

In this third unit we detail how to be an excellent driver.  This means driving in a way that anticipates hazards, so the driver has plenty of time to react to any dangers.  It also means understanding the latest rules.  For example, leave at least 5ft or 1.5metres of space when passing cyclists.

UNIT 4 – Delivery Best-Practice Behaviours

In this fourth unit we cover how to deliver goods professional.  This means unloading in the right places.  Demonstrating good customer service and care for the employer’s reputation.  For example you will learn the difference between Red Routes and Clearways.

UNIT 5 – Assessment


  • Ability to administer training. Enrol others, even if they don’t have an email.  Contact us of details.
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  • Engaging content


How do employers’ benefit from providing van safety driving training?

Van Safety training benefits employers’ through

  • Helps to meet duty of care responsibilities.
  • Reduced incidents
  • Less downtime
  • Reduced fuel usage
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved van resale value
  • Reduced running and maintenance costs
  • Positive environmental impact

How many vans are on UK roads?

There are around 4.1 million vans in use on Britain’s roads, driving a staggering 50 billion miles a year and making up 16% of all vehicular traffic.  However, vans account for less than 1% of road accidents.  So relatively speaking vans are safely driven.

How can vans be driven to save fuel?

You can drive economically by adopting these 8 tips.

  1. Correctly inflated tyres offer less resistance on the road, increasing fuel economy and improving handling.
  2. Don’t drive too fast.Fuel costs increase the faster you drive, so keep speeds reasonable.
  3. Smooth braking will save fuel & reduce stress on you, the vehicle & your load.
  4.  Using the engine to brake provides a smooth reduction in speed, and saves fuel.
  5. Use the handbrake for hill starts
  6. Don’t idle your engine is stopped for more than 1 minute


If you have any questions about this Van Driver Safety course online please email us at [email protected].