Why do you need a Driver Assessment programme?
HSE Guidelines, DRIVING AT WORK state that “health and safety law applies to on the road work activities as to all work activities and the risks should be effectively managed within a health and safety system”.
- It is estimated that up to a third of all road traffic collisions involve someone who is at work at the time. This could account for up to 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week.
- Some employers believe that as long as they comply with road traffic regulations, e.g., vehicles have a current MOT and insurance, and their drivers have valid licences, this is enough to ensure the safety of their employees. However, health and safety law applies to all on road activities, and all risks should be suitably assessed.
- Health and Safety regulations now cover many aspects of fleet and transport management; driver assessment is an integral part of protecting the workforce against crashes and prosecution.
- A system of ongoing training or regular driver assessment is quite often required by insurance companies, and those not requiring it often offer excellent incentives if it is place. 66% of company cars are subject to an insurance claim each year.
- There are very few accidents on our roads, most are collisions brought about by human error.
- Company car drivers generally believe themselves to be better drivers than average; however they are twice as likely to be involved in a RTC, and are more likely to drive aggressively and speed. This can have a very negative impact on the company image.
- With Driver Training not only can drivers become much safer but can also become much more eco-friendly, which not only greatly reduces the fuel costs but also reduces the maintenance costs and increases the residue value of company vehicles.
Driver and Rider training courses
- Driver assessments
- Driver conversions
- Driver retraining
- Taxi training
- Advanced driver courses