DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCY FLEET REGISTERED INSTRUCTORS
ADVANCED DRIVER TRAINING, COMPANY CAR DRIVER TRAINING, AND RISK ASSESSEMENTS
Advanced Driver Training Courses
COMPANY OBLIGATIONS TO OCCUPATIONAL ROAD RISK -
On the 26th of July 2007 the Corporate Manslaugher and Homicide Bill received Royal Assent and came in to force on the 6th April 2008.
At DRIVEREVOLUTION advanced driver training, the courses are especially tailored to your individual needs, to help you develop your on road driving skills and increase your confidence. You will be driving your own private or Company car - the vehicle you normally drive. You will receive an initial assessment of your driving and theory knowledge (highway code), followed by a discussion based on this assessement. We then introduce some of the elements of Advanced Driving using the Police Roadcraft Techniques, known as the 'The System of Car Control'. This will be tailored to your own particular needs initially, based on the assessment, and then expanded upon as the day progresses. Breaks are taken throughout the day, and ample time to rest and discuss progress is allocated. Lunch is provided. The day ends with a full debrief, and question and answer session. Reports are provided, within 48hrs of completion, to both the Company and the Individual Client, for your files. Oh yes - and don't forget - there's a difference - your tutor has been there where you are! Please see the PROFILE page. at http://www.driverevolution.co.uk/profileandbackground.htm
Courses are very relaxed and friendly. Your tutor has 24 years experience in the industry and has a reputation for putting people at ease from the outset. There is NO 'teacher / pupil' atmosphere in the car. We work together and above all make the experience fun as well as highly beneficial. You will find quotes and comments from past clients on the COMMENTS page on this site.
A full, typical agenda for the day is displayed on this site:- see ONE DAY COURSE - AGENDA page.at -http://www.driverevolution.co.uk/typicalagendaforaday.htm
Why does a Company need to consider further Driver Training? How Dangerous is it out there?
Quotes, Facts and Stats! COMPANY HEALTH AND SAFETY FACTS:
(* = quotes taken from Managing Occupational Road Risk Manual ISBN1-85088-053-0)
- * RoSPA have reported that work related driving is one of the biggest single causes of all reportable accidents that occur under the Health and Safety at work framework.
- * Chief Executive of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Rob Strange quoted, ' Addressing the issue of occupational road risk should be a major concern for every organisation operating a fleet of vehicles.....'
- * Richard Brustrom, Chief Constable, Chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers quotes in the above manual, ' Despite having the lowest casualty rate in Europe we are still killing 3,500 people on our roads each year, and seriously injuring 10's of thousands more.........'
- * Road Casualty figures for UK 2002 read as follows: Killed 3,431. Seriously Injured 74,534.
- Approximately a third of those killed were driving Company cars. Approxiamtely 11,500 of those seriously injured were driving Company Cars. There are no figures currently showing how many of the others (the general public) seriously injured or killed, were injured or killed by Company Drivers. However many that may be, it's a very sobering thought for any HR and H&S Dept. with a fleet to manage.
- Driving a car on today's roads is probably the most dangerous thing we do in our lives today. Driving as a Company Driver, with the increased mileage that is covered, places you in the third most dangerous occupation in the country! This is second only to Deep Sea Fishermen and Quarry Workers! A sobering thought indeed. If you cover 30,000 miles a year, you are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than an average social driver.
NOTE: For a full pdf copy of the Heath and Safety Executive's Document 'DRIVING AT WORK', please hit this link: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg382.pdf
Duty of Care. Health and Safety at Work (car drivers) Section D. The Law. p22
Another quotation from the above manual states ' Another feature of the law that may be relevent in on-road context concerns injured employees' rights to compensation for injury due to occupational road accidents. Normally compensation for such injury is paid out under fleet motor policies, but conceivably, if an employer had been negligent in taking action to reduce 'at work' road risk, the injured employee might also have a right of action for damages at common law, for example, following a crash due to fatigue in which no other vehicle was involved. Those found guilty of breaches of road traffic law can be subjest to a wide range of penalties including imprisonment for some more serious offences. Breaches of Health and Safety law, may result in fines and / or terms of imprisonment of up to 2 years. Directors may be liable if it can be shown that their negligence contributed directly to an injury. In future, when the law of 'Corporate Killing', is ammended, it will also be possible for Companies (rather than their Directors) to be fined for this offence as well'.
With Driverevolution, putting into place an ongoing Company Driver Risk Assessement Program is straight forward. Driverevolution can provide all the risk assessment reports, training notes and programs and regular yearly assessements you need. . These should be kept on file as back up for future reference if so required.We keep you file, and when the agreed period of time has elapsed (suggest yearly), we contact you to arrange ongoing training.
It is a clear fact that Companies that have nothing in place to manage Occupational Road Risk, assess Company Drivers and provide further education, are potentially treading a very dangerous path.
Benefits to all concerned
The greatest benefit is enhanced safety for all and having a ORRP in place (ORRP -occupational road risk program)
There are several other benefits in regularly conducting such courses, not only to the Safety of the indiviual and those around him or her, but in cost savings to the Company.
It is possible to:
- Lower Insurance Premiums (if the candidate goes on to pass the advanced test)
- Reduce Levels of Stress
- Cause Less Wear and Tear on Company Vehicles
- Improve Economy of Fuel Consumption
- Have less lost time dealing with accidents, vehicles off road, administration etc
CALL DRIVEREVOLUTION TODAY TO ARRANGE A CONSULTATION AT YOUR PREMISES, ON 01328 853340 or 0781 039 5530
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
below image of client learning about the 'limit point', (see Roadcraft) when negotiating bends, on Advanced Driving Day in Norfolk.
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