FLEET DRIVER ASSESSMENT
If your company has one or more people who drive a vehicle in relation to their work then you can benefit from fleet driver assessment.
Fleet driver training can seriously reduce accidents and costs. Many insurance companies offer a reduction in premiums for those companies who have their drivers regularly assessed by a DVSA Fleet Registered Trainer.
The common perception of fleet drivers, be it ‘white van man’ or a sales executive, is that they are aggressive and often rude whilst on the road. These people represent your company. You would not employ someone aggressive and rude to answer your phone!
Your drivers are an integral part of your business, you have the responsibility to help keep them safe whilst driving for you. Fleet driver training not only helps with driving skills, it will also help drivers drive
more efficiently thereby reducing costs and stress, it highlights the importance of vehicle safety; again, this will help reduce costs as well as possible accident prevention.
In addition fleet managers have a duty of care towards their staff to ensure they receive training in company vehicles. Companies of all sizes are constantly looking for ways to reduce their fuel bills and general running costs therefore, increasingly become interested in Eco- safe driving methods. Developing correct attitudes not only saves lives but can also reduce fuel usage.
No L’s Bristol Driving Lessons provide Occupational Driver Assessments, designed to reduce the amount of accidents on our roads today. We offer corporate driver training specifically tailored to suit your company’s needs. We provide a high quality training and assessment service for companies throughout the UK. The courses we provide have many benefits to employers as well as complying with the law. The assessment is carried out in your vehicle and a full written report will be issued.
No L’s Bristol Driving Lessons offer one to one training for drivers. The assessors and trainers are highly qualified and come from good transport and tuition backgrounds. We only use fleet registered assessors and trainers. Many employers believe that provided they comply with certain road traffic law requirements, (e.g. a full valid licence and the vehicle has an MOT certificate), that this is enough to ensure the safety of the employee and others, when they are on the road. This is incorrect!
In addition to the duties you have as an employer under the road traffic law you also must take into consideration Health and Safety.
You also have a responsibility to ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities.
Under the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, you have a responsibility to manage health and safety effectively. You need to carry out an assessment of risks to the health and safety of your employees, while they are at work, and to other people who may be affected by their work activities.
The regulations require you to periodically review your risk assessment so that it remains appropriate.
It has been estimated that a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work.
This could account for 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week!
Many incidents happen due to inattention and distraction as well as failure to observe the Highway Code.
This is where you as the employer should consider the steps to ensure your employees are as safe as possible on the road.
More than 90% of accidents are caused by human error.
Traffic collisions account for almost half of all accidental deaths Road traffic accidents are responsible for nearly a quarter of all adult deaths under the age of 30.
90% of accidents occur on roads that drivers are familiar with.
The average driver covers about 12,000 miles a year and has a 1 in 7 chance of having a collision during that time.