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Driving For Work

One company car in every three will be crashed before its first birthday. (Association of British Insurers data.)

Driving because of work is as risky as working in mining or quarrying.

If you are an employer and you require people working for you to drive, have you assessed the risks of doing so and taken steps to reduce those risks? If you have, and can provide the evidence that you have, then you've covered yourself against possible prosecution and have probably found the costs of running your fleet have decreased markedly, adding directly to your bottom-line performance.

If you haven't and if one of your people on a business trip is involved in a road traffic incident then both your business or organisation and you personally might be held culpable in law.

Our Cheif Instructor is on the DSA Fleet Driver Trainers' Register: he has undergone a challenging programme of training, examination and check-testing in Fleet Driver Training.

Fleet Driver Training

We offer training and on-road risk assessment for employers who require their employees to drive for business.

Companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter when it can be shown that serious management failures result in a gross breach of a duty of care.

Further, new Health and Safety law means that company directors and managers who ignore occupational road risk can be held personally liable. Organisations can be prosecuted if they can present no evidence of planning, delivering, monitoring and reviewing road safety.

This is relevant not only when your people use vehicles provided by the employer but also to the "grey fleet" (employees' own cars and vans used on business journeys).

Managing on-road risk is likely to produce substantial cost savings on your fleet. Advanced driver education can reduce fuel bills by as much as 15%. Savings in consumables such as brakes and tyres are also significant. The costs of running a fleet which suffers even an average level of road traffic incidents could make the difference between success and death of a company.

A further thought: if your vehicles are liveried, what contribution to your corporate image are your drivers making in the course of their drive?

Training Programme

A typical training programme would involve a presentation and discussion in a training facility followed by creation of a driver profile, an assessment drive with feedback, a training run consolidating opportunities to reduce on-road risk and costs, an advanced driving skills training drive and a report back to the driver and employer.

Call us to discuss your concerns and requirements.