Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this online course in under 60 minutes
- IOSH approved & CPD accredited
- Key training for those operating commercial fleets, or who have company cars
- Also applicable to businesses with employees who regularly go offsite for client visits or other work purposes
- Show commitment to various legislations regarding driving awareness
- Know your responsibilities as an employer or employee
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Course translations readily available!
Driver Awareness Training Course Contents
1. Responsibilities on the road
In this section we detail the rules and who is responsible when you are driving as part of your work.
We look at policies and risk assessments and we cover the legal rules and restrictions, such as wearing seat belts, using mobile phones and drinking alcohol.
2. Safe Driving
This section is about safe driving. It looks at YOU and how you drive.
It includes defensive driving, stopping distances and hazard awareness. There is a hazard spotting 'quiz'.
3. Making your journey safer
What makes us take more risks when driving for work?
In this section we look at situations in which you might drive for work when you wouldn't outside of work, such as in poor weather conditions or when you're feeling unwell.
We look at the pressure of completing a task on time. We look at driving in unfamiliar places or in unfamiliar vehicles.
4. Making your vehicle safe
The vehicle you drive must be safe and you are responsible for making sure of this before you set out on a journey
We list the basic checks which must be done and look at seat adjustment for good posture.
We suggest items you may need to carry as an 'emergency' precaution.
5. Accidents and Breakdowns
If the worst happens and you are involved in a road traffic accident or if you breakdown, you need to know what to do and how to stay safe while you do it.
This section includes printable collision report forms.
Driver Awareness Certificate
This Driver Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Driver Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.
Legislations relating to Driver Awareness
There are a number of laws which protect people whose jobs involve driving:
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is there to make sure there are high standards of health and safety at work and that employees and the public are protected from anything related to work activities. This includes driving. Everyone has a duty to comply with the Act and if you drive unsafely at work, even if you’re driving your own car both you AND your employer can be prosecuted. You also have a responsibility to ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities.
Employers have duties under health and safety law for on-the-road work activities. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) states you must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees while at work. You must also ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities. The self-employed have similar responsibilities.
You also have duties under road traffic law: The Road Traffic Act and the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, which are administered by the police, and other agencies such as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
In most cases, the police will continue to take the lead on investigating road traffic incidents on public roads. HSE will usually only take enforcement action where the police identify that serious management failures have been a significant contributory factor to the incident. If one of your employees is killed, for example while driving for work, and there is evidence that serious management failures resulted in a ‘gross breach of a relevant duty of care’, your company or organisation could be at risk of being prosecuted under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
Who should take our Driver Awareness Training?
This training is suitable for anyone that drives as part of their job, be it in a commercial fleet or if they regularly go ‘offsite’. The course highlights some of the everyday risks associated with driving and promotes awareness of what is going on around you.
Did you know? 1 in 3 will road users be involved in an accident of some kind every year and around 200 road deaths or serious injuries involve someone driving for work. It is therefore essential training for anyone that drives as part of their job.
Why is training required?
Driver Awareness Training is required to help prevent accidents on the road and teach you what to do in worst case scenarios and emergencies. Almost 1 in 6 jobs in the UK involve driving - training is essential for these people, it’s so easy to slip into bad driving practices and our course also acts as a great refresher.