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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 5 sections
- 1 Responsibilities on the road
- 2 Safe Driving
- 3 Making your journey safer
- 4 Making your vehicle safe
- 5 Accidents and Breakdowns
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.
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'.
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.
The vehicle you drive must be safe and you are responsible for making sure of this before you set out on a journey. in this section, we list the basic checks which must be done and look at seat adjustment for good posture and suggest items you may need to carry as an 'emergency' precaution.
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.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Driving is something you probably do almost every day and it's easy to become complacent, particularly if you are regularly travelling the same route. This driver awareness programme aims to be a good reminder of general road safety - things you can do to keep yourself and other road users safe.
If you drive 25,000 or more work-miles, it's probably the most dangerous part of your job. Every week, around 200 road deaths or serious injuries involve someone driving for work. With around 3 million company cars on the road, 1 in 3 will be involved in an accident of some kind every year.
This driver awareness training programme aims to highlight some of the daily risks when driving. It's about promoting an awareness of what's going on around you, where the other drivers and road users are, what they are doing and what they might do next. It's also about properly preparing for a journey and checking your vehicle, as well as knowing what to do in case you are involved in an accident.
This course is split up into 5 sections: Your responsibilities on the road, driving safely, making your journey safe, ensuring your vehicle is safe and what to do in an accident or breakdown.
It's perfect those driving as part of a commercial fleet or for those who regularly go 'offsite' as part of their job. However, it doesn't have to be used in conjunction with work; It also acts as the perfect refresher for ANYONE that drives regularly, be it on business or not.
Presented byKeith Wickham
The importance of Driver Awareness Training
It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.Find out more
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Driver Awareness Training certificate
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
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 stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
627 real user reviews
Way too long
made me fall asleep - way too long all at once. Should be split into smaller chunks
Whilst this course was informative and the presenter was very clear with her explanations, I thought it was too long.
good summary, but some of questions on statistics do not help driver safety awareness
Great course, really enjoyed the user experience v's what we currently have as an option for our team members,
Would be good revisit questions at end
This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars
long winded, pointless details
This user gave this course a rating of 2/5 stars
too many video clips
To get the most out of this session it needed around twice as long as suggested. 49 video clips and umpteen additional content videos or documents is too many. Overall it gives a lot of information, some of the questions were worded in such a way that unless you really read them you'd give the wrong answer. Having said that it is very well presented, and informative. Maybe consider breaking it down into two or three chunks to allow those under time pressure to dip in, complete a part of it and go back later for more.
an excellent course
A very informative training programme
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
There are a number of laws which protect people whose jobs involve driving:
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.