Covered in this course

Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 Responsibilities on the road
  2. 2 Safe Driving
  3. 3 Making your journey safer
  4. 4 Making your vehicle safe
  5. 5 Accidents and Breakdowns
Dashboard of a car - Driver Awareness Training
A list of employer responsibilities for jobs that involve driving awareness

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.

A graph on driver awareness labelled business driver's injury accidents as part of our driver awareness course

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'.

A pint glass with liquid up to the legal limit line, with risk in big red letters to represent driver awareness

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.

Crash dummy in a vehicle with alcohol, cigarettes, and food to show dangers as part of driver awareness training

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.

Insurance details, first aid kit,  fire extinguisher and a warning triangle for breakdowns and accidents for driver awareness training

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.  

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Driver Awareness Training

Presented by

Keith 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.

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Driver Awareness Training certificate

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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.

Driver Awareness Training Certificate

1,341 real user reviews

4.3 out of 5
Very professional and informative.

As with most ihasco online courses they are presented really well and are very easy to follow. The Driver awareness course is good, in a sense that it teaches you not to take anything for granted when behind the wheel. There are never two days the same when you get behind the wheel of your vehicle, and we all have a bad habit of going into auto pilot when doing the same journey day in day out. This course just reminds you that awareness is paramount at all times regardless of the length and breadth of your journey.

I am not an idiot

Why nothing about smart roads? overhead red X's? emergency lay by's? variable speed limits? letting emergency vehicles pass?

Very Good

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Interesting but found it quite traumatic

The course was good and raises awareness, but certain areas of it made me feel really on edge and it can be quite traumatic, I finished the course feeling like I never wanted to go on the road again unless it is absolutely necessary.

Very tedious

This user gave this course a rating of 1/5 stars

I don't drive yet ,learned much

I learn much about what to do in case of a break down as a driver .

Very Good

It is a good way to remind ourselves of driving safety especially after been driving for so long. I think it is also a good way for beginners to see what it is like out there. Very Good

There was no sound

Without sound the slides were useless. i answered of my own thoughts

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.

HSE - Managing work-related road safety

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).

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