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Fleet Driver Safety – Management of Occupational Road Risk – Online Learning

This Driver Safety Online Learning will help ensure learners gain all the information they need to ensure they manage road risks and protect themselves and others while driving. With this e-learning course:

  • Identify the dangers that can arise from driving at work
  • Explain the duty of care employees have to their employees when driving
  • Describe the negative impact that poor driving can have on a company’s reputation, including potential financial losses and damage to the brand
  • Appreciate what is expected of them as a driver
  • Grasp the importance of planning for a safe journey, including car maintenance, route selection, weather considerations, and potential hazards
  • Establish how to perform vehicle checks and ensure the vehicle is road worthy and safe
  • Recognise the dangers of driving when tired and the distractions that can lead to accidents
  • Establish the rules regarding device use and smoking when in company vehicles

Course Introduction

Police road accident data shows that almost one third of all road deaths involve drivers or riders who are driving for work.

All businesses have a duty of care towards their employees when they are driving in company time and should have a commitment to achieving the highest standards of driving and vehicle care.

This Driver Safety e-learning course provides learners with all the information they need to help ensure the safety of them and others when driving in company time or when using company vehicles. This includes information on the Highway Code changes that came into force in 2022.

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction
  • Establish how the nature of driving for work can increase risks
  • Understand a business’s approach to driving at work and vehicle care
  • Explore their responsibilities as a driver and as an employee
Module 2 - What’s expected of you as a driver
  • Define how drivers can impact the company reputation
  • Describe what it means to be an eligible driver
  • Understand what they must do in terms of drugs, alcohol and medication
  • Establish what they must do if their licence is revoked or indorsed
  • State what they must do if they use glasses to drive.​
Module 3 - Safe journey planning
  • Plan a safe journey
  • Identify areas to consider when journey planning e.g. weather, roadworks
  • Appreciate how a safe journey plan can help the environment and sustainability.
Module 4 - Vehicle familiarisation and checks
  • Establish why it is important to familiarise themselves with the vehicle they are about to drive
  • Review examples of simple vehicle checks
  • Identify why loose objects should be stored safely
  • State who is responsible for the vehicle load
  • Define what should be checked and adjusted before leaving.​
Module 5 - While driving
  • Identify particular situations which can lead a driver to become tired
  • Review examples of distractions which can lead to accidents
  • Understand the company policy on smoking / vaping in company vehicles
  • Establish that using a hand held electronic device while driving is illegal
  • Identify why using a hands free phone could cause an offense
  • Understand what to do should they notice an issue with their vehicle or load.​
Module 6 - Changes to the Highway Code (from 2022)
  • Identify the hierarchy of road users
  • Establish what drivers should do when there are people waiting to cross road junctions, parallel and pedestrian crossings
  • Clarify what distances they should leave when passing cyclists and horse riders
  • Explain when cyclists have priority at road junctions
  • Determine how cyclists, horse riders and drivers of horse drawn vehicles will use roundabouts.
Module 7 - Breakdowns and accidents
  • Know what their priority is in the event of a breakdown
  • Know what they should do if they break down on a motorway
  • Know what to do in the event of an accident
  • Know what NOT to do in the event of an accident
  • Know how, when and where to report any accidents
  • Know what information to obtain from the scene / third parties.​
Module 8 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​

Customisable

All content can be adapted and altered to suit your needs. Courses are white-label as standard, but can include logos and branding where required. We can also provide AI generated language translations on demand.

Updates

All content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure technical accuracy, best practice and legal compliance for your learners. Updates are all automatically made to content.

Certification

Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.

Integration

Deliver e-learning courses via your own branded learning portal provided by us or upload our regularly updated courses to your own LMS if you would prefer.

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