While your employee is driving on company business, they are classed as being “at work”. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees while at work. You also have a duty to ensure that others are not put at risk by work-related driving activities.
According to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, it is your responsibility to effectively manage health and safety. You must carry out health and safety risks of your employees, whilst they are working, and to other people who may be affected by your employees’ work activities. Regulations require you to review periodically your risk assessment so that it remains appropriate.
In order to comply, you will need a Work-Related Road Safety Policy.
Benefits of Managing WRRS
The actual cost of an accident is nearly always greater than simply the cost of repairs and insurance claims. The smaller the company the greater the consequences of an accident, however, the benefits of a properly managed WRRS are considerable no matter the company’s size.
Better control over costs e.g. vehicle wear and tear, fuel, insurance premiums, legal fees and claims from employees and third parties
Make informed decisions about driver training and vehicle purchase
Identify possible health and safety improvements
Less driver stress, therefore less time lost due to illness
Empowers employees to take part responsibility for the running of company vehicles
What A-Class Driver Training Offers
We offer to take part of the burden of responsibility from you by: -
Providing facility to appraise the level of risk your drivers have
Produce almost instant paper or electronic report of assessment
Driver licence check – do you know if your drivers are correctly or legally licenced?
Running computer-based and in-car course to assess your drivers abilities
Recommend and provide required training of your drivers either in-class or in-car
A-Class Driver Training offers Safe And Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) training.
What is SAFED?
SAFED is a complementary driver development course, consisting of assessment and training. It intends to improve the safe and fuel efficient driving skills of LCV drivers. It, therefore, should complement a much broader programme of commercial vehicle fleet efficiency management.
Why have van training?
During 2003 UK Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) activity accounted for some 58 billion kilometres (Department for Transport statistics). Over 90% of this distance was in connection with collection and delivery of goods, travel between home and workplace or journeys between jobs and hence LCVs play an important role in the countries economy.
Safer driving means:
Less injuries and fatalities on our roads
Less accident damage to vehicles
Less unproductive downtime for vehicle repair
The potential for reduced insurance premiums
Fuel efficiency means:
Improved profit margins
Improved environmental performance
Where operators actively monitor and manage the fuel used by vehicles, a fleet’s fuel consumption can typically be reduced by 10%, with an equivalent cost saving. Use of safe and fuel-efficient driving techniques as part of fuel management will make a major contribution to this fuel saving.
We are an established and highly respected driver training company whose philosophy is quality. Our trainers are fully qualified DSA registered fleet trainers. All trainers work for our company, not contracted out as and when required, which means they have been instilled with our company ethic.
For an indepth discussion of your requirements please contact A-Class Driver Training.
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