The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts great responsibilities on employers who have workers using any vehicle involved in company business. Employers are also responsible to provide and maintain systems of work, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure the safety of their workers, members of the public, and anyone affected by their activities.
The Corporate Manslaughter Bill became law on the 6th April 2008
The UK government wishes to make sure all company vehicle drivers have sufficient training, and they achieve this by prosecuting directors and senior managers in the instance of a fatality when the company has not supported the driver with additional training. The sentences passed down include prison terms and personal fines.
It is therefore wise to ensure any drivers using your fleet vehicles have a yearly assessment.
This way you can demonstrate in a court of law you took the necessary precautions to help you avoid being personally held part responsible and the sentence to go with it. Also, it is important that correct administration systems are in place. A company who is currently receiving Fleet Driver Training from ourselves had during the period 2013 – 2014, 4 fatalities….only now has fleet driver training within their company been introduced. Do you want this to be YOU..? Get in touch with us now on 07983 881013 and speak to Anita
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It is without doubt that driver training brings about:
- the ability to deal systematically with hazards
- to be able to recognise and be aware of developing hazards
- improved vehicle sympathy
- improved forward planning and observational skills
- improved understanding of the affects of driver attitudes and driver fatigue
- improved knowledge of legal requirements
- Manoeuvring of the vehicle
The benefits for a company – should an employee take part in a fleet driver training course are:
- a reduction in insurance premiums
- a reduction in accident rate and the seriousness of the accidents
- a reduction in vehicle damage and off road costs
- a reduction in the number of days taken off due to injury
- a reduction in fuel and maintenance costs
When drivers take on board the simple driving techniques shown on our courses they can save on average 10% on fuel costs. (Please look at our testimonials)
The training can be given flexibly, from one trainee for half a day, to training drivers in pairs over a full day.
We are also available to work on a ‘sub contractor’ basis, already having experience of working for large organisations such as Ocado, Laura Ashley, E P Morris and Field Sales Solution. Also, Anita Haddon-Davies is a Fleet Driver Trainer for a major UK nationwide delivery company. Anita’s experience extends to training in vehicles up to 3.5 tonne, including Mercedes automatic 2.5 diesel vans, 1.3 diesel Combo car derived vans (CDV) and transits (SPV).
If you are an employer and are interested in finding out more, don’t hesitate to call us on 07983 881013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita has provided a valuable resource for our company and has helped us complete advanced driver training for a range of clients including Laura Ashley and in recent months, Ocado and EP Morris Ltd. She excels in all areas of her work and is clearly very passionate about driver improvement and educating drivers. Anita is punctual, has excellent communication skills and has exemplary post-course report writing skills – of which we have featured on our website to show potential customers. We always get feedback from all our clients about our tutors and quality of training. Anita has always been described as either very good or outstanding, which is encouraging for not only her, but for us as a commercial business, that relies on quality outsourced ADIs.