Driving at Work
Driving at Work Training for Safer Travel During Business Hours
Our Driving at Work courses are available as part of the Health and Safety eLearning Suite in one great package.
Driving at Work eLearning
Our Driving at Work eLearning course details what the relevant legislation is about driving at work, and what responsibilities employers versus employees have for ensuring safety whilst on the road. The course also details how to carry out a thorough risk assessment and includes question and answer sections after each key learning point so users can test their knowledge and understanding of the subject.
In addition to our driving at work eLearning, we also offer Checking your Vehicle Before Driving at Work and Preparing for your Journey courses. A great addition to your driving at work health and safety training, these courses takes just five minutes to complete and details what steps to check prior to driving to mitigate risks and avoid driving related hazards.
All our driving at work training courses are available off-the-shelf for ease of use; we can also work with your subject experts to tailor the approach and information to suit your organisation's requirements. Using the Adapt Authoring Tool you can even modify our courses yourself.
Driving for work policy
According to the Department for Transport work related car accidents are the biggest cause of work related accidental death, with between 800 and 1000 people killed annually.
Why is driving at work training important?
Ensuring that employees are fully trained is crucial to organisations not only to ensure their safety but to minimise the risk of prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act in the event of a fatality. The Act applies to all businesses requiring employees to drive for work purposes and any organisation guilty of an offence is liable for an unlimited fine, recommended to not be below £500,000.
It makes sense that people who drive for their job are exposed to the risks of the road more often than people who don't. In fact the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve a person that is driving for work.
Obviously, this includes people who work as bus or HGV drivers, delivery drivers, and taxi drivers, but it is also important to remember that even people who drive for work less frequently, company representatives or maintenance workers for example, are still at risk whenever they're on the road.
Employers have duties under health and safety law to manage the risks faced by their workers on the road, and also a moral duty of care to protect their employees, the general public, and the reputation of their company. Organisations should ensure that a clear driving for work policy is in place and that sufficient driving training has been given prior to asking employees to drive for work purposes to improve road safety and reduce risk.
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