Our Driving at Work Courses
Employers have a duty of care to their employees and this includes when they're on the road. There are clear risks to driving at work but for many people it's an unavoidable part of their job role. Our Driving at Work course... Read More »
Driving is one of the most dangerous work activities. It can be dangerous not only for the people driving, but the public too and anyone working alongside the road, such as police and maintenance workers. Maintaining your... Read More »
Driving is one of the most dangerous work activities. Do you know what to do to ensure you stay safe and avoid becoming a hazard to others on the road? Our Preparing for your Journey short course explores the basic preparations... Read More »
Avoid traffic accidents from driving at work with our immersive, interactive Driving at Work Challenge course. Help transport manager Oliver, driver Hussain and salesperson Emma as they plan, prepare for and drive their routes... Read More »
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Driving at Work eLearning
Our Driving at Work eLearning course and Driving at Work Challenge eLearning course detail what the relevant legislation is about driving at work, and what responsibilities employers versus employees have for ensuring safety whilst on the road. The courses also explore how to carry out a thorough risk assessment and include assessments on key learning points 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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