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04 August 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

Designed to raise awareness of driver behaviour and encourage safe decision making, a new bespoke Driver Development Course from RoSPA enables managers to meet their specific business needs and those of their individual drivers.

While the physical skill involved in driving for work is important, factors which affect driver behaviour such as stress and fatigue can put safety at risk. The Driver Development Course will encourage drivers to be honest about their own behaviour, to develop coping strategies for themselves as well as for the behaviour of other road users.

On booking, managers can request a focus on road risk priorities such as stress, rear-end collisions, slow-speed manoeuvring, fatigue and speed. Trainers will then emphasise the topic that concerns managers most, while giving an overview of the other areas of risk.

Frances Richardson, RoSPA’s Director of Operations, said: “The course is tailored to meet the needs of the individual delegate, so is suitable for all drivers regardless of experience.

“It will enable organisations sending delegates to reduce the frequency and cost of accidents, lower down-time due to maintenance, repairs and injuries, conduct more reliable vehicle scheduling and save on fuel, tyres and spares and enhance.”

The Driver Development Course is run over a full or half-day, at RoSPA’s Birmingham training centre or a mutually-agreed location. It can be conducted on either a 2:1 or 1:1 delegate to trainer ratio. It is available in a wide range of vehicle types.

Picture: RoSPA Fleet Safety has launched a new Driver Development Course

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 04 August 2016


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