07795 285065
 07881 806098

Fleet/Driver Training & Company Driver Risk Assessments

Looking for a fleet trainer/driver training/risk assessment?

Welcome to What The L driving school,based in Kidsgrove Stoke On Trent.

There are plenty of reasons for employers to look at the operation of their fleet and company car drivers including

Reduced fleet costs - insurance, repairs, fuel etc.

Less days off work for drivers

Missed orders

Bad publicity

Compliance with relevant legislation.

For that reason, our fleet driver training programmes are based on the needs of the individual client.
Our experienced fleet trainers, who are experts in the field of road safety, will offer the best advice possible to your company, whilst providing an extremely high standard of fleet driver training.

As an employer you have a duty of care towards those who drive for work purposes.

It must be emphasised that simply checking that your drivers hold a current valid driving licence and that the company vehicles have valid MOT certificates does not satisfy your legal responsibilities.
Health and Safety legislation including statutes and statuary instruments apply equally to both traditional work place activities and on-road activities.
It is clear that managing occupational road risk may be the most significant health & safety issue that companies face.

In fact, health and safety law requires employers and the self-employed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare of all employees at all times.

It should be noted also that employers have a responsibility to ensure that others are not put a risk by the work activities, including driving, of their employees.

It is a significant fact that the driver is ultimately responsible for how a particular vehicle is driven in relation to his conduct on the road.
However the employer can have a significant influence on their drivers conduct, which is now fully recognised by the law.

Examples of the employers influence can be a failure to properly maintain their fleet vehicles, the imposition of unrealistic driving schedules and the failure to address driver training issues.

In line with more recent legislation, in particular The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the Government´s strategy is aimed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Britain´s Roads. Consequently they are pursuing programmes of driving assessment and if necessary re-training the drivers who are potential at higher than normal risk.

More people are killed and injured in at work road accidents than in all other occupational accidents put together.
Company car and van drivers are involved in about one in every four serious road collisions, and every week around 200 road deaths and serious injuries involve fleet drivers.
Example: A company, with 330 people driving on business, quantified employee driving in terms of distance and time.
The results revealed that there were 70 people significantly exposed to risk and they were targeted first.

The cost to businesses runs into millions, loss of company reputation and contracts, Fines and costs of prosecution, including

legal fees

Damage to products/plant/building and equipment

Potential loss of key personnel

Staff downtime for medical appointments/attendance at court etc.

Replacement staff

Costs and sick pay

Loss of production or production delays

Increased insurance premiums and excess

Claims from third parties

Accident investigation and paperwork

Repairs to damaged equipment

Alternative transport for repair duration

Inconvenience

Re-delivery

Management and administrative time

The Health & Safety at Work Act, Corporate Manslaughter legislation and case law all mean that employers must consider what risks their employees are involved with, even when they are driving.

There are plenty of reasons for employers to look at the operation of their fleet and company car drivers including Reduced fleet costs - insurance, repairs, fuel etc. Less days off work for drivers, missed orders, bad publicity. Compliance with relevant legislation.

For that reason, our fleet driver training programmes are based on the needs of the individual client.
Our experienced fleet trainers, who are experts in the field of road safety, will offer the best advice possible to your company, whilst providing an extremely high standard of fleet driver training.

Fleet training can help the drivers, the company, Road Safety and the community.

Call one of our Company Directors now! Jacqui on 07795285065 or Mark 07881806098 for your FREE consultation/presentation .

Further Instruction
Btec In Safe Driving
£33
Minimum 3hrs T & C apply
Fleet/Risk Assessment 1.5hrs
£75
Full Day Fleet/Risk Assessment
£180
This would assess 4 drivers
Fleet training
A range of specialist fleet training courses are available. to suit your requirements.
POA
Rates from
Save by block booking your lessons
£25.00
Standard rates
Evenings (after 6pm) and weekend lessons may incur an additional surcharge. Please contact your instructor for details.
£26.00





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