Fleet Driving Assessment
Have you been assessed?
YES, well done, you should be reaping the benefits already!
No, oh dear, you had better read the following information before it's too late!
The Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 took effect on 6th April 2008 and is a landmark in UK Law. Companies and organisations can now be found guilty of Corporate Manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of relevant duty of care. If your company has one or more people who drive a vehicle in relation to their work then you can benefit from fleet driver assessment.
Fleet driver training can seriously reduce accidents and costs. Many insurance companies offer a reduction in premiums for those companies who have their drivers regularly assessed by a DSA Fleet Registered Trainer.
The common perception of fleet drivers be it ‘white van man’ or a sales executive, is that they are aggressive and often rude whilst on the road. These people represent your company. You would not employ someone aggressive and rude to answer your phone!
Your drivers are an integral part of your business; you have the responsibility to help keep them safe whilst driving for you. Fleet driver training not only helps with driving skills, it will also help drivers drive more efficiently thereby reducing costs and stress, it highlights the importance of vehicle safety; again, this will help reduce costs as well as possible accident prevention.
In addition fleet managers have a duty of care towards their staff to ensure they receive training in company vehicles. Companies of all sizes are constantly looking for ways to reduce their fuel bills and general running costs therefore, increasingly become interested in Eco- safe driving methods. Developing correct attitudes not only saves lives but can also reduce fuel usage.
Chequers Driver Training provides Occupational Driver Assessments, designed to reduce the amount of accidents on our roads today. We offer corporate driver training specifically tailored to suit your company's needs. We provide a high quality training and assessment service for companies throughout the UK. The courses we provide have many benefits to employers as well as complying with the law. The assessment is carried out in your vehicle and a full written report will be issued.
Chequers Driver Training offer one to one training for drivers. The assessors and trainers are highly qualified and come from good transport and tuition backgrounds. We only use fleet registered assessors and trainers. Many employers believe that provided they comply with certain road traffic law requirements, (e.g. a full valid licence and the vehicle has an MOT certificate), that this is enough to ensure the safety of the employee and others, when they are on the road. This is incorrect!
What image is your company driver giving it's customers?