Driving can be a high risk work activity. Department of Transport figures suggest that a third of all reported road traffic incidents involve a person who is driving for work purposes.
The effective management of work-related road safety can reduce the risk of accidents for all types of organisations. It ultimately results in the following benefits:
- Fewer injuries to drivers
- Minimum work-related illnesses
- Less stress and improved morale
Organisations have a legal duty to implement suitable systems to manage the health, safety and wellbeing of all their employees. The following approach can help establish effective health and safety arrangements to minimise the risk of work-related road accidents.
Plan → Do → Check → Act
The Driving at Work Guidelines by HSE states that Health and Safety law applies to all on-the-road work activities. Risk should be managed as per the company’s health & safety system.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a primary legislation that covers occupational health and safety in the UK. Under this act, employers need to protect their employees, so far as is reasonably practicable, from the risks of work-related accidents including those encountered whilst driving for work.
Human Focus International offers a wide range of online e-learning courses to ensure well-executed corporate health and safety environments. These courses help minimise the risk of accidents across a wide range of jobs and tasks.
Human Focus International’s driving for work training courses focus on organisational and employee responsibilities whilst demonstrating techniques to improve driver safety.
They explore various factors that result in work-related driving incidents. The training further explores essential safety measures for reducing the risks of road accidents.
The driving for work awareness training toolkit considers trainees as drivers who already know how to drive. However, no prior course certification is required for registering to take these safer driving courses.
The aim of these driving courses is to make the trainee a safer driver who can identify different driving hazards and minimise risk accordingly. The training also helps to assess and improve the trainee’s driving ability and skills, respectively.
The learning outcomes for each Human Focus driving for work course are as follows:
The driving courses conclude with a knowledge test to evaluate trainee’s learning. Moreover, short in-course tests through the sections help to reinforce training and ensure maximum user engagement.
Moreover, e-certificates, training progress, and results are all stored via the Human Focus LMS. This data is accessible at any time to reprint certificates, check the marks obtained, and act as proof of legal compliance.
The downloadable e-certificates include trainee name, course name, completion date, and expiry date (where applicable). The driver programmes have been independently approved by trusted organisations such as RoSPA and Nottingham Trent University.