Corporate Driver Training
Who is this for?
Any business or company that has employees whose role requires them to drive whether a company vehicle or their own, must demonstrate they have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure their employees safety.
This requirement is an extension of the Health and Safety directive and is now covered under the Corporate Manslaughter section of Corporate Governance requirements.
So what does this mean?
Essentially any organisation that requires personnel to drive to complete their work, carry out work duties, attend training or business meetings should, in the event of anything happening to their employee, be able to demonstrate that reasonable and responsible steps have been take to maintain the safety of their employees.
This may include:
- An assessment of the employee’s driving ability that may include; speed awareness, observation, dangerous or careless regard whilst driving and identifying potential driving faults.
- Ensuring employees are aware of the requirement to conduct frequent vehicle checks and maintain the vehicle to a minimum suitable standard (be that a company or personal vehicle).
- Raising employee awareness of the risks of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, drugs or whilst tired.
- Providing guidance to educate employees of the risks and the law relating to driving at the same time using handheld devices.
As part of our corporate services, using a male or female instructor, Mesh’s Driving School can undertake routine assessments of your employees, assess and report on possible risks and provide guidance on how to reduce such risks.
Where employees are identified as potentially ‘high risk’ whilst driving, we can undertake the necessary training and report back to the organisation, this will help to demonstrate that steps have been taken to identify and assist drivers who may be at greater risk whilst driving.
By supporting and training your employees to adopt a safer driving style and to consider areas such as; speed awareness, planning ahead, hazard perception, motorway confidence and to take greater care generally over their driving style, this may not only reduce your exposure in the event of an incident, this will also provide a safer and more productive workforce.