Fleet driver safety course launched

Fleet driver safety course launched

A new training scheme designed to help firms keep their fleet drivers safe while they are out on the road has been launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The five-day course is aimed at giving employees the skills they need to be able to assess and mentor their organisations' drivers in-house.

RoSPA has developed the training course after energy firm SSE called it in to help improve driving standards among its employees, who clock up over 40 million miles a year in company vehicles.

The charity says its Driving Mentor and Assessor Programme will teach delegates how to identify, analyse and help fleet drivers who need further development.

Its fleet safety audit manager, Colin Knight, says it is hoped the scheme will help organisations make positive changes to their workers' driving behaviour.

The course will see delegates taking RoSPA's occupational road test as well as participating in role-play scenarios, in-vehicle training and group exercises.

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