The behaviour of drivers on the road – whether they are customer-facing or not – is one of the key ways businesses are seen by the public.
The price of fuel and insurance premiums has never been higher and is set to rise as soon as the economy makes recovery. The impact on your business will be incredible, so how are you going to take effective measures to reduce costs, or to at least keep them in check?
Driver education can have a direct effect on safety, as well as aiding the effectiveness and improving the value of other measures, like vehicle technology. Driver education can take abroad variety of forms: one-to- one in-vehicle training, induction training, awareness-raising presentations, talks and workshops, posters, internal communications, and online courses. It is essential to have a holistic and coordinated approach to educating and training your drivers: using a variety of methods as part of a planned, coherent plan will have the greatest sustained impact.
Developing the notion of drivers as professionals, using their own judgement to make informed decisions, is one of the most important goals of driver education. Company car training has 3 functions which can add value into your business.
Just for the sake of numbers can we assume your company spends £1000 a week on fuel for your company cars. Most people save between 15-25%, so imagine saving £200 a week.
Insurance cost reduction
The fewer accidents you have the less reasons you give your insurance company to increase the premium.
Company car training will show your employees how to make good progress on the road, and advanced driving techniques to keep themselves safe.
Protection from the Company Manslaughter Act
If, in the event one of your company vehicles is involved in an accident, and it is deemed the company has not invested in sufficient precautions, the member of the company responsible can face personal liability.
However, demonstrating you made suitable precautions through suitable training will afford you protection.
We specialise in coaching for driver development, we know why drivers crash and it is not solely a lack of driving skill it is the issues on the day that cause driver distraction and leave to mistakes that cost you downtime getting minor bumps and scrapes fixed. Start to protect yourself and book a free consultation, you will gain protection from health and safety laws .