The benefits of fleet driver training for your company can be gargantuan to employees who drive as part of their job. Everyone who has a licence can drive, but can they drive safely?
Fleet training is not about teaching someone to drive. Anyone who has a licence can already do that. It is about identifying areas of an individual’s driving that are likely to cause a significant risk them themselves or others. Training is then offered to reduce the risk.
How will your company benefit from our carefully structured and training programme?
Protection for you and your business – In 2007 a new law was introduced (The Corporate Manslaughter & Homicide Act 2007). This act allows a company to be prosecuted in the event of a death of an employee or death caused by an employee – either way, it is now viewed that this death may have been indirectly caused by the company. If found guilty, companies can be issued with a large fine (which is unlimited), as well as given a publicity order. The simple solution is to provide the necessary training and keep detailed records of this. This will mean you are able to show you have done everything you can to reduce the risk of your employee becoming involved in an accident.
It may be viewed that directors, HR managers, Fleet/Transport Managers have the same duty of care towards employees as the company entity itself. If someone in one of the above positions has personally breached that duty of care, after the worst should happen, they could find themselves being personally prosecuted. Worst case scenario, they could be facing a prison sentence.
Your business will save money! – A better approach to driving leads to a better planned drive. A better planned drive leads to fuel savings. We are not talking a couple of pence here and there – it is realistic to expect the average driver to easily be able to use 10-30% less fuel following effective training. Imagine the difference a 10% fuel saving will make to your company. Not only that, but you will notice a reduction in wear and tear costs and insurance claims. Resale values/off hiring costs can also be positively affected by the driver taking more care.
Better Image for your Company – Particularly important where your company name is displayed on your vehicles. If your drivers are taking risks this will be noticed by your customers – how does that impact on your business. Training will reduce the risks your drivers take.
Of course, training comes at a cost. But that cost is small compared to the benefits to your business. Cambridge Driver Training are able to offer expert guidance to help your business achieve all the benefits mentioned above. Contact us to arrange a meeting so we can show you how. What have you got to lose?
How would Cambridge Driver Training benefit your business?
Under government legislation, companies have a Duty of Care towards employees when Driving at Work. Having an effective road risk management system in place protects you and your business from prosecution that can result in fines of £20,000 and much more.
That aside, training your drivers brings other significant economic advantages, including:
• What does a fuel reduction in fuel costs by up to 20% mean in financial terms to your company?
• What would a reduction of vehicle running costs through less wear and tear mean to you.
• How much money can you save with reduced loss of productivity due and fewer accidents.
• Reduced bent metal repair costs and hire vehicle costs thanks to less collisions.
• Reduce your insurance premium with an improved safety record.
• Reduced fatigue and stress in your drivers to enhance productivity and morale.
• Promotes a positive company image through well-driven branded vehicles.