Duration of the driving safety course: Less than an hour
Certification endorsed by: CPD
Price: £25 (discounts available, see opposite)
Isn’t it time you considered doing a Driving Safety course? 36% of all road deaths and injuries involves someone driving for work – that’s about 200 deaths or serious injuries a week.
Driving Safety Course
This CPD accredited Driving Safety online course is for everyone who drives as part of their job, or who, in the course of their day, may need to drive to another place of work, whether using a company vehicle or their own. It is also for employees who drive to a single place of work.
The course aims to ensure that all drivers understand the risks involved when driving and what they can do to minimise the chances of an incident, or accident.
This is not just about how your company wants you to drive, this is actually about you, and those close to you.
About this Driving Safety course
The course covers the following:
- DRIVING FOR WORK
- BEFORE YOU SET OFF
- HAZARDS AND YOU
- GOOD DRIVING PRACTICES
This Driving Safety course is accredited and endorsed by The CPD Certification Service. Once you’ve completed the course you’ll be able to immediately download a unique, personalized and endorsed certificate. You can keep it with your records or to pass on to your employer.
Unlike many e-Leaning courses, you’ll get your certificate immediately after you pass the course. It will be in your name and you can download it as soon as you’ve watched all the clips and successfully passed the tests.
We suggest you allocate 30 minutes. It’s short but it contains the essential information you need to know.
The course is presented as a set of four short video clips. Simply press play and the first clip will be shown. Watch it, concentrate on the information and after the clip finishes there will be a set of questions for you to answer on the information you’ve just watched.
Yes. Every set of questions requires you to get 75% to move on to the next clip.
Yes you can. If you don’t get the 75% pass mark you can re-sit the test but the questions are likely to be different to the ones you just attempted.
Yes you can. As many times as you want to.
No, we’ve disabled that facility. When we were setting these courses up we looked at some other e-Learning courses out there and found out we could fast forward to the end of each section. In our opinion, that’s no way to learn. This stuff is important and could save lives and stop accidents and injuries – that’s why we make sure that you have to watch the video through to the end.
Watching moving images and swiftly decoding the messages within, is second nature to us all. The average viewer in the UK watches more than 3 and a half hours of TV a day. What better way to receive information whilst at work? But there’s another key reason. On average video learners score 37 percent better than text learners on a post-training test. On retention tests given a few days following the training session, video learners’ scores were 45 percent greater when compared to the text group. (University of Twente, 2012)
Training by video is simply a more effective way to learn.
Nope. We create scenarios, we interview victims and medical experts, we show what you should be doing and a lot of the things you shouldn’t be doing. We make these videos as entertaining as we can. When you’re entertained, you’re concentrating. That’s key. We also use a professional crew and the outstanding actor, Mark Roper.
According to the HSE “Driving at work: Managing work-related road safety leaflet“, more than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time. Indeed, for the majority of people, the most dangerous thing they do whilst at work is drive on the public highway
Analysis by the RAC Foundation of previously unpublished data from the annual Labour Force Survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics shows that in 2011 an estimated 73,000 people were seriously or slightly hurt in accidents while travelling on company business (excluding commuting). This is 36 per cent of the total number of 202,000 people recorded injured (but not killed) in all road accidents for that year. Of those hurt whilst driving in the course of their employment, more than a third (36 per cent) are subsequently off work for more than a week.
- Employers have duties under health and safety law for on-the-road work activities. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act)2 states you must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees while at work. You must also ensure that others are not put at risk by your work-related driving activities.
- Organisations have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety. This is a wide-ranging requirement, so HSE encourages a common-sense and practical approach. It should be part of the everyday process of running an organisation and part of good management generally.
- Here are some examples of how this approach can be applied to work-related road safety.
- Assess the risks from work-related road safety in your organisation.
- Produce a health and safety policy covering, for example, organising journeys, driver training and vehicle maintenance.
- Make sure there is top-level commitment to work-related road safety in your organisation.
- Clearly set out everyone’s roles and responsibilities for work-related road safety. Those responsible should have enough authority to exert influence and be able to communicate effectively to drivers and others.