The benefits of Managing Work Related Road Safety

Reduced fuel & servicing costs | Less days lost to injury | Fewer vehicle repairs | Insurance reductions | Fewer lost orders | Lower costs

Everyone thinks they are a brilliant driver - It’s reducing your profits!
It could even put responsible directors at risk of corporate manslaughter charges


Forgive us being direct, you are almost certainly not quite such a brilliant driver as you think you are nor are your drivers as good, or careful, as they think they are.
It has been estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve somebody who is at work at the time. This may account for over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week.

It is also estimated that on average private drivers could save just over 15% of their annual fuel bill, around £325 per year. Apply the same benefit to your fleet, a sustained 15% on your fuel bill would significantly boost profits. Priority Driver Training customers frequently lock-in savings of three times our charges. How does that sound to you?

There is a strong business case for managing work-related road safety.

Driving at work

HSE Publication “Driving at work

Employers have responsibility under Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure so far as reasonably practicable the health and safety of their employees and others who may be affected by their work activities. They also have a responsibility to ensure that others are not put at risk by their work-related driving activities (Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999). This includes the activity of driving on public roads. Please click on the link to the HSE “Driving at Work, Managing work-related road safety” Publication.
We will help you as a company to identify risks in working practices, as well as helping your employees to identify risk factors in their own driving. Once risks have been identified, we can help you to reduce or eliminate them completely. A written report will be given at the end of training to keep in your employees’ risk assessments.

Reduce the risk of a Corporate Manslaughter Charge

Post Collision Accident Training.

We can meet your drivers after a collision to discuss the event and together develop a coping strategy to help them deal with a similar situation differently and more safely.

Discussion after a collision can also help rebuild confidence, and enable them to return to work able to cope with the demands of the job.

Grey Fleet

Grey fleet is a term used for employees who drive as part of their work but use their own cars. These drivers unfortunately represent a bigger risk to your company. As an employer you have a duty to ensure your grey fleet drivers have a current driving licence, suitable valid insurance and an MOT. Also, you’ll need an assessment of their driving and training. Without this the director(s), rather than or as well as the driver, may be wholly liable in the event of an accident.

Failure to manage these risks could be disastrous in the event of accident, injury or death. Priority Driver Training offers driver assessments and fleet driver training so you can comply with Health and Safety Law requirements.

Assessments and training by a REGISTERED DSA FLEET DRIVER TRAINER

SAFED Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving

Introduction to the Safe And Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) course

SAFED for Vans is a single course aimed at improving safe and fuel efficient driving techniques for LCV drivers. SAFED training has been developed specifically to enable both fleet operators and training providers to improve LCV driver training.

In 2003, there were approximately 6,897 casualties in LCV road accidents, including 765 killed or seriously injured. In addition 58 billion km amounts to approximately 5 billion litres of fuel used. With around 2.5 million vans on the roads UK this relates to an average of 23,160 kms or 14,391 miles per vehicle per year.

The SAFED test involves an initial LCV driver assessment followed by training in safe practice and fuel efficient driving. Following reassessment to confirm improvement in safe, fuel-efficient driving plus knowledge test exercises drivers receive a certificate of achievement.

Ideally, training should be performed in a driver’s usual vehicle. If this is not possible, the training provider should arrange for a similar vehicle. Experience shows that some drivers will benefit from training in a laden vehicle, but this is not essential.

Eco Driving Techniques

At Priority Driver Training we can now deliver “approved ecodriving training”.
Ecodriving is a term used to describe energy efficient use of vehicles. It is a great and easy way to reduce fuel consumption from road transport so that less fuel is used to travel the same distance.
In the last decades, engine technology and performance of cars has improved rapidly, while most drivers have not adapted their driving style. Ecodriving represents a driving culture which suits to modern engines and makes best use of advanced vehicle technologies. Ecodriving offers numerous benefits, including GHG emissions reductions, fuel cost savings, as well as greater safety and comfort.