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Drivers? We don’t employ any drivers

Drivers? We don’t employ any drivers When I approach businesses about driver training I am often told “we don’t have any drivers”. A business may not employ people specifically as drivers, but it is very rare that employees are never required to go out on the road on company business. What about the sales reps? […]

Why am I being asked to do a driver training session?

Why am I being asked to do a driver training session? Drivers sometimes challenge their employers’ requirement for them to undergo a driving assessment on the grounds that they have been driving for many years and are therefore experienced. However, many things have changed over the last 20-30 years, not only for drivers but also […]

Switching to Electric vehicles? Had you thought about driver training?

Switching to Electric vehicles? Had you thought about driver training?   When a business gets new photocopying and printing equipment it is likely that staff will be given training to use it. However, how many businesses think about training their drivers when they change their fleet from petrol or diesel-fuelled to Electric vehicles? EVs are […]

Your employee has just passed their driving test – what next?

Your employee has just passed their driving test – what next? As with any newly-learned skill it takes time to build up the experience of all the situations a new driver is likely to encounter on the roads. Not only that, but there will be some situations, such as motorway driving, that will not have […]

When does your driver start working for you?

When does your driver start working for you? The Health and Safety Executive defines a work-related journey as any work-related driving that is not simply travelling to and from the employee’s usual place of work. This includes visiting clients or suppliers or working from a different office. So strictly speaking if an employee is travelling […]

Driving Safely On Winter Roads

Driving Safely On Winter Roads More than half of all deaths in road traffic accidents in the UK happen on the country’s rural roads, so with winter on its way it is a good time for a new five-week national campaign launched at the start of November. In addition, most driving tests and learner training […]

It’s not just alcohol that stays in your system . . .

It’s not just alcohol that stays in your system . . . How up to date are you and your team on the new laws involving drugs and driving, including prescriptions? It’s not just alcohol that stays in your system, drugs can effect your driving for days to come. What would happen if a member […]

Driving under the influence of drugs is not only about illegal substances

Driving under the influence of drugs is not only about illegal substances In March 2015 a new offence of driving under the influence of drugs “in concentrations above a specified limit” was added to the Road Traffic Act 1988. The new offence includes not only illegal substances but also some legal medicinal drugs, including morphine-based […]

Your drivers, your duty of care.

Your drivers, your duty of care.   Driver trainers regularly meet van drivers who are not aware of the differing speed limits these vehicles have compared to a car, some seem to assume that because you can drive them having only passed the car driving test all vehicles that fall in the B category have […]

The effects of Hay fever medicines for drivers

The effects of Hay fever medicines for drivers As many are probably aware we are now into the hay fever season, so out comes the hay fever medicine, So what type are you employees takin? If it’s not labelled as “non drowsy”  then your staff could be putting themselves at risk from driving under the […]

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