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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 […]

Helping your drivers recover confidence after an accident.

Helping your drivers recover confidence after an accident.   Many businesses employ drivers, or require employees to drive as part of their jobs, and most employers will be aware that they have a duty of care under Health and Safety regulations both for the drivers and for other road users. It makes sound economic sense […]

Reduce your business costs with an eco-driving course

Reduce your business costs with an eco-driving course Ecodriving is energy-efficient driving and for businesses that have a large fleet of vehicles investing in driver training can reduce not only fuel bills by up to 10% per week but also reduces the cost of wear and tear on vehicles. It takes just under one hour […]

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