The Benefits of Fleet Driver Training Courses
As a company owner you are responsible for fleet safety management. At the same time, you may be looking at how you can save money. After all, having a fleet of vehicles is not cheap.
Driving is one of the most dangerous work activities that the majority of us do.
Reducing Risk of Injuries
Approximately, 519 people are killed every week while driving for work. So, whether you are a transport manager or a company owner, fleet safety is something that you can’t afford to ignore.
Just think of this for a moment, how would your business cope if a fleet driver was involved in a fatal accident?
Statistics say that 1 in 3 accidents in the UK involves a fleet drive. In the year ending Sept 2017 27,010 people were killed or seriously injured while driving.
Compliance and legal protection for your company
The health and safety law applies to on the road work activities as to all work activities, and the risks should be effectively managed within a health and safety system.
Since the introduction of The Corporate Manslaughter & Homicide Act 2007, it is easier for a company to be prosecuted in the event of a death of an employee or a death caused by a fleet driver. If found guilty, companies are issued a significant – and unlimited – fine. Directors can be held personally liable – worst case, directors could find themselves facing a prison sentence.
Employers must assess the risks involved in their employees’ use of the road while at work. They must also ensure they take reasonable steps to manage those risks. Enrolling your drivers to fleet training courses would protect your business and your employees, too.
You can do more to protect the public and your company’s reputation by making sure every fleet driver complies with the regulations and safety procedures.
Merely passing the responsibility to the driver is not an option. If the worst happens and you have passed on the responsibility to the driver, you will be found out.
Is that a risk your willing to take?
Ask yourself if you are doing enough to protect yourselves and your drivers?
Lower Insurance and Fuel Costs
Parry’s Fleet Services Ltd can help you and or your company by delivering our driver training course on site, which can help reduce the risk. Upon the completion of a fleet training, you can expect the average driver to be able to use between 10-30% less fuel just by changing a couple of simple aspects of their driving.
Imagine the difference a minimum of a 10% saving on your fleet running costs could make to your business.
Take into account fuel and insurance, as well. When you arrange a fleet safety training with us, you will save money. Better driving habits of your drivers will also lead to reduced servicing costs of your vehicles and improved safety.
Our fleet management training can have long term effects too. Resale values and hiring costs can also be positively affected by the fleet driver taking more care. Not to mention your company image. After all, your drivers are the face of your company on the roads! Just think, a saving of just 15% on one person’s fuel bill per year is on average £1200 saving per person.
Are you a fleet manager or company owner?
I have some questions for you…
- Does your company have a fleet of cars or vans?
- Are your drivers using the vehicles efficiently?
- Would you like to save money on your fleet drive activities? (Yes please!)
- Would you like to protect yourself and your business against the ever-changing laws regarding fleet management?
Get in touch for a fleet driving training assessment for your employees.
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As an employer and a company owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that your vehicles and drivers are safe on the road. Whether it is help with your risk assessment, vehicle or driver tests, or health and safety procedures you need advice on, get in touch.