Vehicle Familiarisation Driver Training Course

This course aims to introduce your employees to new vehicles added to your fleet.

Why would you want a company to come in a train your drivers? We fully understand that training employees takes time and investment, not to mention the lost time. We can help your employees with new vehicle familiarisation, so they can be more productive and better drivers in the future.

Introducing new fleet vehicles

Understanding Eco Features

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Making the most out of the safety and eco features of the vehicles

Vehicle Familiarisation Driver Traning Course Information 

It is advised that the delegate obtains an up-to-date copy of the Vehicle Handbook and Company Driver Handbook this will cover the safety of using a vehicle and they should fully understand that and your policies and procedures.

Our instructors will arrive on site handy enough for them to look over the vehicle themselves before training starts. As they will carry out vehicle safety checks before they introduce the vehicle to the employees.

 

Your fleet drivers will:

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Have a good working knowledge of the new vehicle and its features

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Understand the vehicle’s characteristics and limitations including blind spot areas

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Be aware of fuel type and requirements

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Have knowledge of auxiliary equipment, such as sat nav technology

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Have a location knowledge of emergency equipment, e.g. spare wheel, jack, wheel brace, etc.

How a course runs

Our courses are bespoke to the needs of what you require and the drivers needs, the course  is road based and is taken place in the driver’s own car/van (additional charge if the tutor is required to use his/her vehicle of £30) and follows a set format described below: 

 

Introduction and licence / vehicle checks

This allows us to ensure that your drivers have the correct licence to drive the vehicles being asked to drive, we also include an eye sight check. We then go through vehicle safety checks that drivers should carry out daily when using the vehicle for work purposes.

An Initial Drive

We  ask the driver to drive as they normally do with no input from the tutor to allow the tutor to assess the drivers experience and skill, this will last approximately 20 mins depending on what the tutor needs to see can vary.  We then mark the driver on their drive, this gives the tutor a base to start Development and the driver to identify any needs they feel want developed.

Coaching

Based on the initial drive and the input from the driver, the coaching with be designed around the development needs in a interactive and enjoyable way, this will cover a variety of roads which include rural roads, dual carriageway, motorway, town and city were appropriate. There can be feedback and recap of needs during this session.

Debrief

At the end of the session a two way debrief between the tutor and driver will take place, where the tutor will provide feedback on the session and how the driver can keep improving, feedback from the driver to the tutor is also encouraged here. The tutor will then complete a report to highlight how the driver has developed and to what extent and in what areas.

Risk Assessment

We provide a risk assessment for each driver at the end, which will be High, Medium or Low risk. A report will be sent to you around 3 days after each training session.

Course Content:

We cover a wide range of elements with our driving training courses, which includes:

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Forward planning, observation and anticipation

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Car control

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Dealing with adverse weather

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Speed awareness

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The Limit Point (Advanced)

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The System of Car Control (Advanced)

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Dealing with Road Rage

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Rules of the Road

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Creating a positive driving attitude

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Skid control and much more...

Course fees and facts:

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Training fees include VAT 3.5 hours course £300 per driver – 7 hours course £550 per driver

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Full UK coverage

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Training starts and ends at your office or offices

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All tutors are DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) Registered

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We measure a driver in 25 key areas of driving on our reporting sheets,

We rate them either Excellent, Very Good, Good, Adequate or Poor. We do this at the start of training, and at the end so you can measure their progress and overall skill level as a driver.

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