What will you do with a new driver to the UK or someone returning after an accident?
Our risk assessment includes automatic driver training using e learning modules.
You may however feel that one to one training is more appropriate with classroom or in car driver training. We have preferred suppliers however our system will allow you to set alerts and inform any relevant party what action is required and for whom.
You control both your risk and costs.
If you’d like Licence Bureau to check drivers licence status online so reducing the risks, costs and hassle of managing your drivers please contact us today.
On-road driver training
All on-road driver training courses are carried out via our national network of qualified expert driver trainers and can take place from any location in the UK and Ireland. The trainer will focus on helping the drivers to develop the visual and mental strategies required to improve their risk perception and decision making processes through an assessment of their knowledge and driving competencies. Our trainer will also coach the drivers in new techniques in incident avoidance. We cater for all vehicle types and can tailor our course to suit their specific needs, for example, defensive, speed awareness, UK familiarisation, post-accident or young-driver training. The course would begin with a licence, eyesight and vehicle check followed by a short laptop presentation that introduces the benefits to the individual, the company and society in general of safer driving. The trainer will undertake a continuous assessment focussing on improving their drivers’ concentration, observation and anticipation skills as well as training the driver in the system of vehicle control and best fuel efficiency. The course ends with a full debrief and a comprehensive report is produced for the company which includes the trainers observations and recommendations, as well as an individual personal development plan for the driver. We can accommodate on the job training so that day to day operations are not impacted, each and every session can and is tailored to the drivers individual developmental needs.
For High Risk drivers, which may be determined from the on-line driver assessment result and/or other factors, we use the same approach as above but further tailor the training to the circumstances to promote driver behavioural change and ensure realisation of the factors that have put them in this situation. We focus on delivering training and not testing as no one likes being told they have failed, and when utilising a pass/fail approach it becomes more of a tick box exercise and therefore loses the engagement rate. For drivers who are high risk due to speeding we would focus the session on speed reduction and observation skills so that drivers identify the appropriate speed for the road i.e. driving down a single carriage road with no signage but consistent lighting means 30mph etc. For drivers who are unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, we would emphasise the need to change behaviour and mentality, work on improving any confidence lost, cover off signage like we do with speeding but more around appropriate expectations and where incidents can occur. Development of risk perception and other hints and tips are given, like narrating what you’re doing as you’re doing it, if you can’t say it in the time it’s happening you need to slow down. There are dozens of things we can do and our goal is to help you in managing risk to protect your most important asset, staff.
Topics included in Driver Training
- Licence, eyesight and vehicle check
- An introduction to safer driving and its benefits to the individual, the company and society in general
- Concentration, observation and anticipation
- The system of vehicle control, including best fuel efficiency and environmental awareness
- Specific solutions matched to the experience of the company – for example, manoeuvring, reversing and parking accidents
- The principles of skid avoidance and skid correction
- An assessment of each driver’s ability
- A short demonstration by the trainer of instructional commentary, followed by student practice
- Individual training for each driver, paying particular attention to any specific problems he or she may have
- A full debriefing at the end of each session to provide guidance and advice, specifically in relation to an individual’s risk profile
- A comprehensive printed report for the company, submitted shortly after the course, which includes each individual’s personal development plan
- A certificate of attendance for each trainee