Safedrive prides itself on delivering professional, vehicle specific awareness programmes. We have a wide range of sessions available, from generalised discussion sessions to 1:1 driving sessions and group workshops.

If you require something specific, please don’t hesitate to ask! We’ve been known to create new specialised sessions to meet the needs of each company. Recently we have introduced our now-popular 4×4 training, three new workshops, and confidence-building sessions for the incarcerated, all to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Our aim is to :-

  • Raise awareness of the potential risks and hazards your driver/s are exposed to on a regular basis, both on and off road.

  • Enable drivers to recognise hazards early and teach them how to reduce the risk before it becomes a danger to themselves or others.

  • Introduce or reinforce a number of techniques which, if implemented and practiced, will create the safest possible driving environment for your drivers.

  • Promote an enjoyable session where ‘best practice’ skills can be developed through discussion, example and practical training.

Below are a list of courses that we currently offer. We also offer a range of Driver CPC Courses.

We can also carry out licence checking as required.


Car/Light Commercial Driver Awareness Programme »

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Venue

Venue

Courses can be pre-arranged at any location. Safedrive has a wide selection of qualified assessors across the UK, so we can send a trainer to the location of your choosing!

Consideration must be given to the delivery of the introductory presentation and feedback session. The trainee / company are required to provide a suitable vehicle in a roadworthy condition and fully insured.

Timings

Course Times

Car sessions can either be full day or half day (LCV = half day 1-1 ) dependant on the number of participants.

Full day Car sessions can accomodate upto a maximum of three drivers .  Half day sessions are delivered on a 1-1 ratio.

We recommend that Light Commercial Vehicles due to the restricted visability and seating capacity are delivered on a half day 1-1 ratio.

Content

Course Content

Discussion to understand driver’s experience, attitude, and expectations. Also introduction to core skills: Attention / Concentration, Observation, Hazard Awareness and Risk Perception.

Initial assessment drive, followed by coaching session to develop core skills with the addition of vehicle positioning,  space creation, and communication with other road users. A range of road types and traffic conditions will be incorporated into the drive, with specific attention to any concerns raised by the trainee.

Practical exercises in manoeuvring at Slow speed and being mindful of Blind spots.

In addition, the awareness programme will provide advice on increased safety for the employee, vehicle security, the reduction of wear and tear on the vehicle and techniques for improved fuel consumption.

Course

Course Overview

At the end of the course, the driver and trainer will review the areas covered by the session. Where necessary, constructive feedback will be given to encourage positive development and commitment to being a safer road user.

(Certification confirming attendance will be issued to all drivers)

HGV Half Day Driver Awareness Programme »

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Venue

Venue

Courses can be pre-arranged at any location. Safedrive has a wide selection of qualified assessors across the UK, so we can send a trainer to the location of your choosing!

Consideration must be given to the delivery of the introductory presentation and feedback session. The trainee / company are required to provide a suitable vehicle in a roadworthy condition and fully insured.

Timings

Course Times

The training ratio as agreed with the client. The trainee / company are required to provide a suitable vehicle in a roadworthy condition and fully insured.

• Presentation / Discussion.
• Eyesight Check. (Laws RTA 1988 sect 96 & MV(DL)R reg 40 & sch 8 )
• Vehicle Check: Petrol, Oil, Water, Diesel, Electrics, Rubber, and Safety.
• Practical Driving Session.
• Course Review and Feedback.

Discussion to understand driver’s experience, attitude, and expectations. Also introduction to core skills: Attention / Concentration, Observation, Hazards Awareness and Risk Perception.

Content

Course Content

Initial assessment drive, followed by coaching session to develop core skills with the addition of vehicle positioning, safe space, and communication with other road users. A range of road types and traffic conditions will be incorporated into the drive, with specific attention to any concerns raised by the trainee.

Practical exercises in manoeuvring at low speeds / Blind spots.
In addition the awareness programme will provide advice on increased safety for the employee, vehicle security, the reduction of wear and tear on the vehicle and techniques for improved fuel consumption.

Course

Course Overview

Courses are pre-arranged at any location. (Consideration must be given to the delivery of the introductory presentation and feedback session).

4X4 Vehicle Familiarisation and Winter Driving Techniques »

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Venue

Venue

4×4 familiarisation and winter driving technique courses can be covered at your venue.  Safedrive will require a training room in order to deliver the interactive presentation, outside space in order to carry out manoeuvring exercises in the 4×4 vehicles and access to the highway enabling the trainer to demonstrate safe on-road practices. Safedrive has a wide selection of qualified assessors across the UK, so we can send a trainer to the location of your choosing!

Timings

Course Times

This course is a full day course – 09:00 – 16:30 with a 30min break for lunch, (participants to provide their own lunch).

The training ratio for this course is 3 participants to 1 Safedrive assessor. The trainee / company are required to provide a suitable vehicle in a roadworthy condition and fully insured.

Content

Course Content

Examines the risks to which each driver is exposed on a daily basis and discuss group experience to identify potential hazards and examine aspects of driving which they like or dislike. Introduce the concept of Defensive Driving and explore the benefits of driving in a way to anticipate and plan for approaching hazards.

Driving in bad weather including, preparing the vehicle, additional equipment, lighting requirements, reduced visibility, night driving, ice and snow. Application of a systematic approach to compensate for adverse road and visibility conditions creating space and time to react.

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Course Overview

Introduction to skid control techniques including recognition, types of skid, transmission systems, how to operate them on the move, ABS, Traction Control and ESC/ESP, we show drivers how their machines will help give them grip under acceleration and braking, in a straight line and during cornering. 

-Covering urban, rural and motorway conditions.
-Physical checks of vehicle with emphasis on winter preparations and precautions
-Checking of any additional equipment required e.g. winter clothing, hi-viz jackets, torches, etc
-Eyesight and licence check
-Demonstration drive from trainer with commentary
-Assessment drive by course delegates
-Towing demonstration including – principles of safe loading, trailer coupling, low speed manoeuvring skills, on-road towing experience
-Review and feedback on each drive

Second drive by delegates with tuition and advice and application of the examples discussed in the theory session. The practical session will cover urban and rural roads and motorways

In conclusion of the course, the driver and trainer will review the areas covered by the session. Where necessary, constructive feedback will be given to encourage positive development and commitment to being a safer road user.

(Certification confirming attendance will be issued to all drivers)

Driver Workshops »

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Behaviour

Driver Behaviour Workshop

Through the sharing of participants’ own experiences and perceptions, the workshop creates an environment of lively debate and questioning. This enables the group to discover for themselves the contributory factors in various crash types.

By attending the workshop, participants gain a greater understanding of the dangers on the road and are able to adopt a driving style that significantly reduces their potential of being involved in an incident or crash.

Driver Behaviour Workshop Objectives:
· Raise driver knowledge, awareness and risk perception
· Explore common causes of accidents and how to avoid them
· Use of speed – is it inappropriate?
· Addressing sustainability and green issues
· Stress and fatigue – how to reduce or avoid it
· Promoting company policies
· Managing occupational road risk

Courses can be pre-arranged at any location. Consideration must be given to the delivery of the introductory presentation and feedback session. The trainee / company are required to provide a suitable classroom environment for the training.

The course is approximately 3 – 3 ½ hours in duration and can be arranged at a time to suit your operation.

Maintenance

Maintenance & Manoeuvres Workshop

Safedrive is able to offer a classroom-based workshop for up to 10 drivers. These sessions, which last 3 – 3 1/2 hours, can take place at a location of your choosing and involve a number of classroom-based presentations, discussions, and exercises.

Drivers will be shown how to carry out checks on vehicles to maintain them to the highest standard. They will be shown, either in the classroom or on an example vehicle, what signs to look for to help identify wear, damage, or other potential dangers within a vehicle.

Drivers will also be given the chance to practice slow speed manoeuvres such as multi point turns and variations of parking. This can be especially helpful for drivers of vans and HGVs to serve as a reminder of the vehicle’s size and blind spots.

The result is a heightened sense of awareness for vehicle safety, as well as a better understanding of what to look for and how. This can lead to drops in repair and replacement costs, insurance claims and premium costs. Well-maintained vehicles are also much safer and more fuel efficient, resulting in further savings.

Maintenance & Manoeuvre Workshops are available across the UK and can be carried out at your location. One of our qualified assessors will attend and educate drivers on the importance of good vehicle checks.

Electric

Eco Driving for Electric Vehicles

Safedrive is also proud to offer specialised training for the drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles.

On a session, up to 10 drivers will be involved in an active classroom or practical discussion. One of our qualified assessors will explain the major differences between driving a conventional petrol or diesel vehicle and an electric one.

Drivers will learn new driving techniques to enable them to drive for longer on less charge. They will become familiar with how to operate new aspects of an electric vehicle and how to interact with relevant surroundings i.e, charging centres.

They’ll also examine and discuss the unique dangers that come with driving an electric vehicle, such as how other road users may interact with it, and how to improve their driving style to minimise these risks.

Sessions can be carried out at any site across the UK, for up to 10 drivers on a half-day course.

Vulnerable

Vulnerable Road Users

On this workshop, one of our qualified assessors will attend a site of your choosing, and deliver a workshop to 10 drivers.

Drivers will learn about the dangers faced regularly by vulnerable road users such as cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. They will be encouraged to examine their driving habits with a view to reduce the risk they pose to such users.

The session will also cover what to do in the event of an accident, the consequences of driver involvement in crashes, increasing awareness to hazards and potential risk, sharing the road and other road safety initiatives.

Drivers are asked to reflect on their own driving and work to drive in a safer and more cautious manner, reducing on-road risk both to the drivers and other road users.

Energy Saving Trust Eco Driving »

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Venue

Venue

Safedrive has a number qualified assessors across the UK. One of our trainers is able to attend at your site or any location of your choosing.

 

The session requires the use of a suitable vehicle in roadworthy condition for the drivers to practice in.

Click to view our eco-training Info Sheet.

Timings

Course Times

Eco driving sessions are booked in for a full day at a time. Six drivers are able to be trained in one day, each attending a 60-90 minute session.

Sessions can either be pre-booked with names for each slot or left open for you to move drivers around to suit your needs.

Content

Course Content

With our eco-training, one of our qualified assessors will visit you at your own business address. They can provide training for 6 drivers in a day, and each will receive one to one help and advice as well as live driver commentary.

On their drive, the assessor will help to introduce them to a safer, smoother, and more cost effective way of driving! It’s estimated that most drivers are able to reduce their fuel consumption by up to 15% using these methods, which to a fleet can mean a saving of thousands annually!

As an added bonus, a green driver is a safe driver. By encouraging eco driving you’re also helping your drivers learn a better and safer way to drive.

Course

Course Overview

6 – 8 drivers are taken one by one on-road with one of our qualified assessors, who will monitor their current driving using the in-car computer. The assessor will then coach the drivers on how they can adapt their driving to result in improved efficiency and more MPG.

The before and after MPG will be recorded, along with the average speed of each journey, to help show the drivers the improvements that can be made.

 

For more information on any of the courses about click here to contact one of our qualified staff. Alternatively, you can call us on 01952 298990 or email us directly here.