Driver Awareness Training, Health & Safety in Transport

Course Objectives:

To provide delegates with a sound knowledge and understanding of safe, economic and defensive driving techniques, alongside current legislation and safe working practices in line with Health & Safety.

Course Content:

Principals of Safe, Economic & Defensive Driving:

  • Fundamentals of safe & economic driving
  • Braking
  • Clutch & cruise control
  • Exhaust brakes & retarders
  • Idle time
  • Forward planning
  • Heights & positions of loads
  • Planning routes
  • Speeding
  • Skip gears
  • Weather conditions

Health & Safety in Transport:

  • Causes of accidents
  • Risks & control measures
  • Improving safety
  • HSE risk checks
  • Reporting accidents
  • Near misses
  • Unsafe acts
  • Major injuries
  • RIDDOR
  • Penalties (including Mobile Phones)
  • Road traffic collisions & reporting procedures

Who should attend?

Anyone who is required to drive a company vehicle as part of their job role.

Duration:

1 day