Employees driving a company vehicle? Have their driving skills been assessed?
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 includes the company vehicle as a place of work and states that ’every employer shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees’.
Prior to taking over a company vehicle or to being allowed to drive an own vehicle on company business, a driver should be assessed, and given constructive feedback on best practice driving styles, with an emphasis on protecting not only themselves and others, but the company brand image while driving in the public domain. The ‘End of lease’ costs associated with damaged fleet vehicles will also form part of this session.
Who should attend?
All staff who will be driving company vehicles during their working day.
- To increase the driver’s awareness
- To make the driver feel comfortable in their new surroundings, informing them all about their new vehicle’s controls
- To increase their level of observation, hazard management and space management
- To preserve the company brand image.
- To instil a responsible attitude towards driving on business
- To demonstrate that the employer takes driving on business seriously
- To identify high risk drivers prior to them receiving a company vehicle
The course involves in-vehicle training for approximately 90 minutes.
Pre-Course Requirements: A full licence for their vehicle category.
Each participant will be assessed on their driving techniques.
A completed driver risk assessment form for each participant will be supplied to their employer.