Road safety charity Brake, with the support of vehicle
leasing and fleet management company Arval, will deliver a ‘Pledge’ training
course on Wednesday, 10 May, in Birmingham.
show that at least 10 people are killed each week and 100 seriously injured in
crashes involving people driving for work, however, Brake
believes the figures would be a substantial underestimate as journey purpose is
not always recorded by the police at crash scenes.
Brake’s Pledge training aims to tackle what the
organisation calls a “worrying figure” by providing employers with the tools to
educate at-work drivers on six key areas of road safety.
The training course offers practical tools and resources
on effectively engaging staff and managing road risk.
The courses will be delivered by experienced trainer and
long-standing Brake supporter Tracey Fuller, Arval’s customer engagement manager.
Course attendees will also receive access to Brake’s toolkit of ‘Pledge’
resources, which includes advice for managers on delivering and implementing
different areas of the ‘Pledge’, and also educational tools such as videos and
posters on the six Pledge points:
Slow - within speed limits
Sober - free from alcohol or drugs
Sharp - not tired, ill or with poor eyesight
Silent - phone off and out of reach
Secure - belted up in a safe vehicle
Sustainable - only when you have to
Additional ‘Pledge’ courses will take place on Wednesday,
5 July in Manchester, Tuesday, 19 September in Edinburgh, Tuesday, 10 October
in Swindon and Tuesday, 5 December in Birmingham.
The courses are
free to attend for Brake Professional members, and £90+VAT for non-members.
All non-members who attend will receive one year’s free Brake Professional
professional engagement officer at Brake, said: “The ‘Pledge’
provides employers with the training and tools to engage their staff with
essential road safety messages. The day-long course can be adapted to suit
organisations of all sizes and at any stage of their road risk management
journey. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used by organisations with
existing road safety programmes as a supplementary resource, providing an
interactive course and additional online resources to support current
Fuller said: “Arval is a long standing supporter of the ‘Pledge’
because we know first-hand that it can help change the safety culture of a business.
The ‘Pledge’ toolkit is very flexible and the resources available can easily be
adapted for any size of fleet and driver demographic. The six core messages are
simple yet extremely impactful and truly have the potential to reach the hearts
and minds of all drivers in such a way that they understand how they can
improve their safety whilst they drive. In my opinion, there is a place for the
‘Pledge’ in every fleet safety programme.”
For more information and to book online, visit www.brakepro.org/take-part/pledge,
contact Brake on +44(0)1484 559909 or [email protected].