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Brake teams up with Arval to deliver Brake Pledge training to fleets

Brake teams up with Arval to deliver Brake Pledge training to fleets

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.

Official figures 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 membership.
 

Zari’aat Masood, 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 policies..”

Ms 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].