RoadSmart has produced a video highlighting a range of information, on-road
training and seminars businesses can utilise to cut the number of road crashes
involving at-work drivers.
one-third of all road crashes still involving vehicles driven on business, the
oad safety charity says daily around 150 vehicles driven on business crash, and
each year there are 14,000 road deaths and serious injuries in involving people
RoadSmart says it is dedicated to reducing those numbers through its driving
for work programme.
RoadSmart Business has a range of information, on-road training and seminars to
help businesses meet their duty of care responsibility and comply with the
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; but also help their drivers reduce the
likelihood of a crash and drive more efficiently - saving fuel, reducing stress
and cutting insurance premiums.
video showcases some of the techniques highlighted during driving for work courses,
including ‘spoken thought’ which encourages drivers to describe what they are
seeing and act accordingly: “observation anticipation and planning” says Shaun
Cronin, regional service delivery team manager south - allow the driver to
predict what other road users might do next.
Bishop, fleet manager for Cannon Hygiene, said in the video: “Businesses train
their new employees with their smartphones and laptops, but what they do forget
is most of the time those people are on the road driving - the most dangerous
thing you can do for work is drive. I want to promote the fact that more
training should be given.”
Upham, IAM RoadSmart commercial director, said: “There are many factors to
consider when it comes to offering training to business drivers. The cost
element is a major one; just think of the impact on your profits of a 35%
saving in crashes or a 55% saving in fuel.
the primary consideration has to be the human factor. Quite apart from the
stress level amongst business drivers who are often required to keep working as
they drive, one-third of all road accidents involve people on business. We
cannot have so many business drives ending in shock, injury and sometimes
IAM RoadSmart’s new video go to: https://youtu.be/grHCPKoWWEY