Do you have a company with people driving company cars/vans?
If you want your company’s cars to last longer, have less services and use less fuel, get in touch. Your company could be saving money by providing company car drivers essential information about eco-driving.
What is eco-driving?
Eco-driving is a very easy and useful way of driving to not only save money for your company in car costs, but also keeping your staff safer on the roads (so fewer insurance claims & sick pay due to car accidents).
What does the course involve?
During a fleet training day, a highly qualified fleet instructor will provide a brief presentation about best driving practices. Then, with this in mind, a quick knowledge test will be given to candidates on the course.
Following this, candidates on the course will each get the opportunity to show their driving ability during a 1.5 hour in-car development and assessment (this will be in their company vehicle). During the first 10 minutes, a general assessment will be conducted on driving ability. If any aspects of a candidate’s driving need improvement due to risk/more eco-conscious driving, this will be provided in the hour. Finally, the last 30 minutes in-car will be an assessment of their overall driving ability, incorporating their learning from the presentation and driving improvement. This is essentially a driving risk assessment and focusing on cleaner driving.
What does the assessment involve?
The 30 minute assessment will be similar to a driving test in that there will be instruction given to inform candidates of directions being taken. There will be 1 manoeuvre, and a portion of the driving will be on a high-speed road.
The candidate should drive normally, with the attention on suggested improvements on eco-driving elements discussed in the practice session.
The outcome of the test is either a pass or a fail. Risk is assessed and scored as 0 for no risks, 1 point for a low risk, 2 points for medium risks and 3 points for high risks taken. Any high risks are instant fails, due to risky behaviours and actions. Your final score is based on 19 competencies, and a score below 20 is required for a pass.
Feedback will be provided at the end with what to focus on, and whether you should seek further training as a guide. This is in no way going to affect your license!
The employer and candidate will both be given a copy of their assessment the same day.
How often should risk assessments be conducted?
- Any new drivers to the company should have an assessment to determine their risk of being on the road.
- It is recommended that previously assessed drivers are reassessed every 12 months.
- Any persons driving for the company that have been involved in a road traffic accident who might like a confidence session, followed by a risk assessment (if required/requested)
Cost of Courses, Training & Assessments
Half Day and Risk Assessment
Presentation, quiz involving 3 candidates each get 1.5 hours in-car including assessment. e.g. from 9am-2pm. - Can be bought multiple times, then booked in over the course of a week, etc. for number of candidates required.
Full Day and Risk Assessment
Presentation, quiz involving 5 candidates each get 1.5 hours in-car including assessment. e.g. from 9am-6pm. - Can be bought multiple times, then booked in over the course of a week, etc. for number of candidates required.