Nationwide fleet training courses are specifically designed for people who are driving for work or professionally in a variety of different vehicles including cars, vans, trucks, buses, coaches, 4x4s.

Are your drivers legal?

A key part of running a fleet of any type – car, motorcycle, van, truck, bus, coach and 4x4 – is making sure that your drivers drive legally with a valid driving licence*. This ensures that, in the event of a crash, the employee and employer are fully insured.

Many organisations undertake driving licence checking by hand and simply photocopy the documents for people who drive for work or professionally.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a statutory ‘duty of care’ – that is, they are required – to assess the risk of any employee who drives for work.

However, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start on a fleet risk programme. It depends on whether your fleet is mainly staff who drive for work or professional drivers or both, as well as your business culture and your organisation’s attitude towards risk.

A typical course can cover class room based learning

  • Highway Code

  • Basic Mechanical Knowledge

  • Defensive and Economic Driving Skills and Techniques

  • Safe Vehicle Loading and Security

  • Accident Avoidance and Procedure

  • Technological and Legislative Changes

  • Drivers Hours and Records

Which can then introduce an on road assessment which would cover.

  • Vehicle Checks

  • Identifying defects and reporting

  • Demonstration / Commentary drive by instructor with emphasis on defensive and economic techniques

  • Trainee drive with positive corrective advice from instructor

  • Assessment of driving ability, vehicle knowledge, fuel economy awareness and defensive driving

  • Final Appraisal and feedback forms.