This course provides some background to workplace transport safety in addition to health and safety in general. In the context of this course, it is imperative that the candidate understands the responsibility of the employer, and legal obligations, to take steps to keep workers and members of the public safe.
There should be appropriate policies and procedures in place to ensure safety when employees drive a work-provided vehicle or drive their own vehicle to work.
The employer must ensure that employees are adequately equipped with the proper training and information to operate vehicles safely.
There should be systems in place to ensure that Driving for Work activities are road safety compliant. Employers cannot directly control roadway conditions, but employees can be sent for training, such as this, to promote and influence safe driving behaviour and actions.
To teach the candidate about the risks involved not only for drivers, but for fellow workers and members of the public as well, such as pedestrians and other road users.
Candidates are made aware of the cost implications to a business as result of accidents, including:
This course outlines the purposes of safe driving, keeping a vehicle in good working condition, and ensuring that the candidate is familiar with driving in different weather conditions. To provide candidates with knowledge of safe driving principles and safety when dealing with unexpected driving, vehicle, and road condition challenges. In context of this course, the candidate will be familiarized with information driving under different conditions, including:
This course contains good safe driving tips along with information on vehicle safety inspections. In addition, this course includes the management of maintaining of risks associated with:
Upon completion of this course, the attending candidate will be able to:
The content of this course is aimed at ensuring that safe driving practices are followed not in and around the workplace, but in any environment outside of the workplace, whether employees are using company transport or their own.
The content covered in this course pertains to the following:
The candidate attending the course will be assessed against the outcomes of each element through the completion of a subscribed knowledge assessment along with a practical assessment. These assessments will cover the essential embedded knowledge as stipulated in the course and will ensure that the candidate can apply the learning to a working situation.
To gain access to this training program, it is mandatory that the employer subscribe to the SafetyWallet membership subscription so that the learner can enrol to any of the Health and Safety e-Learning training programmes.
Attending candidates must obtain a pass mark of at least 75% or higher is necessary in each Modular Assessment. Should these conditions have been met, the candidate will receive an accredited Certificate of Completion.