In the workplace there are typically accepted ways of completing tasks and projects, with employees regularly receiving on-the-job coaching, and further training where appropriate as part of their Personal Development Plan. However, these training plans rarely include on-road driver training,
It is recognised within the road safety profession that most drivers would benefit from an appraisal of their driving mapped against modern thinking in defensive and eco-driving techniques, simply because since passing their test they have not undertaken any further formal driver training.
Organisation’s need to consider the risks associated with allowing inadequately trained drivers to undertake work-related driving, ideally prior to a serious incident occurring.
TTC delivers a complete range of on road driver training courses; these courses can combine both in-class theory and on-road coaching.
Our on-road driver training starts with an appraisal of the driver’s competence and attitude towards safe driving, compliance to traffic law and an ability to appropriately adapt their driving according to the road, traffic and weather conditions that prevail at the time.
The trainer will identify any area that may compromise safety or may be less fuel efficient and after prioritising the areas, discuss a plan of action with the driver.
Using proven coaching techniques, the driver and trainer will work together with the aim of:
- Building on the drivers strengths and developing areas of weakness;
- Enhancing the drivers awareness and anticipation skills;
- Develop a proactive approach to dealing with hazards;
- Develop an enhanced appreciation of speed management and compliance to traffic law;
- Develop a safe, courteous and fuel efficient driving style.
The session concludes with a full verbal debrief and written report.