Thursday, June 12, 2014

Road Haulage Freight Drivers Can Benefit from Free Safety Training

Fleet Transport Managers Encouraged to Try Out Online Course
Shipping News Feature

UK – With targeted training becoming ever more integral to the role of the professional freight driver as the years pass, just look to the level of CPC anyone in charge of an HGV will need by September, road safety charity Brake is about to embark on its first online training course with the intention of improving a road haulage drivers everyday behaviour and thus reduce the horrifying statistics which show at least ten dead and over one hundred others seriously injured on Britain’s roads every single week.

For the first time in 2014, Brake's Pledge training, sponsored by ARI Fleet UK, will be run as a series of online webinars to give managers and driver trainers the training and tools they need to make sure at-work drivers and other road users are safe. The course centres on six key steps aimed at reducing the unnecessary carnage on the country’s roads offering practical tools and resources to enable participants to pass on effective and engaging safe driving messages to people who drive for work.

Attendees will also hear from a company that has successfully embedded the Pledge within their business, helping them to improve road safety while maintaining high levels of productivity. The webinars are delivered by an experienced, qualified trainer from Brake. Attendees will learn how to run discussion based workshops with their drivers on six core principles of safe driving:

Slow - within speed limits, Sober - free from alcohol or drugs, Sharp - not tired, ill or with poor eyesight, Silent - phone off and out of reach, Secure - belted up in a safe vehicle, Sustainable - only when you have to.

Those attending will be provided with access to interactive learning materials through Brake Professional's website. These tools are designed to be used within the workplace to support internal road risk management policies and procedures and the first course is free to attend. Ellie Pearson, Senior Professional Engagement Officer at Brake, commented:

"People who drive for work are an especially high-risk group on our roads and therefore it is incredibly important that we all make sure they are safe. We are delighted that our Pledge training is now being run through online webinars - making it even easier for drivers from all over the world to attend from the comfort of their own office. I would encourage any business to get involved with these courses, which are free to everyone."

The courses are being sponsored by ARI Fleet Management Ltd. The international vehicle fleet management group which supports and develops cutting edge technological products to maximise returns from the use of telematics. Keith Allen, the company’s Managing Director says:

"We are delighted to be sponsoring Brake in 2014. Brake has a long history of promoting road safety and the great work they have achieved to date should be applauded. As a fleet management provider, ARI Fleet UK understands the importance of promoting road safety and mitigating risk, with the aim of reducing fatalities through increasing compliance. These objectives form part of our own core values as a global business and through this sponsorship opportunity we hope to enable Brake to continue this great work and help reduce risk on our roads."

Forthcoming Pledge webinars: • Thursday 19 June 2014 • Wednesday 17 September 2014 • Tuesday 2 December 2014. For more information and to book online click here for the Pledge details or contact Brake on +44(0)1484 559909 Brake can also arrange in-house training sessions on request.