Occupational driving safety course launched
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has launched a new course to help organisations improve the safety of their fleet drivers.
RoSPA’s Driving Mentor and Assessor Programme is aimed at employees who are responsible for in-house driving assessments and provides attendees with the skills to assess and mentor drivers. It also includes role play situations which heighten the ability to identify, analyse, and provide support to company drivers.
Driving mentors are put through their paces in the RoSPA Occupational Road Test, with the examination forming part of the qualifying process, while group exercises and in-vehicle training sessions also cover company policy and procedures.
Colin Knight, RoSPA fleet safety audit manager, said: “The course enables delegates to positively change driver behaviour within their organisation, by taking responsibility for assessing and feeding back to drivers and management on critical issues.
“They gain an understanding of the human factors that contribute to the occupational road risks that drivers are exposed to every day. The mentoring part of this course is a real game changer, as qualifying mentors are equipped with the skills to work closely with drivers and managers to develop driver improvement programmes within their company.”
On successful completion of the course, attendees receive a certificate demonstrating that they have passed the RoSPA Occupational Advanced Driving Test and RoSPA’s Driver Assessing and Mentoring Tests.
The course is typically held at RoSPA’s Driver Training Academy in Kings Norton, Birmingham, but training can be provided at mutually-agreed alternative locations, such as an organisation’s head office.
To find out more about the course, or to request a full programme, contact RoSPA’s fleet safety solutions team on01212482233.