On Road Training will start with assessment (if not already taken) to allow our trainer to provide targeted coaching to specific areas. As standard our trainers will push to achieve the highest possible driving skills; offer your drivers advice on how to manage numerous traffic situations; achieve the best out of their vehicle; improve fuel efficiency; and help your employee to understand what is required of them when using a company vehicle. The overall aim of the course is to identify risk and provide a new approach to minimise it by increasing driver skill.
Who is it for?
On Road Training is suitable for all companies, it is ideal for high mileage company drivers, drivers who have been involved in accidents or claims or identified by other assessments as high risk (e.g. E-assessment or On Road Assessment)
How it Works
There are various formats of On Road Training and Pure Driving will ensure that we work with you to find the most appropriate course for your requirements. Our standard formats would be,
- ½ day – an assessment followed up by targeted coaching to address areas for improvement, time to revisit areas that may require additional coaching.
- Full day – A full day enables us to take the driver away from familiar surroundings, on a longer drive the candidate will have to show high levels of concentration to read unfamiliar road layouts and maintain high standards for an extended period. Once the assessment has finished we will have a good amount of time to address any areas highlighted, and work on all of the higher level skills already mentioned, if candidates are struggling to incorporate new techniques into their driving we can continue to practice them throughout the day as the aim of the day is to make more habitual changes to the driver’s approach making sure they have been absorbed successfully.
If you would like more than a full day with one of our fully qualified trainers, please have a look at our RoSPA Training and test.
The On Road Training covers (but is not exhaustive)
- Use of Car Controls including preparation; steering; use of clutch, gears, brakes, accelerator and mirrors; visibility
- Driving Performance including stopping/ moving off; application of System; positioning; cornering; reaction to signs
- General Ability including consideration and restraint; speed; temperament; vehicle sympathy; observation/ hazard; concentration, motorways/ dual carriageways
The results of each of the sections are then combined to produce an overall risk profile and how potential risks have been addressed. The results are provided via email to both the driver and employer to enable next steps to be arranged.