Driver Training, DriveWize UK

The EssentialSkillz Drivewize Training UK eLearning course has been created specifically for those driving for work within the United Kingdom. Reflecting the specific driving laws, the online course demonstrates the importance of road safety and highlights how different behaviours can contribute to road accidents. The course will help drivers within UK increase their awareness of safety issues.

 

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Road safety is improving. Data from the Department of Transport shows that fewer people were killed in reported road traffic accidents in the UK in 2013 than they were in 1926, when national records began. However, more than 1,700 people in the UK were still killed in fatal collisions on the roads. And while advances in vehicle technology and road engineering are likely to have contributed to the lower figure, education about driver behaviour remains an essential component in continuing to reduce fatalities on the roads.

The EssentialSkillz DriveWize UK eLearning course has been designed to highlight how driver behaviour can impact road safety, for themselves and for other drivers. The online course explains how accidents can be caused by how the driver behaves, including failing to observe rules of the road, not paying enough attention or being distracted. It details the responsibilities each driver has each time they use a public highway and covers the legal requirements within the UK for ensuring that vehicles are roadworthy. Such checks include having regular MOT tests and maintaining the safe condition of lights, tyres, wheel fixings, bodywork, trailer coupling, loads and all other equipment.

The course also demonstrates safe driving techniques and includes tips and recommendations for safe motorway driving. It highlights the factors that can impede a person’s ability to drive safely, including fatigue, alcohol, poor posture and poor weather conditions.

The EssentialSkillz Drivewize UK eLearning course can be fully customised to meet the needs of your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to company-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

So, if you are based in the UK, or have drivers who regularly drive in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, this course is for you.

Main Sections within the course:

  •      Drivewize Overview
  •      Attitude and behaviour
  •      Driving techniques
  •      Driver comfort
  •      Final Test

Target Audience:

This course is of benefit to any individuals who have to drive within the UK as part of their job. The course allows users to evaluate themselves on their driving skills as well as providing valuable information on vehicle maintenance and driving technique.

Course Objectives:

  • To highlight what your responsibilities are on the road and the importance of being a safe driver.
  • To increase awareness of how individual behaviour on the road contributes to the causes of road accidents.
  • To list some common ‘driver attitude’ problems and key areas where behaviour affects safe driving.
  • To detail the importance of reporting issues to your employer.
  • To show the importance of keen observation and awareness whilst driving.
  • To explain specific driving techniques for motorways and other roads.
  • To highlight techniques for driving in bad weather conditions and personal safety whilst on the road.

Certification

Once the 40 minute course is completed the user will be required to take a final test consisting of as default, 10 required questions out of a bank of 20 questions. Your course administrator can define pass rates appropriate for your organisation and decide to implement the random test question feature. On successful completion of the test, users can download and print a certificate.

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