Where driving is required for work, whether it is a regular part of your employment or a one off situation, there are responsibilities for both the employer and the employee that must be adhered to. These responsibilities are put in place to protect drivers and the people around them.
Although many of us drive regularly in our day to day lives, driving for work may involve taking irregular routes, driving long hours or using a vehicle we are unfamiliar with. Because of these and other reasons, many incidents happen due to inattention, distraction and fatigue, as well as failure to observe the Highway Code. Complying with individual and collective responsibilities will ensure that the risks associated with occupational driving are minimized and this course has been designed to make you aware of these responsibilities and learn how to risk assess various unusual driving situations. The information provided can also be used to help improve the maintenance of your every-day vehicles, improving their performance, and their impact on your wallet.
By completing this course, you will:
- Understand relevant driving at work legislation
- Recognise the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees
- Know how monitoring and control support driving for work
- Understand what is required to drive company owned, leased or privately owned vehicles for work
- Be able to adopt a pre-use checklist before driving
- Review a range of driving guidance profiles
- Know how to carry out a driving risk assessment
- Assess your own Highway Code proficiency
Test screens are included at regular intervals to help emphasise important information and a short quiz is included to help you to assess your familiarity with the current version of the Highway Code and find out if you really should improve your knowledge of the Code.
Please note: This module does not apply to LGV, PCV or minibus driving for work.
Areas covered include:
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Monitoring and Control
- Driving Guidance
- Risk Assessment and Review
- Highway Code and Module Summary
This course is intended to help empolyers, employees and self-employed people understand their responsibilities and legislation regarding driving as part of their employment.
With approximately 72 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit the training material whenever you wish. The learning management system will automatically record your progress throughout.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.