AA DriveTech: Driving for Work - page 11

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Driver Assessments are a key component of a comprehensive road risk strategy
as well as helping an organisation meet its ‘duty of care’ responsibilities. They also
identify drivers who, due to their driving activities, history, attitude and
knowledge, may be exposed to higher risks while driving. By identifying their risk
status, targeted training can be introduced that increases their safety on the road.
Driver Assessment
Driver Assessments are designed to help
you meet ‘duty of care’ obligations
under HSE legislation. They help you to
make ‘reasonable’ attempts’ to assess
your employees’ exposure to risk while
driving – typically high, medium or low -
and therefore identify which of your
drivers are ‘at risk’.
Our approach
We believe that the method of
assessment is dependent on each
customer’s needs. That’s why we offer
market-leading assessments online,
on-road and on paper. Indeed, some
customers may benefit from a ‘mixed-
delivery’ driver assessment programme.
– our online assessments
enable a driver’s exposure to risk to
be identified at the desktop. By
accessing the assessment via a
website, no formal booking or driving
is required as the site is accessible
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This online capability may also be
useful to remotely-based drivers.
– Through a combination of
pre-driving checks and a one hour on-
road practical driving assessment with
a fully trained driving assessor, this
approach can provide more human
interaction and discussion. It is
particularly suitable for drivers where
web access is impractical.
On paper
– Sometimes access to the
internet or on-road assessments is not
a practical solution for the customer.
That’s why we offer a paper-based
assessment that is hand marked and
can enable many assessments to be
conducted simultaneously without
the need for computer skills.
Benefits for you
Our assessments help you to…
Meet your ‘duty of care’
Target ‘at risk’ drivers
- via
bespoke training opportunities
to improve driving competence
Reduce the collision
rates/vehicle abuse
- by
improving driving techniques
and awareness
Reduce fleet operating costs
through improved driving skills
Save time
- by minimising
manual intervention
Provide results -
by reporting on
driver’s activities
Ensure a continual improvement
- giving a sustainable
improvement in road safety
For more information:
01256 495732
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