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Safe Driving Awareness

This driver awareness course provides employees with information on safe driving practices, to help minimise the risks associated with being on the road. 
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Course overview

This driver awareness course provides employees with information on safe driving practices, to help minimise the risks associated with being on the road. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires businesses to give driving the same level of attention as any other occupational safety risk.

As part of safe driving management, employers must assess any relevant risks and implement sufficient control measures to protect drivers.

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Who is this course suitable for?

Employers are responsible for keeping staff safe when they drive for business, whether they use company vehicles or their own. This e-learning course enables employers to meet their legal responsibility by training all employees who drive as part of their job.


Course programme

The safe driving course covers the following topics:

  • Penalties associated with unsafe driving.
  • Guidance on maintaining a vehicle.
  • Weekly checks on pre-used vehicles.
  • Vehicle insurance, MOT and tax.
  • Planning routes.
  • How to deal with accidents and breakdowns.

 The course also includes safe driving tips, including:

  •  Keeping a safe distance.
  • Queuing in traffic.
  • Speed guidelines.
  • Thinking ahead.
  • Road signs and markings.
  • Hazardous distractions, such as satnavs and mobile phones.
  • Safe parking.
  • Driving on motorways.
  • Night driving.
  • Fatigue.
  • Alcohol, drugs and medication.

Learning outcomes

The Safe Driving Awareness course aims to:

  • Reduce the risk of accidents.
  • Help drivers to make safe decisions.
  • Inform employees of the risks of driving, and how to mitigate them.
  • Educate employees on work-related road safety policies.
  • Improve organisational policies and compliance of road safety.

Next steps

Other Phoenix courses that may be suitable for successful candidates include:


Assessments

There is a multiple-choice assessment at the end of the course, with results provided immediately.


Multiple course discounts

The cost of any of our short, online courses is £14.99 per candidate, per course.
Employers who book groups of employees for Phoenix health and safety training can make significant savings:

  • Buy 25 for £12.99 each and save 14%
  • Buy 50 for £8.99 each and save 41%
  • Buy 100 for £6.99 each and save 54%
  • Buy 500 for £5.99 each and save 61%
  • Buy 1000 for £4.99 each and save 67%

Please contact our sales team on 0345 500 8811 to claim your discount when you book 25 or more places.


Popular FAQs

  • What’s the duration of the online course?

    Phoenix's short, online health & safety courses should take 40 minutes to complete.
  • What happens if I fail the assessment?

    You can retake the assessment.
  • When and how will I receive my results and certificate?

    Once you complete the course and assessment, a confirmation of results is available immediately. This certificate can be printed or saved as proof of completion.

Why choose a course with Phoenix?

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through engaging, interactive content and compact modules to keep learners attention focused through the course.

  • Pass rates

    Our pass rates for our health and safety courses are above industry average. View our to Trustpilot reviews to find out why we’re rated 4.8 stars by previous customers.