Benefits of the course

Available online
All your drivers need is a laptop, tablet or smartphone with in-built camera and sound, sufficient broadband and non-distracting area from which to take part

Convenient
Choose a date and time that suits you and easy to book online or by phone

Fully JAUPT-approved and registered course
DriveTech is a JAUPT-Approved Centre (Centre No: AC00032) and this course will count towards your drivers’ 35 hours of periodic training

About the course

The course is designed for professional drivers and employees who drive regularly and require further tips and advice on driving in winter conditions to reduce risk.

Professional drivers are expected to be able to drive in all conditions. The risk of an incident increases during the winter and so this course is designed to give the skills and awareness to reduce this risk during these more dangerous months. The workshop can be used as a part of a company induction process for new starters.

The course includes:

Winter driving
The dangers of driving in the winter months for various weather types including:

  • Safe driving techniques for snow including use of gears, control of a skid and driving up and down slopes
  • Driving in winter sun, heavy rain, high winds and fog, and techniques to reduce risk
  • Route planning and time management

Braking techniques
Braking techniques including – Cadence, threshold, locked wheel and use of ABS

Winter vehicle maintenance
A review of the daily vehicle checks and how they change in the winter months.

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