Driver Risk Assessments
Are your company drivers at risk? Our innovative online and on-road risk assessments help to identify high-risk drivers in your fleet based on the vehicles they drive.
Assess your drivers’ risk based on the vehicle they drive, rather than with a one-size fits all approach. In addition to our assessment for car drivers, our portfolio now also includes dedicated assessments for drivers of vans, large goods and passenger carrying vehicles.
A cost-effective and accessible way to assess your company drivers’ risks, whilst keeping downtime to a minimum. The primary outcome of the assessment reflects the driver’s situation and history and the second part of the programme assesses knowledge on a range of subjects to give a final overview score indicating your drivers potential exposure to risk.
Our online assessments focus on a driver’s situation, history and knowledge with questions related to the type of vehicle they drive for work. Many factors are considered, and the information below highlights a few of the key differences to demonstrate our unique approach:
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Our flagship product for assessing a company car driver’s risk has been redeveloped to reflect current best practice. Initially this product was aimed at both car and van drivers but as the product has evolved, the need for vehicle-specific assessments has become more and more evident. This assessment has now been re-designed purely with the car driver in mind. Amongst other things it takes into account any previous driver training intervention your employee may have experienced within a three year period and how often they drive for work.
Light commercial vehicles are not designed to be driven the same as a passenger car. With this in mind, our LCV Assessment concentrates on subjects specific to driving an LCV including hours spent driving each day, how to secure a load properly and speed limits.
There has been a growing demand from our customers for us to design an assessment specific to drivers of Large Goods Vehicles. This assessment considers if a driver has undertaken any Driver CPC training, their understanding of the Highway Code, Drivers’ Hours regulations, load safety and the Working Time Directive.
We have also identified the requirement in the market for an assessment for drivers of Passenger Carrying Vehicles. Two versions of this assessment have been designed with bus and coach drivers in mind. It also considers if a driver has undertaken any Driver CPC training, and focuses on subjects like keeping your company compliant and passenger safety.
Online driving assessments
Online driver risk assessments are a cost-effective and accessible way to assess the risk of fleet drivers. The online assessment creates a ‘risk exposure’ profile for each driver. This can be used to identify drivers who are high risk.
On-road driver risk assessments are a practical way to assess the risk of fleet drivers. The assessment is carried out with a qualified driving assessor. This approach provides opportunity for discussion and practical learning.
Assessing the risk to your fleet of drivers is not a one size fits all solution.
DriveTech advises a blend of solutions to closely fit your own business requirements and as you might expect, everything must start with assessment and data evaluation.
There are many ways of assessing your employees and your choice will depend on the needs and culture of your business. Many organisations begin by using a telematics, (black box) system to monitor their driver’s behaviour. This can help your team to evaluate the areas of greatest risk and fine tune your response.
Pre-driver training assessments:
Driver Risk Assessment via our FleetRiskManager portal
This is a situation and knowledge risk assessment that can lead to our industry leading e-Learning interventions when purchased as a package.
DriverMetrics: Driver Risk Assessment, (DRA): (also used internationally in 35 languages)
Working with our partners at Cranfield University, this is a situation, attitude and behavioural psychometric assessment.
Driver Self-Assessment, (DSA):
The DSA is available in multiple languages and used extensively with our international product. This self-assessment is used to facilitate the coaching conversation and a similar report is written up at the end by the training coach, giving the participant a valuable insight of their own strengths and development areas for the future.
On road 1.5-hour practical driving assessment:
You’ll receive a full report from one of our expert trainers and a further training session may be advised after the event.