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Key Features

Meeting your duty of care

Our courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations and support ‘at risk’ drivers

Minimising your drivers’ risks

Fleet driver training that minimises driver risk, collision rates, fleet costs and reputational damage

Training with a name you can trust

DriveTech, part of the AA, offers over 25 years of dedicated fleet and driver training expertise

Multiple training methods

Online, on-road, workshop and specialist fleet training available

Driver Training nationwide

Our trainer network is across the UK to ensure we’re always available

There is a growing number of Vans and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) on the road. If your business has drivers of these vehicle types, we can help.

As for any vehicle, driver training can help improve driver safety and efficiency, and reduce bent metal and insurance costs. An additional important requirement for drivers to understand when driving a Van or LCV, is how to secure the load properly.

Vans and LCVs are not designed to be driven the same as a passenger car, but many drivers forget this. They drive to work in a car, park it and take the wheel of a Van or LCV. Then they drive off without adjusting their driving behaviour. That is when accidents happen.

Take a look for yourself at our available courses and remember our trainers who deliver these courses are experienced Van and LCV drivers themselves – so they truly are practising what they preach.

Available Courses

DriveTech will help you identify your driving risks and recommend the optimum training. Our training sessions can be based on an individual driver’s needs or an agreed corporate strategy:

Courses

Description

Examines the circumstances surrounding the most common types of road incidents and crashes. Participants are encouraged to analyse why certain incidents occur from both a driver attitude and behavioural perspective and to take part in a series of accident investigations. Read more.

Discover the effects of attitudes, thoughts, feelings and emotions on driving behaviour. When negative emotions and feelings are not managed effectively, it can change how you interact with other road users, increase your risk and potentially lead to life-changing incidents. Read more.

Provides Line Managers with an understanding of the importance of all staff following the rules, regulations, policies and procedures that statistically reduce the odds of them being involved in incidents and collisions. Read more.

Parking incidents are the most common cause of fleet vehicle damage. This virtual workshop increases awareness of parking issues and establishes a best practice approach to vehicle manoeuvring by teaching your drivers to assess their options when deciding where and how to park. Also focuses on personal safety when leaving and returning to their vehicle. Read more.

Designed to encourage a safer driving culture throughout any organisation. It aims to reduce drivers’ risks by developing their understanding of key elements of safe driving techniques. It looks at the most common attitude & behaviours that statistically increase the odds of drivers being involved in incidents & collisions. Read more.

For many of us Smart Motorways are a part of our daily driving routines. It is vital drivers gets to grips with how to use them. This virtual workshop increases awareness of Smart Motorways. It teaches your drivers how to use Smart Motorways for their own safety, and other road users, especially in an emergency. It also explains how the infrastructure and technology works. Read more.

Designed for all drivers regardless of experience, particularly those drivers with speeding convictions or evidence to suggest that speeding is a concern within an organisation. Drivers speed for a wide variety of different reasons. This workshop explores the likely causes of speeding by raising the drivers’ awareness of the associated risks. Read more.

Collection of ‘bite-sized’ tailor-made sessions on a range of driver safety-related topics. The modular approach enables your organisation to choose the specific issues that impact on your employees’ safety when driving for work. Contact us to find out more.

Introductory training session, designed for drivers who are new to, or are thinking of driving an Electric Vehicle (EV) and/or Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV). The session is a blend of vehicle familiarisation, safe vehicle operation and efficiency.

Understand the unique operation, maintenance & driving strategies required to maximise safety and efficiency of Electric Vehicles (EV) and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV). In addition to vehicle familiarisation, this on-road session includes coaching for maximising range, charging strategy & safe operation, ensuring your business & drivers get the most out of these innovative vehicles.

For any business wanting to reduce damage costs caused in car parks and during slow speed manoeuvring. The aim is to develop driving techniqus to reduce vehicle damage and theft in low speed parking and manoeuvring situations.

Designed to help reduce damage to vehicles which are parked and left unattended. Also helps with accurate and safe manoeuvring. Designed to be held in a client’s car park.

This session examines the impact of a driver’s emotions on driving behaviour. How their thoughts & feelings can impact their driving style & lead to poor decisions & increased risk. Includes coaching and advice for fuel-efficient driving from the Energy Savings Trust.

Support an employee following a collision or other incident which may have caused a loss of confidence. The course will pinpoint the primary cause & identify a solution to prevent re-occurrence.

Understand a driver’s exposure to risk & reduce the likelihood of them being involved in future road incidents. Discuss vehicle technology and how to achieve better fuel-efficiency through driving techniques and improved hazard awareness. Leads with a 2-hour app presentation followed by driving techniques introduced by the Energy Savings Trust.

Understand a driver’s exposure to risk & reduce the likelihood of them being involved in future road incidents. Discuss vehicle technology, hazard awareness and how to achieve better fuel efficiency through driving techniques certified by the Energy Savings Trust.

Driver wellness: The importance of diet, hydration, regular eye tests and minimising fatigue.

Introducing a simple methodology: What to check, how and when to do it.

Personal comfort to promote greater awareness: Seating position and choice of vehicle.

Driver and Vehicle preparation: Technology, minimising the risk of losing control of the vehicle.

Personal safety and how to manage the situation when stranded at the roadside.

Personal safety: What to do next and minimising the risk of a second incident.

Driver frustration under time pressure. Addresses emotions and driving style to minimise risk.

The effect on a vehicle when carrying a load.  Movement and weight distribution.

How multi-tasking adversely effects driver behaviour.

Improve driver safety and enjoyment through the use of fuel efficient driving techniques.

Best practice advice when parking to improve safety and security. Top tips for bay parking.

Three contributory factors: Lapses of Concentration, Errors of Judgement and Violations.

Minimising the risk of common incidents such as a rear end collision.

Minimising the risk of common incidents in the rural environment.

Minimising the risk of common incidents on the motorway.

The purpose of speed limits and the risks to all road users when speed is inappropriate.

Anticipating the risk presented by short term climatic conditions that directly affect driver safety.

Managing driving related anxiety to build greater confidence.

How driving enjoyment, overconfidence and thrill seeking, adversely influences driver behaviour.

Examining who is most at risk and why. Mirror set up and safety tips to minimise blind spot risk.

Understanding the cumulative effects of fatigue on driving over a period of time.

The importance of avoiding alcohol & drugs when driving.

Night time risk for drivers and pedestrians. We can only manage what we can see.

Legal, Safe and Secure? Top tips for parallel parking on street.

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