Brake and Arval have announced an additional Pledge training course ahead of Road Safety Week 2016 (21-27 November).
This year’s Road Safety Week theme focusses on the Pledge and its six core principles of safe driving; Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.
Many employers use the week as a springboard to launch year-round safety programmes, and the Pledge training course could be a key tool for engaging employees with these key road safety messages.
Ellie Pearson, professional engagement manager at Brake, said: “The Pledge provides employers with the training and tools to educate and engage their staff with essential road safety messages.
“It’s incredibly versatile and can be used by organisations with existing road safety programmes as a supplementary resource, providing an interactive course and additional online resources to support current policies.
“It also provides the perfect foundation for organisations just beginning their road risk management journey, and the timing of this additional course means that it can be used to launch new road safety initiatives during Road Safety Week.”
Official figures from the Department of Transport show that at least 10 people are killed each week and 100 are seriously injured in crashes involving people driving for work.
The additional Pledge course will take place on Thursday 6 October in Birmingham. Pledge training courses are also taking place on Wednesday 14 September in Manchester and Tuesday 6 December in Swindon.
Tracey Fuller, customer engagement manager at Arval, added: “I know that 10-years on from having rolled out the Pledge programme within Arval that it has been a major factor in Arval for not only driving down collisions, saving money and reducing our insurance premium, but for changing the safety culture amongst our employees, putting road safety at the heart of our business.”