Brake and Arval are to run a series of training courses throughout the UK to help companies improve the safety of their at-work drivers.
Official figures show that at least 10 people are killed each week and 100 seriously injured in crashes involving people driving for work, however, this is likely to be a substantial underestimate as journey purpose is not always recorded by the police at crash scenes.
Brake’s Pledge training aims to provide employers with the tools to educate at-work drivers on six key areas of road safety.
The course offers practical tools and resources on effectively engaging staff and managing road risk. The courses will be delivered by experienced trainer and long-standing Brake supporter Tracey Fuller, from Arval.
Course attendees will also receive access to Brake's toolkit of Pledge resources, which includes advice for managers on delivering and implementing different areas of the Pledge, and also educational tools such as videos and posters.
Four courses will be run, across the UK.
- Tuesday 22 March 2016, London
- Wednesday 8 June 2016, Birmingham
- Wednesday 14 September 2016, Manchester
- Tuesday 6 December 2016 – Swindon
The course is free to attend for Brake Professional members, and £90+vat for non-members. All non-members who attend will receive one year’s free Brake Professional membership.
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, or by organisations just beginning their road risk management journey, as the foundation for their programme. We’re really excited to be working with Arval to offer these interactive training courses, and I’d urge any employer with at-work drivers to attend a course.”
Tracey Fuller, customer engagement manager at Arval, added: “We have been working closely with Brake for nearly a decade which has allowed us to support their important agenda as well as providing value for hundreds of our employees and customers. These courses are a vital tool to both educate drivers and positively influence their behaviour so we are delighted to be involved.”