Road safety charity Brake, with the support of vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval, will deliver the first course of 2017 on Tuesday, March 14, in London.
Brake’s Pledge training aims to provide employers with the tools to educate at-work drivers on six key areas of road safety.
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 on the six Pledge points:
- Slow – within speed limits
- Sober – free from alcohol or drugs
- Sharp – not tired, ill or with poor eyesight
- Silent – phone off and out of reach
- Secure – belted up in a safe vehicle
- Sustainable – only when you have to
Additional Pledge courses will take place on Wednesday, May 10, in Birmingham; Wednesday, July 5, in Manchester; Tuesday, September 19, in Edinburgh; Tuesday,October 10, in Swindon and Tuesday, December 5 in Birmingham.
The courses are 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.
Zari’aat Masood, professional engagement officer at Brake, said: “The Pledge provides employers with the training and tools to engage their staff with essential road safety messages.
"The day-long course can be adapted to suit organisations of all sizes and at any stage of their road risk management journey.
"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..”
Tracey Fuller, customer engagement manager at Arval, says: “Arval is a long standing supporter of the Pledge because we know first-hand that it can help change the safety culture of your business.
"The Pledge toolkit is very flexible and the resources available can easily be adapted for any size of fleet and driver demographic.
"The six core messages are simple yet extremely impactful and truly have the potential to reach the hearts and minds of all drivers in such a way that they understand how they can improve their safety whilst they drive.
"In my opinion, there is a place for the Pledge in every fleet safety programme.”