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Safety advice offered to drivers over a lunchtime cuppa

Companies can help employees be safer drivers by giving them advice and support over a lunchtime cuppa.

The TTC Group, a road safety pioneer with more than 20 years’ experience, wants to put their trainers into the works canteen or restaurant to raise awareness.

It’s all part of wellbeing days for businesses being launched as part of Road Safety Week.

“We want to engage with staff to keep them safe when they are out on the road on business or on private journeys and what better place to do it than in the relaxed atmosphere of the works restaurant or canteen,” said Andy Wheeler, who has 23 years’ experience in fleet driver training.

“Employees can come down and meet our trainers for 20 minutes or so and talk about all manner of road safety as part of wellbeing days for staff.”  

Topical mini sessions are around the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving, how much is a unit of alcohol or how to identify the speed limit if you cannot see a speed limit sign.

“We just want managers to invite us in and we will do the rest. Road Safety Week is a good time to launch this latest road safety initiative,” said Wheeler.

Employees will be made aware about the dangers of drink and drug driving, health and driver training opportunities. 

Managers can learn about TTC DriverProtect which helps them to properly manage work related road safety, meet duty of care responsibilities with a free fleet audit, policy management, driving licence checks, driver risk profiling, e-Learning, in-house workshops, on-road driver training, behavioural change and grey fleet management.

“There is growing demand for managing work related road safety more effectively within the corporate sector and a greater concern for the wellbeing of staff,” said Wheeler. 

“There was a lack of knowledge about legal responsibilities, duty of care and how implementing a suitable risk management programme can address these issues and reduce fleet running costs.”

A recent TTC survey found that one in six businesses did not carry out any safety checks at all for their grey fleet. But most companies, both large and small, were keen to improve industry best practice with access to a free fleet risk audit to improve their management of work related road safety. 

TTC has 500 trainers nationwide who help change the driving behaviour of 350,000 drivers each year through classroom and on road courses for police across the UK. They are also the country’s largest cycle trainer.

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