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Commonwealth Games licence checking win for Red Driver Risk Management

Red Driver Risk Management will provide licence checking and driver profiling services for around 1,000 volunteers at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.

A further 350 Games employees will also be included in the checks.

Further to this, Red Driver Risk Management will provide fleet manager training to the Games’ organisers, covering duty of care and other legal responsibilities.

Red Driver Risk Management’s CEO, Seb Goldin, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support the Commonwealth Games. By ensuring all of the volunteers involved are checked and trained, we can ensure that the Games are not only a hugely successful event, but also a safe one.

“The vast majority of drivers involved are volunteers, so it’s essential we check that they are legally allowed to drive, as well as being competent and safe behind the wheel as they fulfil duties such as transporting athletes and VIPs.”

In the run-up to the event, Red’s team of specialist trainers will be at the Games’ Vehicle and Driver Hub located at Aston University in Birmingham.

They will deliver classroom training on subjects such as mobile phone use, safety and security, what to do in the event of an incident, and damage process. This will be followed by vehicle familiarisation courses, including specialist modules for electric vehicles.

Those drivers who are identified as needing further training will then receive one-to-one in-vehicle assessments by a team of 17 Red trainers.

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