Balfour Beatty launches new mobile driving simulator
Over 100 people, including large fleet operators, blue light organisations, local authorities and vehicle manufacturers, are expected at the launch that is running from 24-26 May at Plant & Fleet Services head office in Raynesway, Derby.
Visitors will be given the opportunity to demo the driving simulator, aimed at promoting safer and more sustainable driving, and will be able to learn more about what a dramatic impact driver training has on reducing incidents on our roads.
Primarily aimed at commercial vehicle and HGV drivers the new mobile simulator will give organisations the opportunity to train drivers on-site, saving valuable time and money on travel and expenses normally associated with this type of employee development.
The firm says that companies which have implemented driver training through the Balfour Beatty Driver Risk Management programme have seen up to a 40% reduction in vehicle incidents.
The driver training solution is said to be the only one of its kind in the UK and is supported by road safety charity, Brake.
Emily Moxon from Brake said: 'Brake has been working in partnership with Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services for many years and is pleased to be supporting this project. As a charity that supports people bereaved or injured in road crashes we welcome this innovative approach to training commercial vehicle and HGV drivers. At work drivers are involved in a shockingly high proportion of deaths and serious injuries on UK roads and it is crucial that companies are taking full responsibility by training their drivers to the highest standard.'
The mobile simulator is the latest in a range of driver training tools that Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services utilises to train drivers both within Balfour Beatty Group and beyond. These include on-road driver training, advanced car simulator training, driver awareness workshops and specialist courses in 4×4, fuel efficient and, drink & drug and winter driving.