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DriveTech revamps online risk assessment and e-learning modules for 2020

DriveTech has refreshed and improved its online risk assessment and expanded the range of e-learning modules significantly to ensure flexible and tailored solutions for fleets.

DriveTech now offers a total of 24 e-learning modules and 72 micro-modules, assigned based on the outcome of an employee’s driver risk assessment

Offered as part of the firm’s wide range of driver risk management and driver training products, the online driver risk assessments have been developed to offer a cost-effective and accessible way to assess the risk of fleet drivers. Redeveloped in-house by the DriveTech Product Solutions team, the new modules bring refreshed graphics and content, and can be completed 24/7 via desktop, laptop, tablet or even smartphone.

This ensures minimal driver downtime but still bringing a highly comprehensive ‘risk exposure’ profile among a company’s drivers, used to identify any who are high risk.

DriveTech has also expanded the e-learning modules from an original 12 to 24, each running to approximately 10 minutes in length, and added 72 further micro-modules. The latter are designed to serve as follow-on shorter but still punchy ‘bitesize’ refresher learnings ideal to complete on a smartphone during a normal working day.

Leo Taylor, head of product solutions at DriveTech, said: “We are delighted with our new comprehensive range and hope they build on DriveTech’s heritage in quality online and on-road learning. These e-learning modules are assigned according to the outcome of an employees’ driver risk assessment. This ensures that the learning intervention is tailored to the driver’s needs based on the answers they gave, rather than applying a blanket approach, and is considerate of their time too. The modules are visual and interactive, using gamification techniques to make them more memorable and easier to apply in practice.”

The 24-strong topic areas cover all key aspects of modern driving and driving preparations, from Reducing Driving Anxiety and Vulnerable Road Users, to Managing Tiredness & Fatigue, and Alcohol & Drug Awareness. They can be deployed following the driver’s assessment under a list of recommended e-learnings or taken at a specific time; for example Winter Driving can be run in the approach to colder and potentially more hazardous road and weather conditions. These can be followed up by the short micro teach modules.

Leo Taylor added: “This approach effectively extends the learning and development window to the benefit of drivers and their businesses.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.