Putting the fun into driver training
The firm organised the racing car event at Sellafield Ltd’s Capenhurst Site in Cheshire as part of its Safety First campaign, and saw staff “inundate” the computerised eight-track Scalextric racing circuit to compete for the fastest lap.
At the event, TTC staff managed to get across important road safety messages about the dangers of drink and drug driving and speed awareness. Employees tested out special “beer goggles” which split the vision and show the wearer how difficult it is to even walk – similar to a person drinking too much alcohol.
This followed on from classroom training already given to employees and is due to be followed up with on-road driver training.
Paul Bell, who organised the Safety First campaign, said the company called in TTC Automotive to carry out driver awareness training which culminated in the fun Scalextric event.
'TTC were on site earlier in the year to do alcohol awareness and the effects of alcohol on the body for 200 employees. We like to do something a bit different and get people involved and the Scalextric event was great fun.
'People got information on alcohol throughout the event which was useful to know such as how many units of alcohol you should be drinking and how to be aware of alcohol staying in the body in case you are driving the next day.'