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RoSPA launches new workshop options for young at-work drivers

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The organisation already offers a free online toolkit to enable employers to run their own in-house workshops targeting 17-24-year-old employees who drive as part of their job. The workshop is designed to be led by fleet, HR or health and safety managers, or by road safety professionals. Said to be ideal for groups of 10-15 participants, it addresses a range of issues raised by both employers and young drivers in a study conducted at the start of the project, as well as covering some of the common causes of accidents.

Now, employers can opt for RoSPA Facilitated Workshops that see two RoSPA trainers co-ordinating, organising and delivering the workshop at a company's premises, giving feedback on the session and the issues raised and offering advice on how to further encourage safer driving.

The RoSPA Assisted Workshop involves a RoSPA trainer working alongside a staff member to prepare and deliver the session. It is aimed at firms that wish to train someone to conduct future sessions and also allows organisations to hear first-hand the issues encountered by their drivers.

Kevin Clinton, head of road safety at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, said: 'We are extremely proud of our Young Drivers at Work Workshop and hope our two new RoSPA-led options will benefit many firms and young at-work drivers, particularly by giving employers the confidence to lead their own sessions in the future.'

Firms wanting to run their own workshops can find the free toolkit at www.rospa.com/roadsafety/youngdriversatwork/.

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