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RoSPA launches tailored Driver Development Course

RoSPA Fleet Safety has launched a new Driver Development Course that can be tailored to ensure its suitability for all drivers.

RoSPA’s new Driver Development Course can be tailored to individual organisational and delegate requirements

RoSPA’s new Driver Development Course can be tailored to individual organisational and delegate requirements

Designed to raise awareness of driver behaviour and encourage safe decision making, the bespoke course enables managers to meet their specific business needs and those of their individual drivers.

With factors such as stress and fatigue putting safety at risk, the Driver Development Course will encourage drivers to be honest about their own behaviour, to develop coping strategies for themselves as well as for the behaviour of other road users.

On booking, managers can request a focus on road risk priorities such as stress, rear-end collisions, slow-speed manoeuvring, fatigue, and speed. Trainers will then emphasise the topic that concerns managers most, while giving an overview of the other areas of risk.

The Driver Development Course is run over a full or half-day, at RoSPA’s Birmingham training centre or a mutually-agreed location. It can be conducted on either a 2:1 or 1:1 delegate to trainer ratio, and is available in a wide range of vehicle types.

Frances Richardson, RoSPA’s director of operations, said: “The course is tailored to meet the needs of the individual delegate, so is suitable for all drivers regardless of experience.

“It will enable organisations sending delegates to reduce the frequency and cost of accidents, lower down-time due to maintenance, repairs and injuries, conduct more reliable vehicle scheduling, save on fuel, tyres and spares, and enhance their reputation.”

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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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.