RoSPA updates online driver risk assessment tool for fleets
Driver Profiler 20:20 is designed to assess whether someone is a low, medium or high-risk driver by measuring psychometric, demographic and behavioural factors that influence driver safety. This enables managers to identify those drivers in need of further training and make informed decisions as to what is required.
The updated package features a much shorter set of questions – 45 questions in all – which only takes 10 minutes to complete. Questions, combining known risk factors with driver attitude factors, are now more closely tailored to occupational driver risk, focusing on fatigue, driving under pressure and work distractions. The questions also take into account new technologies such as sat navs and hands-free mobile phones.
In addition to improving the content of the software, it has been designed to be more user friendly and visually pleasing. More tailored feedback is given for every question answered as well as an overall risk rating; and on completion the driver receives the report instantly. An inbuilt consistency checker ensures that accurate reports are produced.
Managers are able to access reports showing who is at risk and why, and are able to export data into a spreadsheet, tailoring the results to their specific requirements.
Organisations can also opt for a fully or part-managed service from RoSPA, which may include RoSPA sending out assessments on a company’s behalf, or the collection of additional information. The software can also be personalised with the company logo.
Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: 'Driver Profiler 20:20 has been developed through an 18-month research programme involving nearly 2,500 drivers. The result is a contemporary driver assessment tool specifically designed for at-work driving which will help employers make the most of limited driver training budgets.'
A free trial of Driver Profile 20:20 allows customers to try the software before committing to buy. Visit www.rospa.com/drivertraining and click on the link.