Figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) suggest around 25% of all road traffic incidents involve people who are driving at work.
The one-day minibus training course (in Kent) helps to train minibus drivers and reduce road risks through work-related effective management.
The majority of the health and safety workplace rules and regulations also apply to work activities conducted on the road.
As a result, employers must manage the risks for employees (drivers) as part of the company's health and safety arrangements.
Some of the benefits of employing effective management, include:
Important: People who commute (e.g. travel from their home to work) are not covered by standard health and safety laws. An exception may be when travelling from home to a place that is different from their usual place of work.
Many business drivers cover a high mileage during their normal working day. As a result, the risk of being in a road accident is greater - when compared to other motorists.
UK employers have a legal responsibility to keep their employees safe on the road. Thus, after completing the minibus training course, your employer must not (all):
What should you do if you feel like your employer is putting you in danger while driving at work? If so, employees have a responsibility to speak to their employers about the problem (e.g. don't ignore it).
If you want to learn how to drive a minibus you can complete the one-day minibus driver training course in the Kent area.
A successful outcome allows you to drive a vehicle containing nine (9) to sixteen (16) passenger seats. You will learn about:
You will spend the morning in a classroom environment and learn about the legal and practical requirements for driving a minibus.
The trainers will check your driving licence and your eyesight to make sure you qualify for the specialised training.
But wait - there's more:
A qualified, experienced, minibus trainer will conduct an assessment drive with you in the afternoon. The tuition you receive will help you reach a safe standard of driving.
After assessing your driving competency, any driver who fails to meet the required standard will have another opportunity to get extra training at a later date.
Drivers who complete the course with a successful outcome will receive an Approved Minibus Driver's card along with an assessment of their drive (in writing).
Minibuses transport vulnerable members of the society (e.g. children, the elderly). Data shows minibus training has a positive impact on reducing casualties from road accidents in Kent.
Note: Follow the links if you want to gain a minibus driver training qualification in the Kent area of the United Kingdom.