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Driving at Work: Minibus Training

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.

Work-Related Road Safety 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.

Staying Safe on the Road

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).

Minibus Training Course in Ashford

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).

Becoming a Qualified Minibus Driver

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.