Workers who drive vehicles on the job are very likely to get into an accident. “IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU”. No matter how good of a driver you are – the person next to you probably isn’t. Different companies require different types of driver services — from public transportation to food delivery. Yet without proper training and precautions, driving can involve serious physical and financial hazards for individuals and their companies. In the average year transportation incidents are responsible for around 40% of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. That number is CRAZY! The cost of a single accident could easily cost over $1.5 million. A defensive driver safety program can reduce risk and keep people safer on the road. Helping them and their employer save time, money, and agony.
East Shore Safety’s Defensive Driving Course is an in-person safety course that offers extended driving training. It focuses on critical driver safety issues and the methods taken to control hazards that are the cause of most accidents. We will provide you with an understanding of what it means to drive safely and teach you proactive behaviors to avoid costly incidents.
Our defensive driver training course is designed to benefit anyone who drives. Our course is most frequently purchased for companies who drive for business but, is also appropriate for anyone who drives. This includes truck drivers, delivery drivers and employees who drive on company business. Since many people drive while commuting to work, this course can also prove useful for those who drive only on personal time. Accidents that occur outside of work hours can affect an employee’s well-being and their ability to perform, so defensive driver training can be for everyone.
You may also consider taking this course if you manage a fleet or supervise workers who drive professionally.
Our defensive driving course allows workers in a range of industries to improve their driving skills and minimize the risks. Any industry that requires workers to drive can benefit from this type of training. Common industries that may require this course include:
Each course attendee will learn to:
Demonstrate overcoming the physiological limitations that keep drivers from being as aware as possible.
Describe how to identify and reduce roadway visual barriers.
Describe how to evaluate traffic patterns to gain as much information as possible.
List methods that prepare drivers to avoid unexpected occurrences.
Describe to evaluate and implement processes to reduce or eliminate specific circumstances that are likely to allow accidents to occur.
Although the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not specifically require employers to provide defensive driver training to their employees, this course may help businesses meet obligations to their workers.
Under Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, also known as the General Duty clause, employers must provide working conditions free from serious recognized hazards, including hazards associated with driving. Workers have the right to receive training and information about workplace hazards and how to prevent them. Our defensive driver training course offers one convenient way to minimize risk, communicate hazards and maintain compliance with the General Duty clause.
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