A Holistic Approach to Online Driver Safety Training

At SharpDrive we pride ourselves on our 360-degree, holistic approach to driver safety training. Our driver training courses focus on all components that are critical to a driver: driver safety awareness, driver behaviour and driver wellbeing to provide robust, effective courses that deliver results.

Before we explore each of these components in more detail, you may be wondering how effective ‘online’ driver training is and whether it’s more beneficial to have drivers out on the road doing practical training instead? While practical driver training definitely has its place and purpose, we’ve focused our training where it counts, on attitudes and behaviours of drivers. Why? Because statistically that’s how the majority of accidents occur –fatigue, stress, mobile phone use, inattention, speeding, drugs and/or alcohol to name a few.

Driver Safety Awareness

Safety awareness, (or situational awareness as it’s sometimes called) when you are driving, relates to being aware of what’s happening around you in terms of where you are, what you’re supposed to be doing and whether anyone or anything around you poses a risk or hazard.  Our online driver safety training increases your drivers’ awareness, therefore, increases their safety while on the road and minimises the chance of an accident. Training modules on safety awareness include course modules like Driver Position, Eyes Up Driving, Hazard & RiskReduction, Intersections and Night Driving.

Driver safety awareness is critical as the majority of car accidents are caused by human error.

Driver Behaviour

Driver bahaviour is centred on the way someone acts or conducts themselves either intentionally or unintentionally, while driving.  Different factors can impact on driver behaviour, things such as age, experience, attitude, wellbeing, driving conditions etc.  You’ll often hear driver behaviour referred to as anywhere from poor to normal, or risky to aggressive; and the same driver could have different behaviours based on the internal and external factors at play on a given day, which is why it’s crucial, drivers are aware of the consequences of different types of behaviour.

Driver behaviour is a particularly important topic when it comes to fleet management and ensuring you have a safe fleet of drivers on the road and that they return home safe each day.  

SharpDrive online driver safety training modules include a range of Driver Behaviour topicsincluding Distractions, Mobile Phones, Road Rage, Speed Control and more.

Driver Wellbeing

A person’s wellbeing includes their emotional and mental health, as well as their physical health – so when we talk about ‘driver wellbeing’ we are talking about these same components, of your driver.   Depending on the driver’s wellbeing, it can have positive or negative impacts, so it’s paramount that companies keep a close eye on employee wellbeing, especially those who are drivers of fleet vehicles.  

Our Driver Wellbeing content not only allows companies to proactively front this topic, but it educates and empowers drivers so they can be self-aware of these wellbeing aspects and what they need to do, to be driving in an optimal emotional, mental and physical state.

When it comes to specific online driver training modules on Driver Wellbeing, our content includes the likes of Fatigue, Stress and Drugs & Alcohol.

Online driver safety training with SharpDrive provides a holistic approach to driver training and improves your drivers’ knowledge of the best driving practices and reduces risks on the road. It’s also an ideal catalyst for organisations wishing to lower their fleet running costs, gain effective health and safety compliance, reduce their fleet crash rates and have safer and sharper drivers who get home safe each day.

If you’d like to know if SharpDrive is the right online training partner for your business, please get in touch. We’ll take the time to understand you and your business and what you’re wanting to achieve for your organisation and your drivers, then provide you with a demo, so you can experience SharpDrive first hand!

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