Can You Afford Not to Add Driver Safety to Your Budget This Year?

For many, the next month or so is busy frantically finalising budgets for the upcoming financial year. Not only is this often time consuming, but often challenging predicting your spend for the next 12 months. We'd strongly encourage you to consider adding Driver Safety to your budget.

Why, you might ask?

Here's our top four reasons:

1.     You've Got A Legal Obligation
Did you know a work vehicle is considered a 'workplace' so as an employer or manager you have a legal responsibility (as well as a moral obligation) to ensure your staff, contractors and volunteers have been trained and informed of the hazards associated with their job, in this case driving.

2.     The Training Is Focused Where It Counts
Our online driver safety training is focused on driver awareness, driver behaviour and driver wellbeing. Why? Because statistically that's how the majority of accidents occur - fatigue, stress, mobile phone use, inattention, distractions, to name a few.

3.     Reduces Workplace Safety Risk
Fulfil your duty of care and do all you can to reduce workplace safety risk. At the end of the day, you want your people to get home safe each and every day. Our online driver safety training results in safer, smarter drivers. The positive impacts of this are felt within your workplace but also when your people are driving in their own time - what they learn will become good habits.

4.     IncreasesWorker Productivity
You might be wondering how online driver safety training can lead to increased productivity.Well, most businesses are aware of the direct costs of a road accident in terms of the physical damage to the vehicle which is subject to an insurance claim. However, insurance policies only cover a small proportion of the costs of crashes. Costs not included by insurance can include the following, which are subsequently referred to as “indirect” costs. Smarter, safer drivers mean you'll have less of the following, therefore, increased productivity.

·  Sick pay

·  Lost productivity and retraining costs for any injured worker

·  Overtime work and temporary labour while an injured worker is recuperating

·  Production delays

·  Investigation and other administration time

·  Reduced residual values on repaired vehicles and

·  Legal costs and fines.

So, when you're finalising the budget for the upcoming financial year, ask yourself honestly, can you afford not to include driver safety?

If you'd like to learn more about our online driver safety courses, then please get in touch. Put yourself in the driver's seat and take SharpDrive for a demo and experience it first-hand.