Advanced Driver Training
What is Advanced driver training?
Advance driving is a safe and methodical way of driving, as an Advanced driver you would always be mindful of others, be more observant and better at anticipating changes within your surrounding conditions.
Advanced driver training is based upon the “System of car control” as detailed in Roadcraft, which is the Police driver’s handbook.
“Advanced driving is the ability to control the position and speed of the vehicle safely, systematically and smoothly, using road and traffic conditions to progress unobtrusively with skill and responsibility. This skill requires a positive but courteous attitude and a high standard of driving competence based on concentration, effective all round observation, anticipation and planning. This must be co-ordinated with good handling skills. The vehicle will always be at the right speed with the correct gear engaged and can always be stopped safely on its own side of the road in the distance that can be seen to be clear”
-DVSA, RoADAR, IAM 1997
What are the Benefits of becoming an Advanced driver?
- Reduce the risk of having a crash.
- Improved fuel consumption.
- Less wear and tear to your vehicle.
- More enjoyment whilst driving.
*By participating in the Chevron Advanced Driver Training programme, you would ensure that you are fully prepared to undertake the RoADAR (RoSPA) I.A.M or the D.I.A Advanced driving test.
Fleet driver training is a core part of a fleet management program and cannot only address the safety of a driver but also can reduce fleet management costs, through more fuel efficient driving skills and or fewer crashes……
Are you aware that driving is actually classed as one of the most dangerous activities that employees carry out within the workplace! It’s also reckoned that more than a thousand people are killed every year and thousands more are seriously injured on the roads in the UK as a result of the involvement of somebody who was at work at the time. There are thousands of additional collisions that result in damage to both business people and vehicles, the costs of which are almost always borne by an employer somewhere in some shape or form.
There are also many more injuries, incidents, and accidents which go unreported so therefore this would put a substantial increase on the actual figures.
*Over the past 14 months work related vehicle accidents/incidents, have cost the United Kingdom Transport Industry in excess of 2.4 Billion pounds!
All employers have a “Duty of Care” towards their employees. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1992 then amended in 1999 states that the vehicle used to conduct any companies work is classed as a Place of Work.
In 2007 the Corporate Manslaughter act was passed which states that if any company employs drivers that use the companies’ vehicle to conduct the companies work then the company and/or the driver could be held responsible for manslaughter if the relevant training was not provided to reduce the risk of an accident happening.
The following list is non exhaustive, but outlines a few of the areas of expenditure that was used to arrive at the figure of 2.4 billion pounds….
- Fines and costs of prosecution.
- Staff down time for medical appointments.
- Cost of Consultation meetings with legal representation along with court appearances.
- Cost of replacement staff and sick pay.
- Cost of induction and re-training staff to company policies.
- Loss of production.
- Increased insurance premiums and cost of excess.
- Offenders own legal fees.
- Cost of repair to damaged vehicle/s or equipment.
- Cost of alternative vehicle hire.
- Inconvenience / re-delivery.
- Management and administrative time and cost.
- Claims from other parties
“Achievable benefits of using Chevron Fleet Driver Training for your Company”
- Meets H&S duty of care to employees.
- Improved Fleet vehicle fuel consumption
- Reduces driver stress and improves morale
- Reduces vehicle wear and tear
- Reduces loss of man hours and vehicle downtime
- Keeping your vehicles on the road, not in the repair shop.
- Reduction in insurance claims and administration time
- Reduction of traffic related offences which carry a financial penalty.
- Reduced Fleet Driver stress related sickness.
- Possible reduction of insurance premiums
- Possible increase in vehicle re-sale value
- Reduction of Fleet vehicle repair costs
- Reduce possibility of Fleet vehicle accidents
- Improved corporate image
- Increased company profits
- 40% reduction of being involved in a fatal crash
- Reduced risk of being involved in a crash/accident
- Reduced likelihood of prosecution
- Safe and comfortable travel
- Reduced stress levels
- Personal satisfaction in safe driving practices
- Perceived valued employee
- Improved morale and company loyalty
So the test is over and you have “passed” and it only seems like yesterday, but time has flown by and the realisation has set in, that there is “Always going to be room for improvement” during your time as a qualified driver, you have started to notice some bad habits developing along with complacency, you may have noticed this yourself or maybe someone has passed comment?
Our Driving Assessment programmes are the ideal way to get some insightful feedback on where you can improve on your own personal driving techniques and skills… there’s NO formal test and no published results. Our driving assessment is an honest, unbiased and objective assessment of your driving abilities. Here at Chevron Driver Training School, our trainers are experienced in the field of Advanced driving techniques and will offer you the latest and best information in order to develop your new driving skills.
The assessor will be looking at the overall driving performance throughout the one-hour assessment drive, in particular the driver’s observation, hazard awareness/perception, anticipation skills and judgement of speed and distance. During the assessment various types of roads are covered, such as Motorway, Dual carriageway, Urban, Town and Rural.
The procedure is very interactive starting with a discussion about your current driving habits, this would then be followed up with an On-Road evaluation we would then finalise with a summary where you would receive feedback on areas in which you could improve.
The assessment would take place in your own, or maybe the vehicle in which you carry out your course of work. The assessor would need to check your licence and relevant insurance documentation before you go out in the vehicle, so please remember to bring it with you.
Driver Development Training Course
Drivers at all stages in their motoring/driving career can benefit from Driver Development Training, which provides a valuable reminder of the key skills required for safe driving in a variety of everyday situations.
The flexible 3-hour course is available to company personnel and individuals looking for a refresher that’s both challenging and enjoyable.
Driver Development training is a way of driving which can help you to keep away from problems on the road through detailed journey planning before travelling.
By simply applying the right Attitude, Concentration, Observation and Anticipation whilst on the road. A responsible driver does not just concentrate on their own actions, but also on the likely actions of other road users.
The main purpose of this type of training is to significantly reduce the chance of collisions or incidents, despite the actions of other road users, or the conditions in which you are driving.
One of the main aspects of this style of training is LOOKING OUT FOR HAZARDS! Anything that requires you to alter your speed or change the position of your vehicle on the road is classed as a hazard.
The starting point for Developed driving is to plan your journey and ensure you have a realistic amount of time to travel
Train the Trainer Course
Here at Chevron Fleet Training Solutions we can offer the opportunity to deliver Train the Trainer driving courses. This course comprises of a fully comprehensive package, where we will train in house drivers in order to become driving assessors for their parent companies.
This type of training course is becoming very popular with large transport companies and smaller companies alike, the actual course/s would be delivered by our specialised trainers and can be completed within 5 days through to 3 weeks, this would be dependant on the course type, level required and numbers to be trained along with the location of course. UK or Overseas.
- Refresher defensive driver training skills
- Company expectations.
- What is a Defensive driving assessor?
- Responsibilities of an assessor
- Two methods of driver assessment
- In vehicle assessor training
- Construction of a Lesson plan
- Setting up of a classroom to include varied equipment available
- Preparation and construction of PowerPoint Presentations
- Various methods of instruction
- Delivery of presentation
- Q&A techniques, classroom and in vehicle
- Report writing
We offer classroom and vehicle based courses, where the candidate will learn how to develop create and present varied training sessions, also how to become a driving assessor. Every candidate who attends the course will have to have a good basic driving skill and have the confidence to present a PowerPoint presentation so before you attend the course, we will usually do an initial assessment to see if this particular course would be suitable for your needs.
Driving Instructor Training
Driving instructor Training & Course syllabus:
Part 1. Theory Test.
The approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 test is a theory test. This is the first of 3 tests you would need to successfully complete in order to qualify as an ADI, the tests would take around 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete and includes;
100 multiple – choice questions
Hazard perception video clips
- You MUST pass both of these tests! at the same time in order to be successful.
- There are no set limits to the amount of time you can retake the test.
- You can take the tests in either the English or Welsh language ONLY.
Part 2. Practical Driving Test.
Part 2 of the test to qualify as an approved driving instructor (ADI) is a practical driving assessment to demonstrate that your own driving ability is of a suitable standard.
- You must pass the ADI part 1 before you can book the part 2 test, you shouldn’t book the part 2 until you and your instructor agree that the time is ready.
- You will need to successfully pass your part 2 within 2 years of passing your part 1 theory test, as your part 1 certification will expire after 2 years.
- You are only allowed to attempt the part 2 exam 3 times.
Part 3. ADI instructional ability test
This part of the qualifying exam changed in 2017, and has become a real life lesson test. A senior DVSA examiner, will sit in on your lesson and observe you presenting a Client – Centred driving lesson to one of your pupils, this lesson will last approximately 1 hour.
During this exam you will be marked against the 17 areas of competence that are grouped into 3 categories:
- Lesson Planning
- Risk Management
- Teaching and learning strategies
Once the lesson has been completed, the Senior examiner will then discuss your performance and issue you with your result.
- You must pass the ADI part 2 before you can book the part 3 test, you shouldn’t book the part 3 until you and your instructor agree that the time is ready.
- You will need to successfully pass your part 3 within 2 years of passing your part 1 theory test, as your part 1 certification will expire after 2 years.
- You are only allowed to attempt the part 3 exam 3 times.