SAFED driver training

Safe and Efficient Driving

Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) course developed for Freight Best Practice. Designed to reduce vehicle accidents, improve road safety, improve driving standards, reduce vehicle operating costs and C02 emissions. The course aims to teach drivers the benefits of safe and fuel efficient driving for operators and the environment. The course combines 3.5 hours classroom theory with 3.5 hours on the road tuition, and contributes 7 hours of the statutory 35 hour periodic CPC training.

COURSE CONTENT
Acceleration and cruise control
Braking
Bridge strikes
Clutch control
Dangers of speed on urban and rural roads
Driver’s attitude
Driving position
Gear selection and use
Junctions
Hazard perception
Mirror usage
Overtaking
Pre-shift inspection
Rural environments
Rural hazards
Road markings
Road rage
Road and weather conditions
Roundabouts
Steering
Speed
Traffic and congestion
Urban environments
Urban hazards
Use of signals
Vehicle size
Vulnerable road users

BENEFITS FOR DRIVERS
Reduced personal injury
Reduced vehicle damage
Increase confidence in vehicle control and driving performance

BENEFITS FOR OPERATORS
Reduce fuel spend
Increase productivity
Improve resale value of fleet
Reduce running costs, maintenance and tyres
Reducing vehicle and personal injury accidents
Potential for reduced insurance premiums

BENEFITS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Reducing C02 and other harmful emissions
Effective risk management

COURSE DURATION
1 Day – 3.5hrs Classroom theory – 3.5hrs On the road tuition

ACCREDITATIONS
RTITB, SAFED Safe and fuel efficient driving

Contact: If you need to discuss Skills Bootcamps please call 01536 533 696 and ask to speak with Michelle, or email: info@merlinsupplychain.com