We offer van driver training across the UK, and can start training from your office, anywhere in the UK. We already help a number of companies in the UK that have identified the need to train their van drivers.
Who We Help?
- Employees that have recently been employed and need to drive a van, or current employees who are starting to use a company van. We help ensure they have the skills and ability to safely drive a van regardless of their level of experience.
- Employees who drive a van yet are having near misses, scrapes and accidents, which is causing a major concern within the company.
- Companies that wish to demonstrate their duty of care and raise the level of safety of their van drivers across the fleet. We can train between 1 and 100+ van drivers.
We provide training in a range of vans, most popular being the Mercedes Sprinter and Ford Transit/Luton type vans.
Most of our training is for small and large vans up to 3,5t, which can be used on a normal B car licence. We can also provide training for Cat C and C1 commercial vehicles.
The objective of our courses are to make safer van drivers, who have fewer incidents, fewer insurance claims, and improved MPG. We cover the following:
Observation & Planning
Understanding Road Rage
Reversing and Mirror Use
Van Load Awareness and Impact on Driving
The Difference Between Cars vs Vans
Vans and (Too Many) Prangs – Why?
Many van accidents involve low speed and reversing errors, which is almost always down to lack of observation, and poor spacial awareness. We help develop both. Often a van driver will fail to alter their driving and maneuvering “thinking” when moving from a car to a van. This is a key reason why vans are involved in more accidents at lower speeds than cars. We help to create more of a “van style” of thinking with all driver taking a course with us. After one of our courses, you will get a van driving report that is emailed to you, as a record that training has taken place. We measure a van driver both before and after training, so you can see how they have improved.
Price & Course Duration:
We can provide a full day (7hrs) and a half day (3.5hrs) across the UK. A full day is £320 + vat and a half day is £210 + vat. (correct as at June 2016). Please call 0333 577 6620 or 0333 567 0264 or email us using the contact form on the upper right. A member of our team will be in touch within 1 hour during working hours.
From time to time we help provide driver training for delivery drivers for the online Supermarket Ocado.com in their Mercedes Sprinter Vans. They have over 4,500 vans around the UK, and since training have seen a sharp drop in accidents across their fleet.
Ocado.com place a huge amount of importance in ensuring their drivers are both skilful and safe. We are proud to work with a company that takes driver safety so seriously.