UK Van Driver Training

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.

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.

Who We Help?

A. New Van Drivers – 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.

B. Bumps & Scrapes – Employees who drive a van yet are having near misses, scrapes and accidents, which is causing a major concern within the company.

C. Duty of Care – 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.

 

Course Content:

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:

  1. Observation & Planning
  2. Speed awareness
  3. Being a responsible van driver 
  4. Understanding Road Rage
  5. Driving Law
  6. Reversing and Mirror Use
  7. Skid control
  8. Adverse Weather/Rain/Ice
  9. Van Load Awareness and Impact on Driving
  10. The Difference Between Cars vs Vans
  11. Other bespoke elements based on your specific driver 

Vans and (Too Many) Bumps – Why?

Many van accidents involve low speed and reversing errors, which is almost always down to lack of observation, and poor spatial awareness. We help develop both. Often a van driver will fail to alter their driving and manoeuvring “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 – with 2 x 30 min rest breaks) and a half-day (3.5hrs) across the UK. A full day is £350 + vat and a half day is £250 + vat. Please call us 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.