Driving an unfamiliar vehicle can be stressful and unnerving. Different models of cars and vans can vary greatly in terms of size, visibility, on-board systems and handling and manoeuvring characteristics. Moving from one to another without proper preparation can be intimidating, even for experienced drivers, and can often be the cause of collisions involving work vehicles.
Our Vehicle Familiarisation course will prepare your drivers for the ways in which they will need to adapt their driving to a new or unfamiliar vehicle, giving them the confidence and skill to move seamlessly from their own private vehicle to the one they drive for work, and reduce their risk of incidents or of unsafe driving behaviour.
The course is very flexible, with a choice of a half-day, one-to-one format for an individual driver, or as a full-day session covering up to three drivers.
to deal safely with hazards where vehicle weight is critical
the width, length, height and weight considerations necessary to choose safe gaps to park and manoeuvre
the various technical aids and warning devices specific to the vehicle
the effect of the ergonomics between driver and vehicle
the vehicles’ blind spots (particularly relevant to low speed manoeuvring)
reduced risk of vehicle damage
a safer, less stressed workforce
Full- or half-day courses are available, covering 1-3 delegates.
Our instructor will carry out the course at your chosen location, and will carry out essential licence, eyesight and vehicle checks before taking to the road
Every delegate will have the opportunity for a practical, one-to-one development drive with our instructor