objectives of our Driver Awareness Program (Level 1) are:
clearly in the Professional Drivers mental regime the profile
and causes of the Company’s crash types.
that driving skills alone will not reduce to chance of injury
and cost to the Company.
Realization of the dangers of “split tasking” when operating the
Re-enforcement of “space management” approach to reducing driving
overall appreciation of driving risk, particularly as it pertains
to professional operators e.g. driving is the most dangerous activity
undertaken by humans, ranking only second to suicide in the hierarchy
of violent death in society (Royal Australian College of Surgeons).
appreciation of human vulnerability i.e. humans are not designed
to accept energy exchanges beyond 30kph.
of risk to professional drivers with the legal system i.e. cost
of court cases involving “Dangerous use of a motor vehicle causing
death” = $50,000 (non- refundable) plus custodial sentence risk.
This program has been delivered to a wide variety of Corporate
and Government personnel in Queensland in recent years is based
on the findings from studies of similar organization’s history.
of the programme - $242.00
Usually held Monday to Friday
a guide, the one day “Defensive Driver Awareness Program” presently delivered
in Queensland is priced at $2420.00 per group
booking of 10 personnel utilizing the Brisbane facilities, prices for larger groups is negotiable.
Smaller size groups $396.00 per person – personnel Included into
other courses conducted by JFFDC.
A Statement of Attendance is issued on completion of the day’s
activity together with a folder of brochures which summarize all
of the subjects covered during the day. Additional materials concerning
Alcohol and Road Usage, Vehicle Dynamics (travelling and impact
speeds) First Aid, Child Safety Restraints, Vehicle Visibility
limitations and the like is also distributed to all attendees.
ONE DAY COURSE
We also deliver a course “Drive Vehicle”
This program uses a “one on one”
on-road drive and a formal assessment to establish competency.
On successful completion of the formal assessment, participants
are issued with a Statement of Attainment to that effect.
A useful program conducted over two/three hours on-road with the
participant using their work vehicle in their work environment.
Our instructor travels with the driver and gives feedback on ways
of modifying their driving behavior to reduce the risks. This
session is followed up with a full matrix and typed report forwarded
to management detailing the performance and recommendations for
the future for that driver.
TRAINING FOR DRIVERS
WITH A “HISTORY OF ACCIDENTS”
have found that the #3 On-Road Defensive Driver Training listed above (a “one on
one” approach to such drivers) works well. For a driver with a
high crash record, we offer an “on-road” remedial session where
out trainer/assessor travels with the driver and corrects inappropriate
driving behavior as it occurs. This has the effect of modifying
their techniques and also their attitude to their driving. Such
a session can be conducted in three hours. Written reports are
furnished on completion of these sessions.
RISK MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY AND TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFERED
– EMPLOYMENT AND INDUCTION Potential
and/or trainee vehicle operators are catered for by an “in vehicle”
two hour assessment and defensive driver training program preceded by a “Validity”
check of the person’s Driver’s License and traffic offense/crash
record (obtainable from State Transport Authorities). The above
is the first vital step in establishing the “Safety Culture” mentality
in a potential employee’s belief system. Full reporting and recording
systems are managed by JFF and forwarded to Management Teams as
required. Company Policy and “sign off” record books are an integral
part of this initial step and JFF would work with Management in
assisting the implementation of such a system. JFF would also
assist Management in setting and maintaining Performance Management
Systems for Driver Management eg: recording of driver complaints,
speeding and red light offenses.
INVESTIGATION AND REPORTING
JFF has had extensive experience with State Government authorities
and the Corporate sector in implementing high quality, well researched
crash investigations. JFF has been involved as a Consultant to
Mechanical Engineers researching over 4000 fatal and serious injury
producing crashes for State and Federal Governments. JFF can provide
OHS training programs related to corporate drivers and fleets.