Joint Statement between Royal Mail and CWU Regarding the Introduction of a New One Hour Driver Training Course
Branches will recall LTB 653/16 issued on the 4th November 2016 and the agreed Terms of Reference – Driver Risk Assessment Trial. The LTB informed of a revised approach to Driver Risk Assessment (DRA) with a new approach that was considered to be far more proactive in its calculation of a risk score for the driver.
Royal Mail and Pertemps have since developed a 1 hour classroom session covering a broad range of key road safety subjects designed to achieve a safety culture in high impact units, or where an issue has been identified. The course does not involve any driving but instead targets behavioural change through engaging with drivers and prompting thought about driving styles, attitude to risk and potential consequences for the individuals and many other people.
The course will be used where improved driving behaviours are sought either within a unit or for an individual. It is not intended to replace the full induction or post collision courses and will be aimed at groups of up to 12 drivers but can be delivered on a 1 – 1 basis where deemed proper or necessary. This course will be available for units to call-off as required on the ‘Pertemps’ on-line training Portal and is an addition to the existing training courses available through Pertemps.
All of the key road safety subjects covered are already included in other longer courses and communications; however this new course provides training using a new approach and the option of lighter touch than the full 4 hour 1 – 1 on-road training courses.
As this issue was negotiated by the Industrial Department, any queries to the content of the above should be directed to the Outdoor Department reference 300.02, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org