Fleet and Driver Safety Training
Published: 25-Aug- 2011 | Product Category: Risk Consulting
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Avoiding injuries goes to the heart of the obligation a management team has to its employees. The team must develop a set of practices allowing each and every worker to return to his or her family in good health at the end of the work day.
PACE Behavioral Driving Online Training is designed to train drivers to avoid at-risk behaviors and practice safe driving techniques by focusing on collision causation (at-risk behaviors) via the four steps of PACE: Plan, Analyze, Communicate, and Execute. It is a convenient and cost-effective method to administer training directly to your entire driver workforce and can help to reduce collision costs, time away from work, and workers' compensation and liability claims.
Marsh’s Fleet Specialty Practice is at the forefront of fleet safety consulting. We have helped reduce the cost of risk for a variety of fleet types such as passenger cars, buses, large and small trucks, bulk liquid transporters, dry freight haulers, and intermodal operations. We help you effectively minimize and manage risks related to your company’s fleet through rigorous analysis of key issues, in person and online training, and raising awareness of best practices among your employees.
PACE Behavioral Driving Online Training Module
Whether during a driver’s downtime or on a designated schedule, your driving fleet can quickly and effectively work through the PACE driving course in an interactive online atmosphere, complete with final quizzes to measure the participant’s learning. Truck drivers and passenger car drivers alike will benefit from the PACE Behavioral Driving method, emphasizing the four-step application of Plan, Analyze, Communicate, and Execute.
Planning a trip, from your employee’s mental and physical well-being, to the routes to be taken and the status of the cargo can all have an impact on whether or not he or she safely reaches the destination. The Plan segment of the PACE Behavioral Driving program outlines steps and procedures every driver needs to take before embarking on a trip. Planning upfront can save time and money on every trip.
The second component of the PACE Behavioral Driving program emphasizes analyzing the surroundings. Forward View distance is explained (and the safe driving habits that go with it), along with the 360-degree concept and range of vision, including effective use of mirrors. Tips on how to anticipate another driver’s movements are detailed. Interactive graphics punctuate the lessons and keep the user engaged.
Communication is the key to avoiding vehicle collisions. Knowing the most effective ways to communicate with the other motorists on the road could prevent a collision. This third component of the program covers different ways drivers communicate with one another, including lights, blind spots, hazards and intentions, and activities that can impair drivers’ ability to communicate.
The Execute segment brings the entire lesson together by educating the driver about factors that can be anticipated and somewhat controlled. Speed, following distance, stopping distance, rollover prevention, intersection management, turning, backing, parking lot safety, and seatbelt usage are illustrated. Practicing safe driving techniques and using the PACE Behavioral Driving program—online, in the classroom, and behind the wheel—can help your employees avoid costly and dangerous collisions.
Everyone engages in differing degrees of risk. The worst kind of risk is an unconscious at-risk behavior. Recognizing at risk behavior is very important in preventing collisions and creates a safer driver. Once your employees recognize their at-risk behavior, they can take the steps to eliminate it. A conscious effort, made over time, to recognize and eliminate these at-risk driving behaviors will create safe driving behaviors.
Marsh’s PACE Behavioral Driving online course will increase the awareness of at-risk behavior and help your employees become more aware of vehicle safety, both in their work and private lives. In addition, an employee can use and share this information with his or her family at a cost-effective rate. There are two distinct PACE Behavioral Driving online courses:
- light vehicles online course is designed for operators of passenger vehicles, vans, buses, pick-up trucks, and other light utility vehicles; and
- large vehicles online course is designed for operators of heavier commercial motor vehicles.
Both modules may be customized (for a fee) to include company logos and pictures of their equipment and environment. The PACE Behavioral Driving online course is based on the PACE Behavioral Driving module, which consists of both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. We teach your team best practices in safe driving, contributing to your company’s overall fleet safety management strategy.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
We of course cannot guarantee anything, but we can state that with PACE we provide drivers with insight and strategies for avoiding some of the most common types of accidents and/or driver errors and help their organizations reduce insurance-related costs.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Does Marsh guarantee that a driver trained in the PACE behavioral driving course will be able to avoid every possible accident or collision?
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