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Driver Behaviour can improve Simply by Conducting an Assessment
23/05/2012

Assessing drivers online not only provides a risk rating it also offers an immediate improvement to their behaviour.

Graham Hurdle, managing director of E-Training World, says that simply by conducting an assessment causes drivers to think more about their own driving, raises awareness in their minds of many areas that pose a risk whilst driving and helps them learn – even during the assessment process.

Better still, with E-Training World’s system companies can choose whether to train drivers during the assessment by providing correct answers after each question and a full explanation.

“With our online risk assessment system companies have the option of whether to hide or reveal the answers,” said Graham.

“If you hide the answers, it is purely a test and all the driver knows is how they rated. However, if you reveal the answers the driver not only benefits from seeing what the correct answer is, they also see a full explanation as to why.

“We made this improvement last year, and early indications are that drivers who receive training during the assessment are achieving lower risk ratings.

“This is good news for businesses, because not only have they met their duty of care obligations by conducting a risk assessment, they have also provided some initial relevant training to improve driving standards at the same time.

“Many people cynically feel that an assessment is simply a means to an end to provide further on road or online training, with some fleet managers bemoaning up to thirty per cent of drivers coming out high risk in some instances.

“However with our systems we’re seeing a more sensible figure of around ten percent high risk, seventy per cent medium risk and twenty percent low risk, and these figures are even lower for those who have benefited from the integrated training along the way.”

For information about E-Training World’s online driver risk assessment system, please contact Jonathan Mosley on 0845 260 7998 or jonathan@e-trainingworld.com