What is SAFED?
SAFED is a complementary driver development course, consisting of assessment and training. It intends to improve the safe and fuel efficient driving skills of LCV drivers. It therefore should complement a much broader programme of commercial vehicle fleet efficiency management.
The one-day SAFED course involves a mixture of classroom and on-the-road tuition and teaches the use of driving techniques such as better use of gears to avoid over-revving and unnecessary gear changes, keeping correct distances to avoid hard braking, and an overall awareness of fuel economy and road layout.
The fuel consumption reduction alone represents a vast savings of money for your company of fuel per vehicle, depending on mileage.
Drivers in businesses big or small using their own van qualify for free training. A small contribution applies to others. The contributions will be reinvested into training more drivers.
A SAFED Qualified Instructor will assess your company drivers performance both before and after the training. Driving sessions will be used to put safe and fuel efficient driving techniques into practice. Drivers who reach the SAFED standard will receive a certificate of achievement.
To find out how you can get involved in this programme contact MK Driver Training.
Safer driving means:
• Less injuries and fatalities on our roads
• Less accident damage to vehicles
• Less unproductive downtime for vehicle repair
• The potential for reduced insurance premiums
Fuel efficiency means:
• Lower costs
• Improved profit margins
• Reduced emissions
In-House Assessors Course
MK Driver Training now have several trainers accredited with being able to deliver the SAFED Assessors course.
This is a 1 day course and is generally conducted after a driver has obtaining an ´excellent´ grade on the standard SAFED for Vans course.
This enables each company to monitor the standards of each of it´s van drivers, assessing them objectively to a set standard. Any drivers that don´t reach this standard could be offered training solutions to suit. VERY COST EFFECTIVE!!
Please call for details.