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Charity teams up with leasing firm to offer safety courses

Wednesday 28 December 2016, By Autovolo

Charity teams up with leasing firm to offer safety courses

Charity teams up with leasing firm to offer safety courses

Road safety charity Brake has joined forces with vehicle leasing and management company Arval to provide training courses to help company car drivers become safer on the roads.

The partnership formed to offer courses across the UK, after official figures showed that each week, at least ten people are killed in crashes involving motorists driving for work purposes.

Brake hopes that, by helping workplaces to raise awareness among their drivers, the grim statistic can be improved.

The course – dubbed The Pledge – involves promoting six key areas of road safety and giving employers the practical tools necessary to engage with workforces.

Zari’aat Masood, professional engagement officer at Brake, said: “The Pledge provides employers with the training and tools to engage their staff with essential road safety messages. The day-long course can be adapted to suit organisations of all sizes and at any stage of their road risk management journey. We are delighted to continue working with Arval to deliver these essential workshops.”

Brake’s course asks drivers to remain slow, sober, sharp, silent, secure and sustainable at all times, and those taking the course will be offered educational tools, including posters and videos, that surround these main elements.

Tracey Fuller, customer engagement manager at Arval, said: “Arval is a long standing supporter of The Pledge because we know first-hand that it can help change the safety culture of your business.

“The Pledge toolkit is very flexible and the resources available can easily be adapted for any size of fleet and driver demographic. The six core messages are simple yet extremely impactful and truly have the potential to reach the hearts and minds of all drivers in such a way that they understand how they can improve their safety whilst they drive.”