Speed Sense for the Human Resources ManagerSpeed Sense for the Human Resources Manager

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act came into force in April 2008 and is called corporate manslaughter in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and corporate homicide in Scotland.

Companies can be prosecuted if an employee driving on company business is involved in a road traffic accident that kills or injures someone. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that their drivers are adequately trained to be safe on the roads. It’s possible that directors and senior managers could be prosecuted where it can be proven that health and safety procedures were grossly inadequate.

Driving is the most dangerous activity that most employees undertake as part of their working day. According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) around 20 people are killed and 220 seriously injured every week in crashes involving someone who was driving, riding or otherwise using the road for work.

It is vital that your organisation has the correct policy in place to fulfil your Duty of Care obligations should one of your employees be involved in a Road Traffic Accident.

Speed Sense is an innovative new software product that offers driver training from the comfort of an employee’s desk, reducing time spent away from core duties. The defensive driving techniques it demonstrates can significantly reduce the risk of being involved in an accident, thus furthering your Duty of Care through corporate driver training.

As well as lowering the chances of death or prosecution, occupational road risk management using a product like Speed Sense can reduce accident rates, improve fuel economy and lower fleet operating costs.

Speed Sense is ideal for all levels of driver, including those who have been identified as medium risk in the assessment stage, and can be completed anywhere with a PC or laptop computer. Internet access is optional, but not essential.

Immersive and visually engaging, Speed Sense is based around C.O.A.S.T. (Concentration, Observation, Anticipation, Space and Time), making it the perfect tool for minimising risk in the driving environment.

Using Speed Sense will detail areas for improvement and indicate the level of risk the driver is currently performing at. Knowledge tests are spread throughout the training, testing your drivers’ skills on:

  • Observation
  • Hazard Perception
  • Divided Attention
  • Distance Following
  • Stopping Distance

You can find more detailed information about how Speed Sense works here.

Speed Sense has been developed with the assistance of road safety professionals, and experienced driver trainers, to support Government casualty reduction targets. In January 2010 Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership began offering a copy of Speed Sense to speeding drivers attending a Speed Awareness course in the county. Read the full story.

You can order Speed Sense direct from the publisher, Focus Multimedia, a leading provider of driver training software (including the best-selling Driving Test Success brand) since 1997.

More economical than sending drivers on day courses, Speed Sense is a cost-effective training solution. Depending on the number of units required we can offer considerable discounts for bulk purchases. The packaging can also be personalised to incorporate the logo of your choice.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements.