Posted on 6th Dec, 2017 by Dominic Benabda
Safety is our top priority here at Vision Techniques, and we know it is for you too. Seasonal sales spikes means that many fleet operators are looking at taking on extra drivers for the festive season, and to that end the Licence Bureau has released a compliance checklist to help companies ascertain that their temporary drivers are up to scratch in terms of the confidence, competence and overall safety of their driving.
The Licence Bureau is an agency which provides a number of licence-checking services for employers, using information provided through the DVLA. Their experience has helped them devise a particularly comprehensive checklist, which we’ve rendered in its entirety for you below:
Fleet operators shouldn’t be tempted to lower their recruitment standards just because they’re employing temporary drivers. It’s also worth bearing in mind that all your drivers have to be competent in nighttime conditions for long distances, so it’s worth testing their proficiency in adverse weather, too.
At Vision Techniques, we stock a number of products with a track record of usefulness to both drivers and fleet operators. For drivers there’s our flagship product StopSafe; in the event that a driver is incapacitated, the StopSafe system allows the passenger to press an emergency button that engages the brakes in a firm but gradual manner, preventing the possibility of skidding or jack-knifing while bringing the vehicle safely to a halt.
Meanwhile, there are several options available to fleet operators for monitoring the performance and driving behaviours of their employees. These include VT Record, a system which covers the front, rear and sides of the vehicle with durable and waterproof cameras, which can relay visual information to help improve driver training.
Feel free to browse our full range of vehicle safety products for a variety of other safety solutions, or give our sales team a call on 08452 873 173 if you have any questions or concerns. We’re here to help!
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