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Licence Check partners with IAM for e-learning programme

Date: 24 February 2020   |   Author: Illya Verpraet

Licence Check is launching a new e-learning programme for business drivers that was developed with road safety charity IAM.

The programme starts with an online evaluation of the driver's risk profile and then offers tailored online coaching. If necessary, the online portion can be further supplemented with in-car coaching by IAM and DVSA-approved fleet registered trainers.

The programme is suitable for all types of drivers, from cars to HGVs and it's available to all fleets that use Licence Check's DAVIS platform.

Initial driver profiling centres on four key areas of risk: driver attitude, hazard perception, observation and knowledge. The questions asked in this profiling module are specific to the type of vehicle.

Depending on the outcome, the driver will be directed to a choice of 22 training modules, which include topics such as driving in cities, hazard perception, eco driving, cyclist awareness, driving on motorways and winter driving.

The programme requires minimal intervention from the fleet manager, HR or operations managers. The driver's responses and results in each section are reported in DAVIS and are be included in the driver's aggregated risk profile score. 

Terry Hiles, general manager at Licence Check, said: "Our market research strongly reflected that there was a real need and interest in this type of driver risk profiling, but that we also needed to offer customers a clear path to address any risks highlighted.

"IAM's solution does this by guiding higher-risk drivers towards e-learning to address any unwelcome behaviours or highlight good practices and, if this still fails to address the issue, to allow drivers to be instructed in-vehicle by professionals operating across an established national network."

Tony Greenidge, business development director at IAM RoadSmart said: "Licence Check are widely regarded as innovators in the provision of licence checking services and, integrating this with our bespoke e-learning and proven on-road coaching pedigree, we are pleased to support them in offering their clients a comprehensive driver risk management solution."