Corporate Risk Reduction – Improving Established Driving Skills

CPD-3.1    Backing (theory / practical)                             (½ day)

Most collisions are due to backing and maneuvering in confined spaces. This program is specifically designed to teach drivers the proper backing techniques for their company specific vehicle.

Theory: “Why we drive the way we do”

Learning outcomes:
•    To understand how attitude affects our driving
•    To understand Provincial traffic laws and local traffic issues
•    To understand the needs of the professional driver
•    To understand and correct their own driving errors
•    To understand the 3 keys of defensive driving
•    To understand risk management

Audio-visual aids:
•    Power point “THINK – The professional driver”

Method:
•    Socratic

Parking lot portion: Reversing / Parking / Rodeo
•    Mirror adjustments, blind spots and blind areas
•    Pre-check and post-check
•    Roadside stop and cone placement
•    Position for best view
•    45° reverse backing (blind side and sight side) with final quarter check
•    Off set reversing gates
•    “Ping-Pong” mirror scanning when reversing

Location:
•    Classroom and parking lot

Method: Demonstration, Coaching and discovery
•    Our “edutrainment” style training culminates in a great team building competitive ‘RODEO’ exercise complete with prizes for the winning team. These exercises are performed in actual company specific vehicles and are designed to complement the knowledge of the drivers by providing them with actual hands-on practical experience.

CPD-3.2    Backing and on-road (practical)                        (½ day)

This program is an entire “hands-on” practical training session; designed to solve your drivers backing problems as well as to enhance their on-road driving skills.

Learning outcomes:
•    The dynamics of the company specific vehicle in confined spaces
•    Their own current driving patterns and where needed correct them
•    The H.T.A and its role in driver safety
•    The need for constant thought and concentration during the driving task
•    The 3 keys of basic driving and how to minimize their risk of collisions

On-road portion: The 3 keys of professional driving

Eyes: An interactive approach to understanding the role that the brain plays in interpreting what we see, especially in the traffic environment.

Five Risks: Identifying the five risk areas for collisions allows drivers to manage and minimize the risk and thus avoid potential collisions.

Communication: Driving is a shared experience with others and we must be able to communicate with our partners on the road in such a way as to assist them in making the right choices.

Method:
•    Rolling classroom & CPD’s commentary driving

Parking lot portion: Reversing / Parking / Rodeo
•    Mirror adjustments, blind spots and blind areas
•    Pre-check and post-checks
•    Depth perception (front and rear)
•    Positioning for best view prior to reversing (blind side and sight side)
•    Double off-set reversing gates

Location:
•    Parking lot, local roads and expressways

Method: Demonstration, Coaching and discovery
•    These exercises carried out in actual company vehicles are designed to complement the knowledge of the drivers by providing them with actual hands-on practical experience Each driver well have the opportunity to learn the maneuvers demonstrated, providing them with the appropriate tools necessary to continue to practice their skills properly in their driving commitment. This short but very powerful training experience will have a great and lasting impact on all the participants.

CPD-7.1    Fleet collision review (group)                         (full day)

This program is designed for drivers that have been involved in collisions and where it is likely that skill rather than distraction maybe an issue. Drivers learn that the driving environment is constantly changing. Advancing technology in automobiles, increasing traffic density and the methods used to control traffic all contribute to these changes. Techniques used to manage these changes can have a significant impact on a driver’s chances of being involved in a crisis. Through the utilization of basic vision, space and communication skills, drivers learn how they can be effectively applied to reduce chances of being involved in collisions.

Learning outcomes:
•    Understanding how attitude, values and personality affects driving
•    To understand Provincial traffic laws and local traffic issues
•    Understanding space management: How the brain interprets the way we physically react to the things we see
•    Understanding vehicle dynamics: different vehicles must be driven differently

Classroom:
Part 1:    Attitude and it’s role in defensive driving
Part 2:    The 3 keys to defensive driving (The physical skills to be able to put the attitude into practice)
Part 3:    Distractions; vehicle and job specific

Method:
•    Actual case studies from the company’s collision analyses’ are introduced to collision reviewers (the drivers) and they get to examine the reports that lead to the crash and interview the driver (CPD facilitator) of the crash. A solution to that type of crash is developed and implemented by the reviewers (the drivers)

In-Vehicle component:
Participants will be instructed on the proper techniques and positioning for:
•    Best view prior to reversing
•    Risk perception and mediating risk
•    Communicating with other road users
•    3 keys of defensive driving
•    Traffic positioning, s-turn, staggered stops etc.

Method:
•    All participants will be involved in actual hands-on, in-vehicle training, both in the parking lot and on the road in actual traffic situations (rural and expressways)

Debriefing:
•    Wrap up through feedback

CPD-7.2    Individual collision review                         (½ day)

This program is designed for drivers that have been in collisions where it is likely that driving distraction rather than driving skill maybe an issue. Advancing technology in automobiles, increasing traffic density and the methods used to control traffic all contribute to these changes. Techniques used to manage this change can have a significant impact on a driver’s chances of being involved in a crisis.

Learning Outcomes:
•    To understand how attitude, values and personalities affects their driving
•    To understand Provincial traffic laws and local traffic issues
•    Understanding space management: How the brain interprets information
•    Understanding vehicle dynamics: different vehicles must be driven differently

Method:
•    A case study of the actual collision is reviewed with the participant and the driver confirms the determination of preventability. A re-visit to the collision site and the particulars that lead up to the crash are confirmed, at this point the drive to the collision site is shared with the driver and a solution is developed and implemented on how to avoid this type of collision in the future as well as any other weakness that may be evident in his/her driving (rural and expressways).

Debriefing:
•    Wrap up through feedback