Corporate Risk Reduction – New Employee Screening Programs
CPD-1.1 New hire assessment program (in-vehicle) (½ day)
This program is suitable for all new hires and drivers that may have point violations, collisions or reported driving infractions. This is for in-vehicle driver assessments only. Drivers learn that the driving environment is constantly changing. Techniques used to manage these changing 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 a crisis.
All drivers will be assessed on their driving ability regarding following areas:
• Space management skills with vans (following distances, passing, etc.)
• Vehicle management skills (driving style, braking, accelerating cornering etc.)
• Traffic management skills, handling the vehicle in traffic (driving green)
• Stress management skills while driving (distractions)
• Reversing and parking skills (for a van)
• Comprehension of the Highway Traffic Act (rolling stops, crosswalks, speed, etc.)
• All participants will be in a van for a total of approx. 4 hours, with a minimum of 60 minutes of actual behind the wheel evaluation.
• Parking lot, local roads and expressways
• 4 hours
• A written evaluation will be presented to all applicants at the end of the course with a pass or fail designation.
DDC-1.2 New hire training and assessment (theory / in-vehicle) (full day)
This program is a cost effective way to both assess your drivers, while at the same time provide them with actual “hands-on training”. Advancing technology in automobiles, increasing traffic density and the methods used to control traffic are constantly changing. Techniques used to manage this change 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 a crisis.
• To understand how attitude, values and personality affects your 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 have to be driven differently
Part 1: Attitude and its 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
Participants will be instructed on the proper techniques and positioning for:
• Best view prior to reversing
• Risk perception
• Mitigating risk
• Communicating with others
• 3 keys of defensive driving
• Traffic positioning, s-turn, staggered stops etc.
• All participants will be involved in actual hands-on in-vehicle training, both in the parking lot and on the road in real traffic situations (rural and expressway).
• Wrap up through feedback