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.

Learning outcomes:
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.)

Method:
•    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.

Location:
•    Parking lot, local roads and expressways

Time lines:
•    4 hours

Results:
•    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.

Learning outcomes:
•    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

Classroom:
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

In-vehicle component:
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.

Method:
•    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).

Debriefing:
•    Wrap up through feedback