Practical Driver Assessment

Our on-road driver risk assessments are a practical way to assess the level of risk of company drivers. The assessment is carried out with a qualified driving assessor. This approach provides drivers with a fantastic opportunity for discussion and practical learning.

We all assume that we can drive well, but it’s a skill that is earned through experience. Unfortunately, bad habits may also develop in our driving skills. A small percentage of drivers are responsible for a large percentage of collisions. Most of those drivers exhibit poor driving behaviour long before the collisions occur.

It is important that companies ascertain the amount of hazard perception, behaviour and driving knowledge of their employees. If these levels are poor, and thus high risk, consideration should tend to defensive driver training or specialized training for specific driving risks.

The Driving Assessment’s Initial Drive is conducted as a silent assessment. The DTAS’s normal system of marking or a typical DSA test form is employed, and repeated minors are highlighted for later discussion and improvement. Serious or dangerous errors are noted and can be acknowledged immediately. as long as these are repeated and therefore the driver is considered dangerous would the assessment be abandoned.

The Second Stage is to conduct remedial training for the client. Emphasis is going to be placed on the repeated errors noted within the initial assessment. The timing allowed for this training period would be agreed with the client beforehand. Normally the minimum time needed for a correct assessment and suitable training to be administered is half each day. Where there could also be three clients at a time during a car, the minimum optimum time maybe a whole day. it’s never considered economically worthwhile teaching quite three drivers during a car at a time.

The Third Stage may be a final assessment conducted and marked by the trainer. it’s a silent assessment, and in some ways, is more critical than the first one. During this last assessment, notes are going to be made from any risk or danger potential displayed by the driving force. These would be recorded on the marking sheet, but the comments would be amplified within the remark’s column. Every effort is going to be made to make sure that the trainer is in a position to supply a positive report.

This doesn’t mean that errors and risks won’t be noted, but that the comments made to the client explain how the risks are often reduced or removed. In other words, the shape isn’t presented as a failure sheet, but as a guide to actions that require to be taken if improvements to safety and efficient driving are to be made.

Full reports of assessments made, and remedial training is given, will always be forwarded to the client. The drivers concerned will only tend brief details necessary to make sure they know their faults and the way to cure them. Considerable care, courtesy, and consideration is employed to avoid embarrassing clients’ drivers who are being assessed.

Although Advance Driver Trainers will use the BDTAS’s standard marking system for his or her assessments in the least levels, these aren’t always readily understood by most clients. (These are often Chauffeur Managers or Personnel Officers). We translate the driving performance into a readable form. All full reports for companies would be completed – after the training and assessments are completed – using the E.G.A.P.U. marking with the addition of any helpful comments.

This report will be completed by a knowledgeable DTAS registered advanced driving instructor. The tutors DTAS license number are going to be recorded on this report. Please contact us for more information and a member of our team are will be pleased to assist.

Initial Assessment Cost

The initial assessment will cost $205.63 per candidate or we can assign an assessor to your company for 1 working day for a fixed rate of $1,116.25, per assessor.