Drivers in the UK are set to get a major training boost to help improve safety on the roads, thanks to a new qualification from the British Safety Council.
Drivers from across industry sectors will be able to apply for the Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work, enabling them to understand how to tackle risks commonly encountered on the roads, how to deal with pedestrians in a safe and secure manner and how to drive safely in a range of conditions.
Over 1,713 people died from car accidents last year. The new course aims to improve this.
The British Safety Council’s chief executive, Alex Botha, said: “Driving can be a risky activity, a fact borne out by the high number of injuries and fatalities that occur annually on our roads. […]However, simple steps can be taken by employers and drivers to manage and reduce this risk. Our new Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work provides learners with all the essential knowledge to help them stay safe on the roads.”