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New Safety Qualification for Motorists Who Are Required to Drive for Work

August 13, 2015

Each year, more than a quarter of all UK road traffic accidents—costing between 800 and 1,000 lives—involve motorists who are behind the wheel for their jobs. In an effort to reduce the number of fatal accidents, the British Safety Council has instituted a new safety qualification for motorists who are required to drive for work.

The Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work, accredited by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, provides motorists with training in motor risk prevention measures. The training includes handling unexpected risks, vehicle inspection and maintenance, proper behaviour while behind the wheel and how to drive defensively.

In order for motorists to receive their Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work qualification, they need to complete a 30-question multiple choice examination available either online or at a designated centre.

For businesses that employ drivers of any kind there are many benefits to certifying drivers:

For more information on the Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work, visit www.britsafe.org/level-2-award-safe-driving-work.

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