Thank you for taking the time to visit this website where you will find information about the fleet and corporate driver training I offer throughout South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and mainland UK for drivers of company cars, light vans and grey fleet.  

There are many fleet training and risk management organisations offering you their services. So what sets me apart from the rest?

My USP?  I am a highly qualified independent driver trainer with a very strong advanced driving background who specialises in fleet and company driver training for cars and light vans

Information within the website will give you a flavour of what I can offer. I pride myself on my customer service and delivery. You have flexibility when booking courses and no pressure or time limits to purchase training. We can work together to design bespoke training to meet your needs. 

Driver training offers an opportunity to reduce your organisational road risk. It also goes hand in hand with eco efficient driving techniques. Effective management of road risk and eco efficient driving will save you money.

Making sure your drivers have the skills they need to stay safe is important. Many drivers will not have taken any driver training since passing their test. However, most accidents are caused by driver error.

Understanding driver behaviour is important to effectively manage risk. Helping your drivers to understand what motivates them and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own actions can be empowering.

I offer a selection of courses for your company drivers and managers. I also offer a high degree of flexibility because you can mix and match elements from the different course formats or we can work together to design a bespoke course to meet your organisational requirements. You are encouraged to invest in a training programme which you want and which will benefit you.

My qualifications include:

Ex Police Class 1 Advanced Driver
The Diamond Special Advanced Driving Test
RoSPA Advanced Driving Test at Gold
Cardington Special Driving Test at Grade A
The Institute of Advanced Motorists Advanced Driving Test

Grade A Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Registered Fleet Driver Trainer (Category B Vehicles)
Corporate Driver Training Qualification accredited by Driving Standards Agency (now DVSA)
RoSPA National Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction with all parts of the qualifying examinations passed with distinction

Risk Assessment Principles and Practice Certificate awarded by The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Teaching and Training
The Energy Saving Trust (England) accredited trainer
BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching For Driver Development

QEF Queen Elizabeth's foundation for disabled people - Teaching People with Disabilities to Drive

I have also attended the following courses at Cranfield University:

Behaviour Based Fleet Risk Management

Behavioural Interventions for Improving Fleet Safety

What is the point of driver training? Why spend any money on training drivers who already know how or drive? A waste of money and time?

Have you considered:

Most companies will already be aware of the legislation which exists to protect workers’ health and safety in the workplace. For example, much was made of the Manslaughter Act when it came into force with the suggestion that employers would somehow find themselves more accountable for any health and safety failings leading to the death or serious injury of their employees. However, I am not aware of a lot having happened over the years with this act. In reality, companies and their drivers are more likely to face sanctions under laws covering the use of hand held mobile phones, speeding, dangerous driving and due care offences.

Engaging with my driver training programmes may help your drivers to better understand the consequences of mobile phone use and risk taking such as speeding. By understanding the risks, and the consequences, your drivers are encouraged to think and to make decisions which are safe.

How much does minor damage to your vehicles cost you each year? For example, the administrative cost of arranging for vehicles to be repaired, time off road and sourcing replacement vehicles. What if your staff are injured and off work as a result? How much does that cost you? What about your annual insurance premiums? How much does your accident and incident history affect your premiums? What about drivers with penalty points? How do they affect your insurance renewals?

Engaging with my driver training programmes may help your drivers to develop defensive driving techniques and copping strategies for dealing with situations they find stressful which may help to reduce the number of incidents involving your at work drivers.

With social media, what is the impact to your company reputation and brand of having your liveried vehicles posted onto social media following a negative event? For example, post accident damage, or perhaps vehicles left parked where they should not be such as on double yellow lines or in disabled parking?

Engaging with my driver training programmes may help your drivers to better understand the impact their driving, both positive and negative, can have on your organisational reputation and brand.

How much do you spend annually on fuel and servicing costs for your fleet? How much money would you be able to save each year if every driver increased their miles per gallon (MPG) by 5%? How much would you save each year if drivers used eco driving techniques which not only saved fuel but reduced the wear and tear on tyres and brakes?

Engaging with my driver training programmes may help your drivers to become more eco friendly which will potentially save you money.

Finally, ask yourself what is the greatest risk to the health and safety of your work force? Working in your premises or driving on behalf of your business?

I provide on line driving licence checks, on line driver profiling and e learning modules working in partnership with Roadmarque. Roadmarque is an organisation which specialises in providing flexible on line solutions to help organisations effectively manage their on road risk. They do not sell driver training. They are independent, objective and will not use the risk profiles they produce as a platform to sell you driver training courses.

Roadmarque has been developed since 2008. It helps to identify the prevalent risk factors for individuals and can make recommendations and interventions to help you to manage your on road risk. Click here for more information about why I recommend Roadmarque as our service provider for on line solutions. I encourage you to go directly to Roadmarque for your on line driver profiling because this will reduce your costs. I will then provide you with the in car training, coaching, workshops or mentoring you need for your drivers to reduce any risks which have been identified.

The key to maximising any training programme is continued review and intervention. Making sure that polices remain fit for purpose, high risk drivers are identified and effectively managed as an ongoing process. I can assist you to manage your on road risk by mentoring your managers and helping to empower them with the skills they need to be effective at managing road risk.

Alternatively, you may already have in place effective policies to manage risk overseen by highly skilled managers but you require a trainer to deliver your on road driver training. Whether you want on road training designed to raise the personal awareness of your drivers and help them to manage their behavioural risk factors or you want a traditional skills based on road training session I can deliver. I also offer bespoke training to meet your needs.

I provide a level of service larger companies will struggle to meet. For example, you will have direct access to me to answer your questions and to book your courses saving you time and effort. Post training,  you will continue to have access to me as a single point of contact for any follow up questions, support or guidance.  

How many organisations consider the specific needs of their disabled drivers? How many organisations know what help is available to support drivers who may have additional needs.

How disability friendly are your policies and procedures? Have you ever considered how tasks which take you a given time to complete may take a disabled person longer? What about pain and fatigue management and how these affect the driving task?

Disability should not limit the productivity of your employees. Whilst responsible employers already make reasonable adjustments have you ever considered what adjustments you can make to support all of your staff who have to drive as part of their work above and beyond providing a company car?

How can I help you to support your staff who drive as part of their work?

“Hindsight is a wonderful thing because we can learn from our mistakes. However, it means that things have already gone wrong. Foresight and prevention are better”.
— Alistair Stuart B.Combined Studies (Hons), LLB (Hons) Director Celtic Driver Training

Understanding organisational behaviour is also important. What motivates your company? What safety culture do you think you have? What safety culture do you actually have? What we think, how we manage and promote safety are also products of our beliefs, attitudes, experiences and self-image. How effectively are you managing your organisational behaviour? Are policies and procedures clear, concise and effectively communicated to all staff? Do you recognise and reward safe driving practice? Are you proactive or reactive? Consistent or hit and miss? What opportunities do you have for improvement?

Are you ready to make a training and organisational investment?

Why invest in Celtic Driver Training?

  • Improved MPG when your drivers implement the techniques I will teach them saving you money.

  • Advanced driving techniques which will help to develop your driver's skills, vehicle sympathy and reduce their risk.

  • Introduction to the concept of risk within the context of driving. How to recognise and manage this risk.

  • Increased understanding of how ‘being human’ influences our driving behaviour. For example, how we are feel about risk taking.

  • Introduction to coping strategies to help your drivers. For example, dealing with on road stress and anxiety.

  • Transferable skills for your drivers to pass onto colleagues, family and friends.

  • On line risk profiling, licence check, aptitude tests and e learning modules provided by Roadmarque.

  • Selection of on road driving courses.

  • Work shops and presentations to help you manage your organisational road risk.

  • Bespoke courses designed for you.

  • You benefit from one point of contact to arrange driver training.

  • One point of contact for advice and guidance.

ALL TRAINING IS SUBJECT TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Click here for further information.

How can I help you to manage your road risk? Contact Alistair Stuart on 07813 824125 for more information or submit the form below.

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