All staff who drive vehicles owned or leased to the council as part of their job must complete a driving assessment.
Driving while at work is recognised as a work-related activity that can pose significant risks of injury, or even fatalities, if not properly managed. The council endeavours to ensure that all employees who drive as a part of their duties do so in a competent, legally compliant and considerate manner, to minimise any potential for injury, loss or damage.
How long do the assessments take? Around one hour.
Who undertakes the assessment? The Blue Lamp Trust, a not for profit organisation established to promote and enhance community safety in Hampshire. They operate a Driver Education and Training facility to reduce the death and injuries on our roads. You can find more detail about the organisation here: https://www.bluelamptrust.org.uk/
Where are the assessments completed? Staff will meet with the assessor in the underground car park of the Civic Offices. The drive will last approximately 40 minutes and include a variety of road types.
How do I book an assessment? Contact the Fleet Management Team at email@example.com or phone 023 9284 1535.
How often do I need to be assessed? Staff need to sit the assessment before they begin to drive council-owned or leased vehicles. If a member of staff has two 'at fault' accidents in any two year period, they will have to retake their driving assessment.
What happens at the end of an assessment? At the end of the assessment, staff will be informed of the outcome and debriefed on the drive. If successful, a certificate will be issued and managers will be advised.
What happens if I fail an assessment? Staff will be issued with a fault report and will be required to re-sit the assessment. Managers will be advised.
Where can I find out more information about them? Contact the Fleet Management Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 9284 1535.