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Learning how to navigate the hazards on the road can make traveling a safer experience.  Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of unintentional workplace deaths in the U.S. and most crashes are preventable.  Employees can benefit from a driver safety course whether driving is the main function of their job or they commute to work.  Protect yourself and your employees from costly motor-vehicle accidents with a defensive driving course.  Check out our event schedule or let us send one of our certified trainers to present the class at your work site!  Colorado Safety Association offers the following National Safety Council programs:

Defensive Driving 4-Hour

This four-hour interactive instructor-led course will motivate participants to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. It will give them key understanding, skills and techniques to avoid collisions and reduce future violations. Participants will learn:

  • The stages, causes and prevention of collisions

  • How to reduce collision risk with defensive driving strategies

  • How driving distractions such as talking and texting affect driving ability

  • The definition of impairment and its related dangers

  • The impact of physical, weather, road and traffic conditions How to identify and minimize aggressive driving activities

  • The four fatal driving behaviors

         For schedule and registration visit the Calendar of Events. 

Defensive Driving 6-Hour *

This course is highly interactive with the goal of providing drivers with practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and violations. With a defensive driving self-assessment risk survey and vital content on distracted driving and other leading safety issues, this course helps drivers choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors. Participants will learn:

  • Practical knowledge and techniques to recognize potential hazards and avoid collisions and violations

  • Why choosing safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors and habits makes personal and financial sense

  • How to get employees to view safety on a personal level

  • How factors one can control affect driving such as drugs and alcohol to physical and emotional conditions

  • The importance of vehicle safety inspections, covering car anatomy, and maintenance musts

  • The principles of vehicle dynamics and how vehicle positioning contributes to crashes

  • How the right attitude can prevent collisions and poor decision making

  • How to drive defensively in unpredictable conditions

    *The DDC 6 Hour course is approved by the Denver County Court as a Level 1 course.


Coaching the Van Driver

Many organizations mistakenly assume that van driving is no different than driving a personal car, and they expect their employees (or volunteers) to assume van-driving responsibilities without any training. The fact is that most commercial vans are very different than passenger cars. They are bigger, heavier, have larger blind spots, and require longer following and stopping distances. Training drivers to compensate for these differences can help keep them on the road and on the job.  Course covers: 

  • Van characteristics and inspection
  • Scanning, cushion of safety and communicating
  • Reading traffic situations
  • Special considerations
  • Transporting cargo segment
  • Transporting passengers segment
  • Collision reporting procedures
  • Situation analyses and discussion questions    
    For schedule and registration visit the Calendar of Events. 


Driving Hazards and Customized Training

CSA offers sessions on a variety of hazardous issues facing your drivers. Keep your drivers safe on the road with customized training at your facility.

  • Distracted Driving
  • Road Rage
  • Winter Driving 

Let us know how we can help your company!

To request a quote for training at your company, complete the form below.

 




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