Almost half (45%) of drivers have lost concentration while performing tasks such as adjusting the stereo, heating or satellite navigation system.

SAFED For Van Drivers

SAFED Van Drivers Course

What is SAFED?

SAFED is a complementary driver development course, consisting of assessment and training. It intends to improve the safe and fuel efficient driving skills of LCV drivers. It therefore should complement a much broader programme of commercial vehicle fleet efficiency management.

Why get SAFED trained?

If you are a fleet operator there are a number of benefits to SAFED style training. Latest figures show a fuel saving between 16 20%.

For fleet operators these include:

  • Reduced accidents by the fleet with associated reduced costs.
  • Reduced fuel costs through more efficient driving style.
  • Motivated drivers who have received high quality training.
  • Introduction to improved fuel management practises to help improve the management of the fleet.
  • Reduced maintenance requirement through improved vehicle sympathy.

For drivers these benefits include:

  • Less stressful driving techniques
  • More fuel efficient driving.
  • Less chance of accidents.
  • No impact on journey time.
  • The techniques taught adopted for use in your private car, hence personal financial benefits.

Drivers trained on a 2:1 ratio on a full day course, or 1:1 on a half day course.