More than a quarter of all road traffic collisions involve people driving for work. With that in mind, TRL has designed a training course to equip Health and Safety, Fleet and Operations Managers responsible for fleet management with the required skills and knowledge to address issues arising from incidents, involving company vehicles and staff.
Traffic collisions that involve company cars or freight vehicles can cost companies a significant amount of money on repairing vehicles, increased insurance premiums, court defence costs and the injuries to the driver.
Determining the factors that contribute to any traffic collision is a complex process which can only be undertaken effectively using physical evidence from the accident scene and vehicles involved.
It is important for organisations to have the knowledge and resources in-house to assess the contributory factors surrounding traffic collisions in order to make recommendations to prevent these accidents in the future.
What does the course involve?
The two-day course is delivered by TRL’s team of highly experienced road accident investigators and can be held at a location of your choice or at TRL’s Head Office in Wokingham. The traffic accident investigation training includes:
- An overview of the human, vehicle and environmental influences that could cause or contribute to traffic collisions
- How to capture physical evidence and what to look for, including health and safety considerations when investigating an accident scene
- Techniques for vehicle examination, photographing evidence and measuring collision scenes
- Interviewing eye witnesses and first responders and how to differentiate them
- The use of in-vehicle technology and CCTV analysis
- An introduction to reconstruction methods
- Road accident report writing
- Equipment required for collision investigation
Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
- Obtain collision investigation CPD accredited hours for professional development records
- Investigate accidents and capture potentially critical short-lived evidence to analyse the collision scene
- Effectively interview and take detailed statements from those involved in the collision, eye witnesses and first responders
- Report on why a collision occurred and what can be done to prevent it from happening again
- Advise the company’s legal position and corrective actions to take
- Make recommendations for company reviews of vehicle safety policies and investment
- Support staff training and the company’s disciplinary process
Unsure who should attend the course, have multiple sites that require training or would like to expand the course? The collision investigation training is completely flexible, so why not get in touch to discuss your company’s requirements and together we can tailor the training course to your needs? Call us on 01344 770892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org