This Free Online Course Improves Driver Safety During the Pandemic

September 1, 2020

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Written by Darlene Spriel
September 1, 2020 / 3 minute read
Blog Topic: Reduce My Risk

For fleet managers, driver safety is always top of mind. But now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, it’s never been more important.

As a response, our partners at eDriving are offering a free new online driver training course. This training will help support companies and drivers during COVID-19.

In today’s blog, we’ll give you a look at what the course includes, and how you can access it.

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Protect Drivers With eDriving’s New COVID-19 Safety Course 

eDriving has provided driver safety training to our clients for several years. They recently evolved their offering to address the needs of companies during the pandemic.

Their new course, eDriving COVID-19: Defensive Driving Tips and Best Practices, will help companies reduce the risk of infection and prevent costs associated with driver downtime. And it helps drivers to align with the safety requirements of your company during this time.

Here are some key benefits of this new training course:

  • Drivers access training modules through an online portal, which aligns with physical distancing guidelines.
  • The course is available in both French and English.
  • Drivers can implement what they learn right away to best protect themselves from infection.

(Related post: Discover a simple upfit that can help protect drivers from COVID-19 in this blog.)

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What the COVID-19 driver safety training course covers

This new online course includes 10 modules, which cover:

  • What to do if you feel unwell
  • What to know about Personal Protective Equipment
  • Guidelines on personal hygiene, disinfecting vehicles, and preventing contamination
  • Guidelines on taking rest breaks
  • Information on off-limit or locked-down locations
  • How to handle person-to-person contact
  • How to handle carrying colleagues or passengers in your vehicle
  • How to stay calm during times of increased stress
  • How to avoid distractions behind the wheel
  • Guidelines for maintaining personal well-being

The course is quick to go through, and drivers complete a knowledge-check quiz afterwards. The training page also has links to the most up to date information from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

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(Read more: Learn our tips for spec’ing fleet vehicles during the pandemic in this article.)

Other driver training offerings to reduce your risk

In addition to the COVID-19 driver training course, we also offer other modules from eDriving—from full assessments all the way to remedial training. 

These modules provide instant feedback on drivers’ strengths and weaknesses. And they can point to more lessons based on areas that need improvement.

Investing in driver safety training will reduce the chance of drivers being involved in accidents—and the possibility of financial risk to your company.

How to sign up and get started 

To sign up for this free COVID-19 driver training course, talk to your Foss National Leasing representative, or contact us here. And if you have any questions about this or any other safety course from eDriving, don't hesitate to reach out to us! 

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