Thinking back

January 10, 2013
Thinking back
Backing, parking and slow speed manoeuvring incidents account for over 40 per cent of reportable vehicle incidents in most operations. Thinking Driver’s Safe Backing on-site driver safety training targets this situation by teaching drivers how to reduce backing incidents. Safe Backing is a practical program and is conducted in small groups in a closed training area, the company said. This is a competency-based course and varies in duration to a maximum of four hours. The course provides theory and practical learning focused on the reduction of backing incidents by developing strategies to reduce backing and build requisite skills to back safely when required, Thinking Driver said. With the program, employees will learn safe backing in a variety of situations: backing to sight side and blind side in a non-articulated vehicle; backing using a guide; backing using mirrors; backing through turns and close quarters; and, close quarters manoeuvring in forward direction. Backing programs for trailers, heavy trucks and articulated vehicles are also available.
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