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SAFED (Safe And Fuel Efficient Driving) for Van Drivers in Scotland
The original SAFED (Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving) scheme was introduced by the government via the Department of Transport in 2003. Initially launched in England and aimed at the HGV market, in 2006 it was rolled out to cover the whole of the UK for this vehicle class. In 2007 the scheme was extended to cover van drivers and in 2008, this part of the scheme was also extended to cover Scotland with some funding for training was available from the Scottish Executive. This funding was halted in April 2010 but training remains available on a commercial basis through providers like us.
What is the function of SAFED for Vans?
"SAFED for Vans Scotland" is designed to be a "driving skills development" course which involves assessment as well as training.
It's primary aims are to develop safer and more fuel efficient van drivers. The key objectives are:
Now, lets be honest here. As a business man myself I do like it when I can help the environment, but when the crunch comes my first concern is always going to be with the profitability of my own business. Here is the beautiful bit.... this scheme allows you to do BOTH. In the list above, the items in Green are enviromental benefits, whereas those items in the purple colour are the financial benefits. As you can see, all environmental benefits have at least one matching financial benefit, and vice-versa.
What are the principles the SAFED for Vans Scotland style of driving.
The key principles we will aim to teach are:
Is the SAFED course CPC compliant?
Yes, where relevant, a SAFED course counts for 7 hours training towards driver CPC. (Another winning point)
Can ANY driving instructor deliver the SAFED for Vans in Scotland training.
Well, in a nutshell.... NO. To deliver the SAFED for Vans in Scotland Training, a training provider MUST be:
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