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Eco-Business Driving is a free service available to any private and public sector organisations located in the Barnsley or Doncaster Council areas.  The scheme aims to reduce the environmental impact vehicle use has by helping organisations to: reduce fuel use, reduce maintenance costs and improve the level of compliance with health and safety legislation.

The scheme provides an online e-learning module for drivers of cars, light goods and gray fleet vehicles, an online driving policy review and an online fleet management tool.   

A similar eco-driving scheme delivered in the South Yorkshire area by ourselves found that driver fuel use was reduced by an average of 12%.  

 

 

For you

You will have invested a lot into your company vehicles but are you really seeing all the potential savings from your modern vehicle engines? 

Modern vehicles are cleaner and much more fuel-efficient than ever before, as engines and transmissions have developed significantly over the last few years.  However, most people simply do not maximise the potential benefits these new vehicles offer.  To get anywhere near these benefits it's essential that your drivers need to adopt an Eco-safe driving style. 

What about health and Safety?

You will already be aware that health and safety applies just as much to driving as to any other form of work activity.  This is a little more complex than it sounds, for example, do you have a system in place for checking licences?  How often do your drivers have their eyesight checked?

What about people driving their own cars for company business?  If they use their own car you are responsible for ensuring their compliance.  Do you have a system in place to check their licence, MOT and Insurance?   This scheme offers you access to a free system to do just this, thus improving your compliance in this area.  

The environment

As a responsible organisation, you will want to do all you can to reduce your organisations impact on the environment.  Vehicle use has a major impact on both air quality and global warming.  Air quality has increasingly been seen as a major issue and has been linked to a wide range of illnesses.  An improved driving style can significantly impact on this by reducing the harmful emissions produced by the engine, tyres and brakes. 

Watch the video below to see how the scheme benefited a company who participated previously.

  
   

 

 

 

 

The Scheme

This scheme is free to companies and organisations that are based in the Barnsley and Doncaster boroughs.

Companies enrolling on the scheme will have free access to:

  • An online Eco-driving training module
  • An online fleet management system
  • A driving policy review

What does the training consist of?

A 60 minute online e-learning module which aims to help drivers to understand how vehicle use impacts on air quality and how poor air quality affects themselves and others, and also to give drivers the knowledge and skills to be able to adapt their driving style along with better use of vehicle technology to affect a positive change on air quality.

This is done by helping drivers to recognise the benefits of eco-driving for themselves and others by reducing their:

  • Motoring costs
  • Stress levels
  • Carbon footprint while improving air quality for all 

The e-learning module will also assist the driver to develop eco-driving techniques that will improve air quality by looking at:

  • Planning
  • Removing or reducing the load on the engine
  • Safe speeds and gears
  • Safety Margins

The module is designed to be highly interactive and uses video clips to enhance the learning experience for the driver.

This video gives a short insight into why this training is important.

If you would like your company / organisation to participate in the scheme, joining is easy. Simply click on the "Join Now" button below, fill in the form and click submit.

You will receive a confirmation email and will be authorised to use the scheme within 24hrs of submission.

 

Contact

If you would like to enrol on the scheme or would like more information, please give us a call on 0114 3600484 or complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Help

The short video below explains how to access the Learning Management System (LMS) for the Eco-Business driving training.

It shows you how to add drivers to the system so that they can access the eLearning module and how to view the list of drivers that have been added.

If you have any questions about the LMS contact us using the contact page above.