RED Driver Risk Management has been appointed to provide driver training and licence checking for the 1,000-plus support drivers at the Commonwealth Games
26 May, 2022
RED Driver Risk Management has won a contract to support the implementation of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.
The driver training specialist will provide licence checking and driver profiling services for around 1,000 volunteers who will be providing a range of driving duties at the event, running from July 28 to August 8. A further 350 Games employees will also be included in the checks.
Further to this, RED Driver Risk Management will provide bespoke fleet manager training to the Games’ organisers, covering duty of care and other legal responsibilities.
RED Driver Risk Management’s CEO, Seb Goldin, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support the Commonwealth Games. By ensuring all of the volunteers involved are checked and trained, we can ensure that the Games are not only a hugely successful event, but also a safe one.
“The vast majority of drivers involved are volunteers, so it’s essential we check that they are legally allowed to drive, as well as being competent and safe behind the wheel as they fulfil duties such as transporting athletes and VIPs.”
In the run-up to the event, RED’s team of specialist trainers will be at the Games’ Vehicle and Driver Hub located at Aston University in Birmingham. There they will deliver classroom training on subjects such as mobile phone use, safety and security, what to do in the event of an incident, and damage process. This will be followed by vehicle familiarisation courses, including specialist modules for electric vehicles.
Those drivers who are identified as needing further training will then receive one-to-one in-vehicle assessments by a team of 17 RED trainers.
RED’s involvement helps support the social values charter of the Commonwealth Games, not only by ensuring the drivers are safe and efficient, but also by supporting the local economy in the Midlands, where the majority of RED’s trainers live and work – including at RED Driver Risk Management’s Donington Park headquarters.
Andy Mitchell, Commercial Director
About RED DRM
RED Driver Risk Management is part of the Driving Success Group which also includes one of the UK’s largest multi-award-winning driving schools. The Driver Risk Management part of the group specialises in the delivery of tailored programmes to reduce the road risks within organisations and improve the safety and efficiency of work-related driving, and has more than 35 years’ experience in service delivery for a wide range of clients including SMEs, not-for-profit and large multi-national organisations. The business is a fully accredited DVSA (Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency) Fleet Training provider, and by training its own trainers, coaches and instructors for corporate and fleet training work, ensures that high standards of quality are applied consistently throughout the UK. RED DRM is accredited to ISO standards: 9001, 27001,14001 and 18001 and has won many business awards for its dedication to customer service. Operating from a specialist training
facility at Donington Park race circuit gives clients access to a range of classroom, workshop and off-road driving settings.