Defensive driving training objectives & content

We train your staff in order to:
• Gain confidence to drive in Uganda especially for expatriates and spouses
• Gain a deeper understanding of perception and recognition of hazards for accident avoidance,
• Acquire coping strategies for dealing with road rage, impaired drivers
• Recognize how attitude can help prevent accidents and poor decision making
• Gain awareness of the serious consequences of fatigue, distracted driving, emotional impairments and other risk factors
• Appreciate how vehicle malfunction and poor maintenance contribute to collisions
• Acquire sensible advice for choosing safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors and habits regardless of the driving environment and actions of other drivers

Training Duration:

Our standard defensive driving training is 18-contact hours, usually done over 2-days fulltime or one week part-time. As staff are usually busy during the week, our trainers are flexible, we shall liaise with your staff and can even conduct the training over the weekend. We can provide the training upcountry if our transport and out of station charges are paid.

Training is done in groups of a maximum 25 trainees, this eases organisation of the practical sessions and facilitates useful discussions hence maximize intake. Extra trainees shall be charged at cost.

Responsibilities & Training Venue:

You can provide a suitable venue with LCD projector, flipchart and two fuelled comprehensively insured demonstration vehicles.
If the venue is provided by SA Logistics, you shall be expected to provide transport for the trainees to and from the training centre and we provide meals and tea breaks for the trainees for a fee.

SA Logistics shall provide; the trainers & expertise, visual aids and the other deliverables specified in Section3 below. Additional / Optional training in Off-The-Road 4WD Driving And Handling Of Carjacking -In addition to defensive driving, you can opt to train in; Off-the-road four wheel driving and handling of carjacking situations. This would require an extra 6 contact hours and would cost extra for the professional fees, training materials, vehicles and venues

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Q: All my Drivers have valid driving permits issued by the government. Why should they receive training in something the government has confirmed they are already competent in?
A: You have a duty of care to your employees to ensure that they are fully conversant with the basics of defensive driving beyond the level of competence required for the driving test. It is an international approach to safer driving. The operation of a vehicle is the third most dangerous working environment in the world after mining and deep-sea fishing.
Q: Why should I train?
A: A trained Driver is a safer driver and will have fewer accidents while returning improved fuel efficiency. This will save you money while contributing to a cleaner environment. Some countries now have laws for Corporate Manslaughter in relation to employees dying in vehicle accidents at work. Providing appropriate training will address the corporate liability of company directors.
Q: What is the difference between 'Defensive' and 'Advanced' Driver training?
A: Really they are the same thing and SA Logistics now uses the terms interchangeably. The dictionary definition of defensive is ‘intended for suitable protection'.
Q: What does the organization get out of it?
A: The benefits from Driver training include improving staff morale while raising the company profile with cost savings through improved fuel economy and reduced wear and tear on vehicles leading to higher residual values. Reducing the risk of your Drivers should also reduce your insurance premiums.
Q: What does the Driver get out of it?
A: Driving is a 'Life Skill'. Improving or refreshing your skills not only makes your time behind the wheel safer but also more relaxing and enjoyable.
Q: How long will it take?
A: A standard course is 18 hours i.e 2-3 days fulltime or 2 weeks part time. It is sufficient to attain a higher standard of driving.
Q: Can I justify the cost?
A: Can you afford not to train? The cost of the course is recoverable in fuel savings alone. Add to this the reduced vehicle and personnel downtime that comes from reducing accidents, reduced wear and tear and possibly reduced insurance too.
Q: How many Drivers do you train in a day?
A: We would usually recommend a trainer to trainee ratio of 1:4. This depends on the driver’s aptitude and the training route. We can send you one trainer over a period of time or several trainers in one day according to your requirements.
Q: Where do we have to go to train?
A: Our trainers come to your own premises or location of your choice. This saves your time and costs and gives your Drivers training in their normal environment. However trainees can also come to our premises.
Q: What vehicles do we use?
A: You will be trained on your own vehicle. This means your Drivers do not have to adjust to an unknown vehicles and reduces training costs.
Q: We can't spare our Drivers can you train them 'on the job'?
A: Yes, providing the job does not involve too many stops and very little driving
Q: Will I get cheaper vehicle insurance?
A: This depends on your insurer. Some companies’ do, others will review your claims records. You will need to approach them direct. We are now negotiating with a major insurer to give discounts to our trainees.
Q: How often should my Drivers be retrained
A: We would recommend a refresher course every 18-24 months to keep their skills sharp.
Q: What language is used in training
A: Our standard language of instruction is English, however our instructors can also instruct in Luganda, Swahili, Lusoga, Samia, Lou and Runyakitara

Contact Us

Address:112 Bukoto Street,Kampala
Postal:P.O Box: 2980,Kampala,Uganda
Phone: +256(0)414 535658
Mobile: +256(0)772 691845
E-mail: info@salogistics.co.ug