In the wake of COVID-19, businesses of all sectors have found a need to bring goods and services directly to their customers. Most employers desire to create a safe work environment for both their employees and customers and now face the new challenge of educating their team members on best safety practices while delivering goods during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Instructional Technologies, Inc. (ITI).
With 25 years of providing training solutions to the heavy-duty trucking industry, ITI announced free, online training for delivery drivers on COVID-19 safety practices. COVID-19: What Delivery Drivers Need To Know is now available to businesses that are using employees to drive light- and medium-duty vans and trucks, or even use personal vehicles, to transport products.
ITI’s COVID safety course for delivery vehicle drivers is part of its newly introduced ClearDrive online training program for delivery, vocational, and mobile sales and service fleet operations. The defensive driving courses are focused on the unique hazards and distractions associated with driving in operations where drivers are in and out of their vehicles frequently and have to navigate urban traffic hazards on busy roads over variable routes.
“Many times each day, delivery drivers are making critical deliveries of supplies to homes and essential businesses,” said Thom Schoenborn, VP marketing at ITI. “Our new COVID safety course for delivery drivers helps them understand how the pandemic could affect their work and safety, and provides steps to keep themselves and others safe while they remain on the front lines delivering goods. We felt it important to offer our course free of charge to help keep delivery drivers, consumers and communities safe.”
COVID 19: What Delivery Drivers Need To Know contains the most up-to-date information from the CDC and other reliable sources on the symptoms of COVID-19, on preventing the spread of the virus, and what to do if you get sick. It also addresses driver-specific concerns, including how to sanitize high-touch areas in vehicles such as steering wheels and door handles, steps to manage stress in challenging times, no-touch delivery requirements for residences and businesses, masks, sanitation, and social distancing.
Each video section of COVID-19: What Delivery Drivers Need to Know, available to the public for free, is two minutes in length and the entire course takes about ten minutes to complete. The full course is available to ITI clients through the company’s Sentix Pro learning management system (LMS).