Excel approaches training using Behavior-Based Safety methods. Studies indicate most vehicle incidents occur as a result of driver attitude and complacency. As a consequence of today’s society, drivers ignore fatigue, multi-task in their vehicle, become distracted, and drive at speeds in excess of safe limits for road conditions. Over 7 different studies performed by the National Safety Council with a sample size of 2,444 subjects, showed a 59.8% reduction in incidents when trained with a true Behavior Based Program.
Our SIPDE Method
We incorporate our SIPDE method to all of our Learning Programs, Modules, and Simulation Scenarios. When SIPDE (Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute) is understood, Drivers are able to make the correct decision in any scenario. We guarantee that when using the SIPDE method, will eliminate accidents in the workplace, and reduce the number of incidents for the entirety of any driver’s professional career.
Scanning / Searching
Actively scanning and searching is the basic precept of hazard perception. As speed increases, eyesight becomes narrowed and peripheral cueing blurs hazards that negatively impact your perception. Scanning using head movement increases your periphery and reduces fatigue.
By recognizing conditions and events taking place in your immediate environment, you are able to make predictions based on the identification process. These hazards or potential threats 1 must be identified, and while most are deemed uneventful as they unfold, you ‘ must identify the hazard.
We can make predictions as the environment unfolds based on identification through scanning. The path of other vehicles, actions of other drivers and surrounding speed I space management enable you to make critical decisions through your continual evaluation.
Weighing the factors of the first three processes allows a driver to choose when, where, and how to communicate or adjust one’s position to avoid a conflict. If you are unable to decide on a corrective action using a simple skillset, you are more likely to have missed one or more of the first three steps.
By executing a task, you are adjusting or maneuvering to maintain a defensive position in order to mitigate a potential hazard or immediate threat. If you must use evasive maneuvering, you have not followed the first three goals of SIPDE. Executing a skill when done correctly is always a simple skill-set.
- Customers must provide or have access to detailed information on accidents and mishaps. If afforded the opportunity, Excel works with our customers by reviewing the data. Post analysis, Excel can address root driving behaviors and develop programs that place heavy emphasis on these key behaviors.
- Training must focus on these key behaviors and track measurable results.
- Management must support training operations and work with Excel to make fundamental changes when referencing driver safety.
“It is our belief that “accidents” are usually not accidents; they are incidents, in which mistakes were made leading to the root cause of a collision.”
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