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Oil & Gas Driver Improvement & Safety Courses

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Driver Training for the Energy Sector

Course Overview

This program is specially designed to meet the needs of Energy Sector drivers. This 1-Day course is particularly well suited to meet the needs of companies and drivers who desire more in-depth training and hands-on experience. Students learn the latest in Defensive Driving theory as well as participate in practical, hands-on, in-vehicle training that reinforces good driving habits and skills. Students are given professional driver assessments using the FSI 63 Point Driver Assessment as well as 1-on-1 driving time in FSI’s specially designed Skid Vehicles.

Classroom training is a combination of Instructor-led discussion and scenario-based training. A variety of multimedia resources are used to enhance the program and increase retention. All topics are research-based and modular in nature. Programs can be customized to suit the client’s needs.


7.0 hours: 3.0 hours in classroom, and 4.0 hours in vehicle.1.5 hours for lunch

Classroom: 3 Hours

  • SAFER© System of Defensive Driving
  • Adverse Road Conditions (gravel, lease roads, snow and ice . . .)
  • Driving Habits, Attitudes, Behaviors
  • Hazard Identification
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Ditch Entry and Recovery
  • Emergency Braking (ABS)
  • Fatigue Management
  • Journey Management
  • Deer and Animal Collisions
  • 4 X 4 Driving – Hints and Tips
  • Understanding 4 X 4s
  • Driving Techniques

In-vehicle Driving: 4 Hours

  • Pre and Post Trip Inspections
  • General Driving Evaluation
  • Commentary Driving (Hazard Identification)
  • Gravel Road Skill Building
  • Braking
  • Turning
  • Brake and Avoid
  • Ditch Entry and Recovery
  • Skid Control
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Rear Crash Avoidance
  • Emergency Braking (Progressive squeeze and Anti-lock)
  • Brake and Avoid
  • High-Speed Collision Avoidance
  • Slalom Driving

Note Regarding Driver Assessment Vehicles:

Usually supplied by Student (Company Vehicle): Students normally use the vehicle they drive for work. This helps makes the training even more relevant. The Skid portion of the course is done in our Skid vehicle.