Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, February 8th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
During 2015, MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, in conjunction with the Learning Section of Bapco’s HR Department, has trained 200 people in defensive driving techniques, through MiX Telematics’s e-Learning program. The final 20 trained in December were from Bapco’s Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Committee – the group responsible for initiating the implementation of the program to reduce the number of accidents at Bapco.
The EHS Committee sessions were run by Bapco’s Senior Management Development Specialist, Neil Porter, in the new learning suites at Bapco’s Learning and Development Centre. Summarising the course, Porter said, “Participants began by completing MiX Telematics’s 30-minute interactive session that put them behind the virtual wheel of a vehicle and captured the dynamics of driving in the Middle East.”
Commenting, Bapco’s Deputy Chief Executive (Refining & Marketing) & Chairman of the EHS Committee Mr Ebrahim Talib, said, “Bapco is delighted with the training experience offered by MiX Telematics. The interactive methods have resulted in a highly useful course for participants." The course consisted of 20 real-life driving scenarios and 28 theory-based multiple-choice questions, and after the successful completion of the Hazard Perception Program, participants progressed to complete additional targeted training modules, each of which is quick and easy to follow. “The program was of high value to our employees and I am glad that they could benefit from it,” concluded Mr Talib.
“It’s great that our combined efforts have translated into increased road safety. We look forward to continuing our training efforts in order to aid Bapco in minimising their accident rate,” said Brodie Von Berg, Sales and Marketing Director at MiX Telematics (Middle East).
Bapco has purchased a licence to use MiX Telematics’s e-Learning system for the next three years. A critical facet of the program is that each of the 200 participants will have to complete another Hazard Perception Program, and associated training modules, on an annual basis.
“The safety solution for Bapco is structured in a way that ensures skills are reinforced regularly, changing driver behaviour for the long-term. Participants will also be able to undertake future e-Learning sessions from their desk,” concluded Von Berg.
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MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as SaaS to customers in over 120 countries. The company’s products and services provide enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers with solutions for efficiency, safety, compliance and security. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Australia and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX Telematics shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: MIX) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MIXT). For more information, visit www.mixtelematics.ae.
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