Carmada Driver Instruction
(Version 4.1.4 20230327 from 27.03.2023 – Moodle 4.1.4)
The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) stipulates in regulation 70 (formerly BGV D 29), among other things, the obligation to instruct. The regulation has the character of law. This e-learning serves as an electronic tool for instruction in accordance with §12 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and §4 of DGUV Regulation 1. It covers the basics of annual instruction for company car drivers. The training lasts about 80 minutes, followed by a final test of about 15 minutes. The topics are deepened in an oral instruction and recorded digitally in the final form.
The e-learning programme is intended as an electronic aid to instruction and provides basic information on the topics covered in the programme. In the case of instruction in accordance with §12 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and §4 of DGUV Regulation 1, oral instruction must be given in addition to this programme on the specific, workplace-related hazards and on the company-specific protective and emergency measures.
A company of the freenet Group
Contact: [email protected]
Hamburg Local Court, HRB 105353
VAT ID number: DE259806763
Management: Daniel Frei, Lutz Harder
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Learning modules: approx. 80 minutes
Divided into eight modules as follows:
- Vehicle check (10 min.)
- Load securing (3 min.)
- Safe driving in road traffic (8 min.)
- Safe on the road despite obstructions (10 min.)
- Distractions in road traffic (5 min.)
- Dealing with stress – relaxed driving (8 min.)
- Accident – how to behave correctly (3 min.)
- Special features of electric vehicles (15 min.)
Test: approx. 15 min.
2. Programme description
The e-learning includes the following three steps:
Step 1 – Learning modules: The training consists of a total of eight modules, which must be completed in full. As soon as a module is completed, a green tick appears in the overview.
Step 2 – Final test: Once all learning modules have been completed, the final test is activated. If 80% of all questions in the test have been answered correctly, the test is considered passed. Out of 100 questions, 20 are randomly selected for the test. You have a total of three attempts to pass the test.
Step 3 – Completion form: After successfully completing the test, you will be asked to complete the briefing interview, in person or by phone, with your supervisor. If available, you can enter relevant topics directly into the form before submitting it. The purpose of the final form is to ensure that all topics in the online course correspond to the usual hazardous situation of your job and that no questions remain unanswered. The driver instruction course is not complete until the completion form has been sent.
3. Target group
- All vehicle users without special transport tasks who use a company vehicle for business trips must complete the driver instruction course annually and when a vehicle is handed over.
- Fleet managers who have to carry out driver instruction.
Prior technical and personal knowledge is only required to complete the learning programme to the extent that it can be assumed in any case for professional practice as a company car driver.
4. Aim of the programme
The Carmada driver instruction programme, together with the supplementary oral training, covers the annually repeated training completely digitally. Relevant, activity-related topics in the area of occupational safety for company car drivers are taught and subsequently reviewed.
Among other things, basic information is provided on the following topics:
- Vehicle check (lighting, tyres, brakes, external damage…)
- Safety equipment (first-aid kit, warning triangle, warning waistcoat)
- Correct use of load securing aids
- Securing the load correctly
- Effect of speed
- Reaction time and impact force
- Speed limits
- Distance rules
- Rules of the road traffic regulations
- Composition of stopping distance
- Effects of different weather conditions
- Dangers in fog, snow, rain, icy conditions, twilight
- Correct behaviour in the event of a deer accident/ deer crossing
- Types of distraction in road traffic (visual, mental, motor)
- Countermeasures for stress (personal, organisational, situational)
- Causes and consequences of stress
- The correct seat position
- Correct behaviour in the event of an accident
- The 5 W’s in an emergency call
- Procedure in case of minor damage
- Procedure in the event of personal injury
- Procedure in the event of damage to property
A summary of all modules can be downloaded here as a PDF.
5. Possible applications and operational framework conditions
The online tool is suitable for individual and flexible self-learning as well as for teaching groups. It can be used before, after and during oral instruction. Adapted to the experience of company car drivers, it can also serve as a reference work due to its modularity.
In the case of individual self-learning, the company must ensure that employees have access to a suitable PC and that the drivers can work through the learning programme undisturbed. In this context, a targeted time and location-independent absorption of information is supported by the fact that the module currently being worked on can be interrupted and continued later at the same point.
6. Use before oral instruction
In a supplementary oral instruction, the trainee has the opportunity to discuss concrete, operational and work-specific contents with the supervisor. Working through the learning programme may give rise to questions among the employees that can be answered during the oral instruction. These topics can be recorded on an employee-specific basis in the final form.
7. Support / technical support
Participants can receive content-related and technical support from the person responsible for the training via a contact form.
8. Barrier-free learning
A fully accessible design was not chosen because the target group of company car drivers is not expected to have impairments that would make barrier-free learning necessary. The learning programme is nevertheless designed for barrier-free learning to a limited extent: e.g. audio voice text for users with impaired vision. In addition, there is the possibility to activate the following functions via a slider in the settings:
- zoom to fit
- accessible text
- shortcut keys
It is also possible to carry out the driver instruction in English.
9. Update service
An annual update service is provided for the learning programme, which incorporates content and technical innovations. This is documented by a corresponding version number.
1. Minimum equipment
A PC with Internet access. The installed operating system has no influence on the execution of the programme. The programme runs on the following Internet browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer from Version 11
- Mozilla Firefox from Version 77
- Goolge Chrome from Version 82
- Apple Safari from Version 13
- Microsoft Edge Chromium from Version 83
2. Recommended equipment
The installation of the Flashplayer is recommended for a better display quality. If no Flashplayer is installed, the programme will also run correctly. The use of headphones or loudspeakers is recommended for sound output. If the use is not possible, subtitles can be displayed. For the best possible display, a screen with a size of 19 inches and a resolution of 1280 x 1024 is recommended.
3. Transport route to the server and server security
The server used is secured by a firewall, unused ports are closed. Like Moodle, the server system and environment are constantly updated.
4. Technical Support
E-Mail: [email protected]
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