Safe Driving: Backing Up

Backing up is risky business! In organizations with vehicle fleets, almost half
of all reportable vehicle incidents are a result of backing. These incidents
take a human and economic toll often resulting in property damage and in some
cases, injuries or death.

It is important to understand why these types of crashes happen so you can take
effective action to reduce or eliminate backing incidents.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released an
e-course, Safe Driving: Backing Up, designed to help you reduce the chances of
becoming involved in an incident while backing up a vehicle. You will learn the
seven fundamentals of safe backing, including how to avoid the need to back up,
looking back, circle check, how to back up slowly, using a guide, avoiding
distractions, and practice. Developed in collaboration with Thinking Driver,
the course includes videos to provide an interactive e-learning solution. There
are quizzes to help measure and encourage learning.

Further Information - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety