3. Standards Check & Risk Management
In this third of a series of articles that takes a look at the new Standards Check I shall be exploring how to address the second competency of Risk Management. Within this competency there are five competency indicators:
Let’s take a look at each competency indicator in turn:
In both of these examples, the risk is shared to ensure that the pupil has the best possible chance of achieving the agreed goal.
‘Right, turn left here’ is a confusing direction where the trainer should have clearly stated, ‘At the end of the road turn left’ so as to avoid the pupil turning right into someone’s driveway. Similarly, the timing of instructions and directions can be very distracting especially if the trainer barks them out late. This can actually increase the risk of being involved in a crash simply because the pupil becomes distracted and confused and may make mistakes.
Nevertheless, if you need to intervene to keep the car safe then it really doesn’t matter if there is a sensory overload …. So, in the example cited earlier where a pedestrian approaches the crossing, you must now assess whether you will need to step in and take control in some way. There are four possible options to choose from:
My next two articles will concentrate on the final competency: Teaching and Learning Strategies.