RED Driving School calls on instructors to support COVID-19 delivery demand
Many of the 1,500 RED driving school instructors are taking to the roads to help meet the increased demand for delivery drivers caused by COVID-19.
Following the enforcement of social distancing measures across the UK, RED asked all instructors to cancel driving lessons. As a result of this, instructors would have no income although franchise fees normally paid by the instructors were suspended by the company. Unfortunately, although some support is being offered by the government for the self-employed, some instructors fall outside the scope of the chancellor’s financial plans and need to find alternative temporary work. Additionally, many RED instructors want to get involved in the effort to support people during this time of crisis.
As the largest driving school in the UK, RED is reaching out to employers seeking temporary paid-for driving and delivery jobs to support their instructors. Now more than ever, businesses are relying on online retail to stay afloat. The assistance of these RED drivers could help to meet the resulting increased delivery demand. RED’s safe and experienced drivers are DBS checked at the highest level and trained in customer service.
Although many businesses will be rushing to recruit new drivers, now is not the time to cut corners. Customer service teams are under more pressure than ever, but that is no excuse for employers to neglect their duty of care. All RED drivers are highly qualified, and the company also offers comprehensive fleet driver training via their e-learning platform. This online risk assessment and e-learning tools will fast-track drivers safely onto the road.
Ian McIntosh, CEO of RED Driving School, commented: “In these unprecedented times, businesses need to be doing everything they can to support the health and wellbeing of their employees.
“The benefit of using our instructors for driving roles is two-fold – it provides them with an income during this time of economic uncertainty and helps bring vital services to vulnerable people who are self-isolating.
“All RED driving instructors are safe, experienced and efficient. RED can also offer a comprehensive fleet e-learning platform which allows drivers to complete the necessary training from their own homes and is a massive support to companies looking to speed up their onboarding process.”
RED driving school is proud to be able to recommend its instructors for driving roles and offer fast and efficient training and safety assessments to businesses hiring temporary drivers at this time. Get in touch today with RED’s Commercial Director Andy Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how RED can support your business during these difficult times.