Welcome to Graham Mason Driver Training

Based in Cardiff South Wales we offer a range of training packages to suit individual requirements throughout the UK to local authorities, schools, colleges and private companies operating fleets of cars or commercial vehicles.

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Graham Mason Driver Training

Graham Mason is a Defensive Driving Consultant based in Cardiff South Wales. He is a Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor, DSA Registered Fleet Trainer, holds a Cert Ed in adult teaching, Diamond Advanced, Institute of Advanced Motorist, ROSPA Advanced driver qualifications. 

"Driving is a skill that can last for a lifetime" but like everything in life you need to work on your skill to keep it at its best. Hopefully you can enjoy the experience of learning and then develop your style further as you drive". We are able to offer a complete range of driver training to suit all levels of client, the driver who wishes to build on their existing skill and maybe take an advanced driver test or someone who would like to add an extra skill to their portfolio. Companies wishing to improve on their fuel consumption and insurance bills while making life on the road safer and more enjoyable for their employees can also be accommodated with tailor made packages for all circumstances".

Newly Qualified Drivers can build on their success with a Pass Plus course where the knowledge you already have will be challenged enabling you to experience a different way of looking at driving as well as reducing your insurance premiums. Existing drivers often ask us to help them with motorway driving or just some simple refresher driving to update their knowledge.  Help with the Advanced Test can be arranged for qualified drivers who wish to build on their skills. One or two hour training sessions can be arranged to fit in with your existing schedules. Check out our courses page for more information on these and many other course options.

Driver Development and Fleet Operator packages can be built to suit individual requirements, from sole traders to companies with a large workforce. We are able to offer training and advice that will assist in reducing fuel consumption, increasing tyre life, reducing insurance premiums and most of all making your drivers more refreshed and able to offer a better and more productive contribution to your company. The Government has passed legislation that affects the approach you as a company have towards the Health and Safety of your passengers. The “Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007”, now mean’s that companies whose staff are involved in serious accidents could be liable for gross negligence. For any employee who drives a motor vehicle as part of their job description, that vehicle can be defined as their place of work and therefore subject to Health and Safety legislation. As an employer of people who drive a motor vehicle on a road as part of their job function, and in connection with your company business, you are duty-bound to provide professional driver training. Even if you don’t actually supply the vehicle they use the implications are the same. These laws will also apply to your drivers if they are self employed and operating their own vehicles.

ECO Driving is becoming another area where significant savings can be made, better use of fuel, brakes and general vehicle sympathy all affect the amount each journey costs. All can usually be improved with coaching from one of our skilled trainers.

Diamond Accredited Taxi Driver Training, all our trainers have achieved accreditation from the Driving Instructors Association by attending a “Taxi Driver Training” course. This course is recognised by a growing number of local authorities as the minimum standard taxi drivers need to reach. Training is targeted specifically at the special risks and challenges that face Taxi drivers while also ensuring their normal driving skills are as sharp and up to date as possible.

Fleet Awareness and Driver Development courses are a popular area of training we offer companies employing Car, PCV and LGV drivers. Minibus driver assessment and development courses or D1 training for anyone needing to drive a minibus but who passed the car test after 1997 is also available.

Theory Sessions or Defensive Driving Seminars can be arranged for large or small groups of participants designed to challenge outlook and encourage an alternative approach to driving risk assessment and hazard management. All trainers delivering this type of training are fully qualified with a Cert Ed in Adult Education.

Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme DIA Driving Standards Agency, Apporoved Driving Instructor (Car) AiRSO, Working for Safety on the Road RoSPA Advanced Drivers AND RIDERS Think Road Saftey