Working in areas of weak infrastructure throughout Africa means that clients often find more time than expected is spent on complex logistical issues rather than focusing on their core business. Venture Risk Management offers a range of logistical services to support clients operating in the region thus enabling them to focus on their business goals and reduce the amount of time spent dealing with multiple service providers.
This model of security, with back up logistical support, has proved very successful and we now provide many clients with a fully integrated range of services including: security; facilities set-up and management; well-trained drivers; medics and medical clinics and logistics resupply.
Among the greatest risk of injury or loss of life to employees while working in Africa is from vehicle accidents. The problem is so severe that the WHO has identified road accidents as a major public health risk.
Travel to, from and around remote project sites usually involves driving on roads with multiple hazards that drivers are often not experienced in dealing with. Drivers’ responses to such hazards are often too late or incorrect because they have not been prepared to respond safely to situations.
Venture Risk Management provides driver training in off-road skills and defensive driving via an experienced and professional team of instructors familiar with driving in Africa.
Our driver training centre and our defensive driver training courses are accredited by the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and are compliant with OGP 365 standards. Our instructors, who hold the RoSPA International Diploma in Advanced Instruction, have solid experience of instructing in Africa and their expertise ensures that the lessons taught by us are of direct relevance to this area.
The driver training packages can be tailor made to clients and where necessary, courses can be delivered in the local language to ensure the maximum transfer of knowledge and skills in the time provided.
Our specialised driver training includes detailed hands-on instruction on a variety of terrains in adverse conditions. We are also able to furnish executives, drivers and other personnel with the skills and awareness needed to deal with an attack on their vehicle, taking appropriate evasive action.