Defensive Driving Online Training

Across all industries in Canada, the most common work-related injuries result from car accidents. Defensive Driving is a safety course addressed to all employees, regardless of their line of work, and is designed to teach students how to avoid or respond to a car accident during or after work hours.

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Accepted Across Entire Canada
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Yukon
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories
  • Newfoundland
What you will get:
  • 1 h 20 mins on-demand course videos
  • 4 modules (OHS Standards Compliant)
  • 4 test (OHS Standards Compliant)
  • Certificate of Completion (PDF)
  • Unlimited Exam Attempts
  • Instant Access
  • Access on mobile, tablet or desktop
  • Dedicated Support
  • Following the latest standards

What Will You Learn?

Defensive Driving Awareness 20:00

In this module you will learn why defensive driving training is important, how a safe driver should act when driving, what deems you fit to drive and the consequences of fatigue, alcohol, drugs, stress, illnesses and medical conditions which can affect your driving skills.

Maintaining Vehicle Safety 20:00

This module will provide valuable knowledge, information and skills that will familiarize you with techniques and procedures that will promote vehicle safety.

Defensive Driving Techniques 20:00

Throughout this module you will learn about driving errors, the defensive driving formula, space-cushion technique, stopping distance & safe driving tips for various conditions.

Bonus Content: Traffic Rules 20:00

This optional content will go over the speed limits, lane usage, pavement markings, intersections as well as traffic lights and signs.

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eSafetyFirst is the convenient, hassle-free online training solution for anyone who needs fast Defensive Driving training or re-training. This course isn’t your average, bland workplace safety course that workers forget. Each module is engaging, memorable, and fun! Employers benefit from our bulk pricing and fast, simple training. Employees can get their practice out of the way fast and have fun doing it!

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Easy to use Invitation System. Choose between Individual & Group Training Options and train your entire workforce with just a few clicks.

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Easily manage your worker information and provide them secure access to all your course trainings.

Group Trainings

Create and implement an online group training system for your in-house training programs.

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Track your workers training progress, download a copy of their certificate and renew their safety training program, directly from your account.

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Our Support team is available via email or phone. Tickets are solved in maximum 2 hours, during working hours.

Training Options

Choose between Individual & Group Training Options.
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Individual Training
No Minimum Size

Convenient for Workers

  • Take the course anywhere, anytime.
  • Pause and Resume whenever you need to.
  • Access from any device and browser.
  • Unlimited Exam Attempts

Recommended for small and medium companies.

4:34 min Video Explanation of How Individual Training Works

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Minimum Group Size: 6 Workers

Convenient for Employers

  • Train a large workforce at once.
  • Stop chasing each worker to complete the training.
  • Know which questions your workers fail.
  • One Exam Re-Attempt per Module.

Recommended for large companies with Video Projector and Training Room.

5:07 min Video Explanation of How Group Training Works

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What Is Defensive Driving?

Whether they use a personal or company automobile, many employees are required to drive as part of their quotidian tasks. As such, they are frequently exposed to the risk of car accidents, which can result in damaged property as well as personal injury and even death. This course in Defensive Driving aims to significantly lower this risk by teaching students how to change their driver behaviour, recognize potential hazards before they occur, and effectively respond to an impending collision. The strategies that workers learn during this training program are useful in both their professional and personal lives.

This course will not help you with the 3 Demerit Points or taking the N off your Driver’s License. That type of Defensive Driving course has a different structure, content and testing section. To find a Defensive Driving course for that purpose, visit the Registry of Motors & Vehicles Website in your province.

Who Needs Defensive Driving?

All people who drive an automobile can benefit from training in Defensive Driving. The course is geared towards employees who frequently drive as part of their professional duties, but can also be purchased in bulk by businesses looking to comply with the latest safety regulations and considerably reduce lost time due to car-related injuries. Although almost all employees drive a vehicle, some industries are more likely than others to require training in Defensive Driving. These include:

  • Oil & Gas,
  • Logistics (Shipping & Warehousing),
  • Waste Management,
  • Hospitality & Tourism,
  • Security.

Who Is Responsible for Training in Defensive Driving?

In Canada, businesses are required by law to ensure a safe work environment for all employees. As such, employers who often task workers to drive a vehicle must implement rigorous training in defensive driving. The employee, on the other hand, must assume responsibility for the completion of the training program and the application of learned driving strategies in the workplace. Since driving is a commonplace requirement across numerous industries, many people looking to obtain a new job choose to independently acquire and complete this safety course to improve their CVs.

What Do You Need to Learn?

To obtain a certificate in Defensive Driving, you must demonstrate a broad understanding of environmental and personal hazards for drivers. You must also become familiar with the three-part collision prevention formula and be able to describe several driving strategies you will implement to reduce the risk of accidents while on the road.

How Long Is the Certificate Valid?

The standard expiration date for this course is set at 2 years. Car accidents can prove fatal even when one or several of the injured parties drive flawlessly. That is why, as a driver, you must keep yourself up to date with the latest safety regulations and collision prevention strategies.

What Other Courses Should I Take?

Defensive Driving is often paired with courses such as TDG, First Aid Awareness, Lone Worker, and/or WHMIS 2015. For a comprehensive list of safety courses that is tailored to your specific line of work, please access our consultation page and select your job from the list.

Other Courses you should take

Those who acquire Defensive Driving training also consider courses in:

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With eSafetyFirst, you do not have to chase instructors for your paperwork or wallet cards. With our training system, you can get the certificate in the same day or you can learn at your own pace and decide when you want to finish your training.

How Defensive Driving Online Training Benefits You

Cheapest and most convenient

In today’s fast paced society, Defensive Driving online courses have become the cheapest and most convenient solution to get your safety training done.

Save Time and Money

With Defensive Driving online training, you no longer need to schedule appointments, commute to a training facility and spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on courses and materials, all because an offline training facility can’t keep up with modern solutions due to human resources.

Pause, Resume or Retake Exams

It is also significantly more convenient to opt for the Defensive Driving online training because it gives the attendant the option to start the training at any given time and gain full control of the content. Defensive Driving Online courses empower you with the option to pause, resume, and even retake parts of the training that you did not fully master on your first try.

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Is this course online?

All our courses are done online.

Some courses will also require the hands-on practice and evaluation component, in order to be compliant with your provincial worker compensation board. In this case, inside our courses (usually in the resource section), you will find the appropriate operator evaluation checklist so that your employer or supervisor can provide you with a workplace specific evaluation, as recommended by the CSA standards.

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To buy a course, all you have to do is to click the green button where it says “Buy Online Certification”.

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Do I have a limited time to finish the training?

You will have 1 year to complete your training. We believe this offers plenty of time to start and finish your training.

Can I take a course from a mobile device?

Yes. Our courses are cross device compatible meaning not only you can take a course from a mobile or tablet, but you can also start the course on a device, pause and resume on a different one. The progress will be saved as you go through your training.

How can I find my certificate?

In most cases, this question is addressed to us by individuals who took the training with a different company. We, as a private company, can only store and access data of our customers. If you did your training with a different company, then you need to contact them in order to receive a copy of your certificate.

If you are a customer of then all you have to do is to Login to your account, from the top right corner of our website, and you can, at any time, download a copy of the certificate you received from us.

What type of payments do you accept?

At this moment we accept Visa Credit and Debit Cards as well as Mastercard Credit and Debit Cards.

My Payment was declined. What to do?

There are multiple reasons why a payment might be refused by our payment processing system.

Unfortunately, the banks are not using the appropriate response codes to notify us of the exact reason, so the only solution we have, at this moment, is to recommend you to call the bank and see exactly why the payment was declined and how you can fix that.

What am I paying for?

Our courses are structed in modules and testing sections.

When you make a purchase on eSafetyFirst you are paying for the entire course. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate which will demonstrate that you have received the theoretical training and the evaluation for that specific course.

Have more questions about Defensive Driving?

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