Safe Driving: Backing Up

Driving a vehicle for work? Learn how to back up safely.

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This course is designed to help you reduce the chances of becoming involved in an incident while backing up a vehicle. In organizations with a vehicle fleet, incidents that occur when backing up significantly contribute to overall incident numbers.

You will learn the seven fundamentals of safe backing, including how to avoid the need to back up, looking back, circle check, how to back up slowly, using a guide, avoiding distractions, and practice.

Developed in collaboration with Thinking Driver, the course includes videos to provide an interactive e-learning solution. Quizzes throughout help to measure and encourage learning.

Upon completion of the course you will know how to identify:

  • Strategies to reduce the need to back up
  • How and when to complete a circle check
  • How to ensure you have a good field of vision to the rear when backing is required
  • Safe speeds for backing manoeuvres
  • How to use a guide to assist you
  • Distractions that can increase risk
  • How to practice your skills to improve your ability to back up safely.

Average time to complete this course is approximately one hour.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for all employees who drive either company or personal vehicles (for company purposes). It is also very suitable for all employees to learn the methods of safe backing for their personal benefit.



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.


Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

Thinking Driver Partnership

CCOHS and Thinking Driver, a training and development company that has been providing services to government and industry since 1992, have partnered to create this course. The Thinking Driver Program is recognized as the solution of choice for reducing fleet incident rates by addressing aggressive driving, risk management and driver attitudes. For more information on Thinking Driver, visit

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course. Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.

Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.