Aon's Assessment Solutions Launches a Cutting-Edge Test of Safety for Drivers and Machine Operators

Aon's Assessment Solutions, leading in the design and implementation of innovative online tests for use by HR decision-makers, launches an innovative online test to help identify drivers and machine operators with the characteristics to perform their role safely.

Dr Achim Preuss, Chief Technology Officer at Aon's Assessment Solutions, comments, “Those who drive vehicles and operate machines as a job need to have a higher level of safety responsibility than most other people. After all, any mistake can potentially injure themselves or others, damage machinery or the reputation of the company. Due to the high level of responsibility, and therefore risk, we believe that selecting for roles such as forklift operators and truck drivers, industrial machine operators or electrical power line installers or repairers - a very specific type of test which looks as these safety aspects is needed.”  

The Drivers Suite developed by Aon's Assessment Solutions contains five highly face valid tests but these can be used in isolation or in any combination. They focus on the ability needed to operate safely such as the level of vigilance and information processing someone is capable of and inclined to do. All tests have a realistic look and feel with dashboards, traffic signs and other elements that make them relevant to the jobs.

Dr Preuss continues, “These tests are quite different to others on the market and within a few minutes our clients are able to understand whether a person has the characteristics to operate safely – and therefore reduce the risk of accidents. It’s not about whether someone knows the rules or procedures - it’s about their disposition and abilities that significantly lower the likelihood for accidents in the workplace. These tests can also be used alongside another assessment which looks at integrity – to give an entire picture of a person.”

Aon’s Assessment Solutions is part of Aon’s global Human Capital business, helping clients achieve sustainable growth by driving business performance through people performance. Aon’s Assessment Solutions undertakes 30 million assessments each year in 90 countries and 40 languages.

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