O’Donovan Waste Disposal has revealed it will include compulsory counter-terrorism training in its curriculum for lorry drivers, delivered by FORS.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Professional training programme, ‘Security and Counter Terrorism’ aims to better focus a driver’s attention to personal and vehicle security, and to the potential threat of terrorism; specifically, theft of vehicles or loads and the use of vehicles as weapons.
It also aims to improve driver identification and the reporting of suspicious activity. Vehicle security and vigilance is also covered in O'Donovan’s own approved Driver CPC course called ‘Waste Essentials’.
Jacqueline O'Donovan’s managing director Jacqueline O'Donovan said: “As an operator of 90 lorries in London, we pride ourselves on the highest level of training for staff.
"We feel it is imperative that our drivers are vigilant and aware of any potential threat and they have the knowledge to understand the measures that can be taken to ensure personal safety and vehicle security as well of the safety of those around them.”
FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations. O'Donovan is a gold standard member and have maintained the highest level for seven consecutive years achieving “exemplary levels of best practice” in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.