FORS focus in on pedestrian safety

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FORS is launching new, free online training that focuses on pedestrian safety.

FORS pedestrian safe highlights the specific dangers and risks pedestrians face, with trainees learning techniques which can be adopted to remove such risks.

Some of the topics covered are checking driving conditions, avoiding incorrect assumptions, and how to keep focused when driving are some of the topics covered in the 20-minute module for drivers of all types. 

FORS manager, Sonia Hayward, said, “Much work has been done to upskill commercial drivers of all types to improve safety on the roads, but this eLearning module is the first FORS Professional training that is dedicated to pedestrians.

“It is therefore a very welcome addition to our existing safety training suite and vital training for all drivers working in the industry.”

Managers and office-based staff are also encouraged to take the course, which was developed in collaboration with the Transport for London (TfL) vision zero team and FORS gold member Cemex.

The module is designed to be completed on computers and hand-held devices.

This new pedestrian safe eLearning module adds to the current suite of FORS professional safety eLearning modules, designed to support FORS accreditation and embedded best practice.

Drivers are required to complete one safety eLearning module per year in order to meet Bronze requirement ‘D4 Professional development’ of the FORS standard.

The new training highlights to commercial vehicle drivers that all pedestrians are vulnerable, challenging any views drivers may have about pedestrians and certain road situations.

It also offers techniques which can be used to ensure pedestrians remain as safe as possible in both rural and urban environments.

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