FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has recognised the value of Driver Hire’s module on vulnerable road users as part of FORS Professional training.
The module teaches drivers about the law in relation to the safety of vulnerable road users, as well as information about the dangers of speeding.
Driver Hire’s risk management division provides a number of eLearning modules to support drivers, and the vulnerable road users module was found to be particularly relevant for FORS members.
The online course provides the flexibility for drivers to learn or refresh essential skills at any suitable, convenient time without the need to book a training day.
An emphasis on training has always been an important aspect of the FORS Standard, in keeping with its focus on safer, more efficient and environmentally protective operations. Through its recently launched FORS Professional brand, FORS provides numerous funded opportunities for fleets to upskill both drivers and transport managers, including toolbox talks, toolkits and eLearning as well as classroom based sessions.
“FORS has always had a strong focus on training as we believe that this is critical to the ongoing success of a fleet,” said Paul Wilkes, FORS Business Services manager. “As well as providing our own training, we are delighted when companies like Driver Hire provide courses to our members, helping them improve the capabilities of their drivers and ultimately reduce the risk to vulnerable road users.”
John Keelan-Edwards, Driver Hire’s Risk Management and Group Technology Services director, said: “E-learning is increasing in popularity as a training method to encourage continual professional development. Because drivers can complete the training anytime, anywhere, it means it can be undertaken at times that are both convenient and cost effective – without the need to arrange special training days.”