A new comprehensive one-day Fleet Management Essentials (O Licence) course has been launched in association with CILT for fleet management and supervisory staff working to achieve Operator Licence undertakings. The course equips delegates with the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform the duties of the formally appointed ‘responsible person’, maintaining continuous and effective control of the fleet operation as required by M3 of the FORS Bronze Standard.
The course provides an overview of good fleet management principles, the Operator Licensing system and the FORS Standard. It is the first fleet management course that aligns the undertakings of the Operator Licence with the requirements of the FORS Standard ensuring an effective and valuable learning experience.
Who should attend this course?
- Existing goods and passenger CPC holders requiring an update on current legislation and industry good practice
- Managers and supervisors preparing to undertake the transport management CPC qualification
- Managers and supervisors responsible for running Restricted Operator licensed fleets
- Transport office staff employed to support Operator Licence undertakings such as, records maintenance, tasking drivers, allocating vehicles etc
How is this course assessed?
There is a formal open book written assessment at the end of this training course. Successful completion of the assessment leads to the ‘Certificate in Fleet Management Essentials (O Licence Operations). This is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in association with FORS.
What objectives does the course cover?
By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:
- Provide an overview of the Operator Licencing system and the licence application process
- Explain the complementary nature of the Operator Licence Undertakings and requirements of the FORS Standard
- Manage the Operator Licence, complying with its undertakings and the latest guidance from the Traffic Commissioner
- Explain the key aspects of Drivers’ Hours and Working Time rules and their links to fatigue and road safety
- Implement and manage a maintenance system and defect reporting regime that maximises vehicle roadworthiness and safety
- Apply and communicate the principles of safe loading and good load security systems across the fleet operation
- Describe the importance of driver licensing, CPC training, professional development and the moral, economic and legal case for ensuring driver competence
- Promote good driving standards including speed management and deal with driving infractions as part of a driving standards policy
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of the regulatory and enforcement bodies and recognise the risks, consequences and penalties for non-compliance
- Demonstrate an outline knowledge of the broader legislative framework covering international fleet operations