A brand-new version of the FORS Professional Van Smart eLearning module was introduced at the end of March and has already been completed by over 5,500 individuals.
The module was improved and updated to ensure it is aligned to the latest emerging initiatives and best practice. Whilst the objectives of the safety module remain to train van drivers on road risk and the safety of vulnerable road users, the new version provides an improved experience. The new scenarios and learning points are presented to make it easier for drivers to assimilate the information, with regular knowledge checks and a comprehensive list of DOs and DON’Ts. The module is mobile-friendly and available for group delivery.
The refreshed training is part of the FORS Professional Van Smart training package, which includes a manager toolkit, as well as a classroom-based course, with a practical on-cycle element allowing drivers to experience the road from the point of view of vulnerable road users. The manager toolkit was also updated to provide easier navigation to the various Van Smart resources, including access to the revised Van Smart Driver Handbook – a ‘go-to-guide’ to help drivers better understand the law, improve their driving standards and help them to keep vulnerable road users safe.
Van Smart eLearning is a safety module and is therefore one of the modules to be undertaken by drivers every 12 months as part of FORS Bronze requirement ‘D4 Professional development’. Other safety eLearning modules are Cycle Safety, Pedestrian Safe, Smart Driving and Bridge Smart.