2021 dates have been released for remote driver training courses, with free places available on FORS Professional LoCITY Driving and the theory part of Safe Urban Driving (SUD).
Additionally, 2020 Van Smart dates are available to book. Courses have been going fast so please do not hesitate on booking your place.
At Silver, HGV and van drivers can meet the work-related road risk (WRRR) professional development requirement S5 at no charge by attending the free FORS Professional SUD or VS training course. While SUD is aimed at commercial drivers operating HGVs, VS is specifically designed for van drivers. Employees who drive both HGVs and vans as part of their daily duties must attend SUD rather than VS, but do not need to attend both.
The delivery of SUD and VS is for the 3.5-hour theory unit only. A temporary relaxation for meeting the Silver WRRR professional development requirement is in place, meaning that members are currently able to pass the WRRR training requirement by undertaking the theory part only of SUD of VS (as appropriate for the vehicle type), with the practical on-cycle element undertaken by the time of the yearly Silver re-approval audit in 2022. However, members are encouraged to undertake the practical element in 2021 providing government guidance and company policies can be met. In particular, new drivers that have never completed the on-cycle element are encouraged to undertake the on-cycle training as soon as possible.
At Gold, HGV and van drivers can meet the fuel, emissions and air quality professional development requirement G5 at no charge by attending the free FORS Professional LoCITY Driving training course. The training is offered as a seven-hour remote course, focusing on minimising the environmental impact of vans and HGVs by reducing emissions through the use of pre-journey planning, vehicle checks, fuel-efficient driving and alternative fuels.
To view dates and book free places for your drivers on SUD, click here.
To view dates and book free places for your drivers on VS, click here.
To view dates and book free places for your drivers on LoCITY Driving, click here.
Please check the FORS Professional cancellation policy before booking your place.