The temporary relaxation for meeting the work-related road risk (WRRR) professional development requirement S5 for FORS members wishing to progress to Silver or renewing their Silver accreditation has been further extended until 2022. The original relaxation was first introduced in May this year in order to support FORS members during the coronavirus pandemic.
This means that members will be able to pass the WRRR training requirement by undertaking the theory part only of Safe Urban Driving (SUD) or Van Smart (VS), with the practical on-cycle element undertaken by the time of their yearly Silver re-approval audit in 2022.
|Silver S5||Work-related road risk (WRRR) – training on road risk and the safety of vulnerable road users||
FORS Professional Safe Urban Driving (SUD) training course
FORS Approved WRRR training course
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.
All FORS funded driver training is currently offered as remote learning only. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will not allow the upload of Driver CPC hours for SUD and VS as the remote theory part and on-cycle element will be more than 24 hours apart. Some training providers licensed to deliver FORS Professional driver training offer both remote and classroom training.