Temporary relaxation of the on-cycle element for Safe Urban Driving and Van Smart to meet Silver requirement S5

Temporary relaxation of the on-cycle element for Safe Urban Driving and Van Smart to meet Silver requirement S5

During the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to provide support to FORS members, FORS is introducing a 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. This means that from now until further notice from FORS, 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 the following yearly Silver re-approval audit.

As face-to-face training is not currently possible, it has been agreed that training providers licensed to deliver FORS Professional SUD and VS can now offer this training remotely. Training providers were advised of this change last week and should be gearing up to offer this training.

Whilst all downgrades are still suspended, Silver and Gold audits are taking place as these are remote audits, and members who are able to are therefore encouraged to submit their application at any time.

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.

To book your remote SUD or VS training, please contact training providers who are licensed to deliver this training, as listed on the FORS Approved page.