FORS is pleased to introduce FORS Professional, a comprehensive package of essential training for managers and drivers, delivered with cutting edge content to help operators meet the FORS Standard. FORS Professional is designed to improve knowledge and professional standards for any commercial vehicle operator, addressing in detail today’s safety and efficiency challenges.
All FORS Professional training is fully approved and meets FORS, CLOCS and TfL’s Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) requirements. FORS Professional provides JAUPT approved driver training delivered by qualified professionals.
By undertaking FORS Professional training, drivers and managers can help their companies improve fleet performance with respect to safety, efficiency and environmental impact.
Make sure that you and your team take advantage of some funded training through this comprehensive range of learning options to improve skill levels and performance across your organisation. Delivered by industry experts it provides the guidance you need to achieve FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold.
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Through our approved training programme, we will help you to become a better driver. From learning how to drive more safely in urban areas to understanding how to reduce fuel consumption, you will be an even more valuable asset to the business.
IN THE CLASSROOM – TRUCK DRIVERS
Safe Urban Driver Training
FORS continues to offer Safe Urban Driving (SUD) training aimed at commercial drivers operating HGVs and Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) regularly in the urban environment and where there are high volumes of vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians.
The Driver CPC accredited Staying Legal courses are available to FORS operators, through TfL funding. Staying legal is designed to educate HGV drivers about operator licensing requirements, specifically those that can be impacted by driver behaviours.
IN THE CLASSROOM – VAN DRIVERS
If you are thinking about improving safety, increasing productivity and being kinder to the environment then you are thinking smart. Van Smart is the definitive route to best practice for van fleets of any size. This course can be taken instead of SUD if you are a van driver.
FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR DESK – eLEARNING
Van Smart – By simulating a typical driver’s day this course highlights good practice that all van drivers should be using.
Cycle Safety – Enables drivers to recognise the causes of accidents and how to minimise the risk to vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians or cyclists.
Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) – provides drivers with everything they need to know about work-related road safety.
Parking / Loading Legally – This course helps you to understand the reasons for Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) and provides some helpful advice on how these can be avoided, saving you money.
LoCITY: Time to clean up – learning for drivers – Course participants will learn fuel efficient driving techniques to save fuel and benefit the environment.
LoCITY: Time to look ahead – learning for managers – Managers will benefit from a thorough grounding in alternative fuel vehicles and their pros and cons against traditional diesel and petrol power.
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From workshops on driver assessment and collision procedure to road risk and transport policy, FORS helps you to boost and maintain your knowledge in a range of key areas and keep up with the latest industry developments.
Going for Bronze
Whether you are preparing for your audit for the first time or addressing issues raised at a previous audit, this workshop is specifically designed to guide and support you through the process from registration to Bronze accreditation.
We recognise that transport managers need support and development to help you with your busy everyday roles. In response FORS has developed the FORS Practitioner qualification, a series of nine workshops that provide the information you need to boost the performance of your transport operation. If your FORS Practitioner is expiring in 2017, FORS has designed a FORS Practitioner Recertification workshop aimed at Practitioners wishing to renew their certification. To find out more about the workshop and book a place please click here
Fleet Management Essential (O Licence)
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.
Managing your Operator’s Licence
Maintaining your Operator`s Licence is essential if you are running vehicles over 3.5 tonne. This one-day course provides a refresher for experienced transport managers or an introduction for new transport managers to understand the operator licensing system and how to ensure that you maintain your licence.
FORS Toolbox Talks
These Toolbox Talks provide you with valuable information and support material that will help you to promote your company’s safety, efficiency and environmental culture to your drivers and help meet the FORS Bronze requirements.
Training providers are able to submit courses for approval to ensure the content meets the training objectives of Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) and to provide quality assurance.
All trainers who provide FORS approved courses shall attend a Train the trainer course to ensure that the courses are delivered in a consistent, professional and positive manner.
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