Driver Hire’s eLearning module receives stamp of approval from FORS
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has
recognised the value of Driver Hire’s module on vulnerable road users as part
of its Professional training.
The module teaches drivers about the law in relation to
the safety of vulnerable road users, as well as information about the dangers
Driver Hire’s risk management division provides a number
of eLearning modules to support drivers, and the vulnerable road users module
was found to be particularly relevant for FORS members. The online course
provides the flexibility for drivers to learn or refresh essential skills at
any suitable, convenient time without the need to book a training day.
An emphasis on training has always been an important
aspect of the FORS Standard, in keeping with its focus on safer, more efficient
and environmentally protective operations.
Through its recently launched FORS Professional brand,
FORS provides numerous funded opportunities for fleets to upskill both drivers
and transport managers, including toolbox talks, toolkits and eLearning as well
as classroom based sessions.
“FORS has always had a strong focus on training as we
believe that this is critical to the ongoing success of a fleet,” said Paul
Wilkes, FORS’ business services manager. “As well as providing our own
training, we are delighted when companies like Driver Hire provide courses to
our members, helping them improve the capabilities of their drivers and
ultimately reduce the risk to vulnerable road users.”
John Keelan-Edwards, Driver Hire’s risk management and
group technology services director, said: “eLearning is increasing in
popularity as a training method to encourage continual professional
development. Because drivers can complete the training anytime, anywhere, it
means it can be undertaken at times that are both convenient and cost effective
- without the need to arrange special training days.”