What is the course about?
Focusing on reducing work related road risks and creating long term behaviour changes by bringing professionalism to the forefront of your drivers.
Currently (as of June 2020 until further notice) our courses are covering the THEORY ONLY with no practical on-cycle module being delivered. The theory element is a 3.5hr module delivered in an AM or PM slot and will not contribute toward driver CPC.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to provide support to FORS members, FORS has introduced 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 until further notice from FORS, members will be able to pass the WRRR training requirements by undertaking the theory part only of Safe Urban Driving or Van Smart, with the practical on-cycle element undertaken by the time of the following yearly Silver re-approval audit. These will also be TfL funded training and we will communicate dates and venues later in the year.
The on-cycle session gives your drivers a cyclist view of the road, and the understanding from a cyclist perspective. Bicycles and personal protective equipment are provided to each of your drivers.
Who should attend the course?
All professional drivers operating on UK urban roads where there is a high risk to vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.
- Fully aligned to meet FORS Silver accreditation, CLOCS standards and contractual work-related road risk (WRRR) requirements
- 7hrs driver CPC
- JAUPT approved for up to 24 delegates
- Why driving safely is so important
- Drivers roles and responsibilities
- How to avoid costly accidents
- How to avoid risks and penalties
- What it's like from the other side as a cyclist
All Van Smart courses are funded by TfL. If you are a FORS member you are entitled to this funding and should choose the venue and date and follow the link to book your drivers on to the course of your choice. All current courses are being delivered from Fleet Source Live, our enhance online training platform.