As part of our commitment to upgrading from our FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme) Bronze accreditation to the FORS Silver accreditation along with our focus on driver training, all JWS LGV vehicle drivers undertake key FORS e-learning modules.
Last year, our drivers successfully completed their ‘Cycle Safe’ e-learning module, which concentrates on driver attitude and perception, an introduction to active travel and hazard recognition.
For this year’s FORS e-learning modules, our drivers have completed the ‘TruckSmart’ e-learning module for commercial HGV drivers. The TruckSmart training course explores 5 simple messages:
Know it: a safe vehicle matters
Check it: walk around before, during and after journeys
Load it: plan and position your load safely
Secure it: secure your load correctly
Report it: record problems and take action
Some of the subject areas included in the course are the drivers’ roles and responsibilities within the HGV safety system, vehicle checks and defect reporting, and the principles of safe loading.
Our commitment to driver training and the overall development of our workforce means that we can build a team dedicated to providing high quality, sound waste solutions for businesses within the North West.