This course is a FORS approved course which counts towards Safe Urban Driving Training when going for Bronze or Silver FORS accreditation.
The Safe Urban Driving Course focuses on vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists but has a particular focus on cyclists. The course includes a practical 'on-road' cycle training element and gives drivers a 'real life' experience as to a cyclists perspective of riding on busy roads. The training also counts towards the 35hours DCPC that professional drivers need to complete by September 2019.
The course consists of two 3.5 hour modules (both delivered on the same day); the first module is the classroom based theory and the second module, an outdoor practical session where drivers get a cyclists view of the road.
Theory Module (3.5 hrs)
This part of the course focuses on sharing the road safely and highlights the vulnerability of other road users. It also explains how the city streetscape is evolving to encourage more cycling and walking. Subjects covered include :-
The drivers role in the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS)
THE FORS APPROVED SAFE URBAN DRIVING COURSE CAN BE ARRANGED AROUND A DATE TO SUIT YOU
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN BUILT TO ENSURE THAT TRANSPORT MANAGERS AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR RUNNING FLEET OPERATIONS UNDERSTAND THEIR LEGAL REPSONSIBILITIES WITH REGARDS TO OPERATOR LICENSING COMPLIANCE, VEHICLE CHECKS, DEFECT REPORTING, DRIVERS HOURS RULES, TACHOGRAPHS, DRIVER LICENSING, LOAD SECURITY & WEIGHTS. THIS COURSE IS IDEAL FOR THOSE AIMING TO WORK TOWARDS EARNED RECOGINISION AS IT EXPLAINS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DRIVER'S, TRAFFIC COMMISIONER AND OPERATOR UNDERTAKINGS.THIS COURSE IS FORS APPROVED AND WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FORS APPROVED TRAINING LOG AND COUNTS TOWARDS YOUR CPD (M3 annex 2)
THE FORS APPROVED OPERATOR LICENCE AWARENESS & COMPLIANCE COURSE CAN BE ARRANGED AROUND A DATE TO SUIT YOU
This course is mandatory for all FORS Gold Operators
LoCITY Driving is a classroom-based course that focuses on minimising the environmental impact of vans and HGVs by reducing emissions through the use of pre-journey planning and vehicle checks, fuel-efficient driving, and alternative fuels. The seven-hour CPC-accredited course which is aimed at drivers gives attendees the knowledge and skills needed to cut costs and minimise the environmental impact of fleet operations.
The course was also the recipient of the prestigious Education in Transport award at the 2017 National Courier Awards for “demonstrating a commitment to education for the advancement of those working in the express industry”.
The course covers the following topics:
The relationship between driving style, fuel consumption and environmental impact
How regular maintenance and vehicle checks can cut costs and emissions
Fuel efficient driving techniques
Use of in-vehicle technology to improve fuel economy
Benefits of journey planning
Alternative fuels in commercial vehicles
THE FORS Approved LoCity course can be arranged around a date to suit you.