Restore Datashred has signed up training provider Fleet Source to roll out Driver CPC training across the company.
The training is a legal requirement on any vehicles over 3.5-tonnes if driven for hire or reward. Working with Fleet Source, Restore Datashred – which has a national fleet comprising over 250 vehicles (from cars to 32-tonne HGVs) identified the areas where they felt both the drivers and company could benefit from providing specific refresher training, raising awareness of up-to-date practices and compliance.
“Historically Driver CPC was just a tick in the box requirement, but everybody now realises that this isn’t adequate going forward. To us, it is key that our fleet get training specific to what they need, so that they get meaningful training and take something away from it,” said Ian Walsh, head of fleet, Restore Datashred.
With its Driver CPC renewal deadline on the horizon, Restore Datashred needed a holistic provider that could provide them with a standardised, national approach to DCPC training across their company. They required trainers that could offer suitability of courses for their operation and they didn’t want a ‘one size fits all approach’. Instead they wanted a provider to tailor their training to suit their needs.
The Fleet Source team worked with the company to provide a solution that met their needs, including ensuring all logistical planning was taken care of and offering a vast range of courses including tailor-made solutions, and Fleet Source have now trained Restore Datashred’s drivers on three different additional courses: TRIP, Staying Legal and Safe, & Green & Efficient CPC modules. Additionally, Restore Datashred have a further 67 courses booked across 14 locations, all the way through to January 2019.
“Fleet Source have given us the opportunity to step away from organising CPC training which has allowed me to concentrate on managing day to day operations. I would recommend them entirely, simply because of the professionalism aspect of their initial discussions, through to their planning and deliverance of courses regularly around the country, which have proven to be beneficial to our business,” Walsh concluded.