FORS is offering funded places on key driver specific training courses – including Van Smart – to help members fulfil training requirement.
The free-of-charge training places are available on the mandatory FORS Safe Urban Driving, Van Smart, and LoCITY Driving courses, with each place allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The spaces are being funded to help FORS members fulfil the training requirements set out in the FORS Standard, and to aid progression through the FORS tiered accreditation.
FORS Professional schemes offering funded places include Van Smart, which also provides practical vulnerable road user training, and LoCITYDriving, which 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
Funded places are also available on the Safe Urban Driving programme for commercial HGV drivers.
Sonia Hayward, FORS manager, said: “We are happy to be able to support our members by funding these FORS Professional courses, which will not only help drivers with their professional development, but also help operators with improving their safety and environmental standards.”