The competition was launched at the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers conference at Hinckley, near Leicester, and encourages instructors to submit details about the courses on offer. The competition covers closed, bespoke courses for individual companies, as well as open courses designed for smaller employees, and RHA is looking for innovative content, delivery and marketing.
‘The competition is open to both third party and in-house trainers and entries should be submitted with evidence of support from those who have paid for the training. Our intention is to publish some of the best entries in order to promote,' explained RHA director of policy, Jack Semple.
‘There remains considerable scepticism in much of the industry as to the value of Driver CPC – among company owners, managers and drivers. That is unsurprising, in many ways, given that the industry managed for many decades without a mandatory post-qualification training regime.
‘However, more and more companies are discovering that taking time to analyse driver training needs, and structuring DCPC courses accordingly, is delivering business benefit well in excess of cost. We expect that trend to develop and we want to encourage knowledge and confidence in what DCPC can deliver,' he added.
The winning entry will receive a prize of £500 and two runners-up will each receive £250.
For further information and a competition entry form, email [email protected].