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Van Smart Course - Wimbledon (Funded by Merton Council)

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Saturday, 15 October 2016 from 08:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Type Remaining End Quantity
One Day Van Smart Course
IMPORTANT: Any driver attending the Van Smart course must have their identity checked by full driving licence. This will allow Fleet Source to register the driver onto the Transport for London master training database which confirms the driver has attended the course.
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This particular course is being funded by Merton Borough Council for local businesses in the borough of Merton and for businesses that frequently use Mertons roads. Proof of local road usage may be requested.  

The new Transport for London Van Smart driver training programme, endorsed by DVSA, aims to reduce work-related road risks and create long-term behaviour change in the van sector by bringing about professionalism amongst the drivers. 

The vast majority of van drivers are hard-working, reliable and dedicated individuals who look after their vans and are proud of their driving skills and their ability to share the road effectively with other users. However, because they are busy people, it is all too easy for some of them to forget some of the risks they may pose to themselves and vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists. In London, vans cover 80 per cent of all road freight mileage, 10 per cent of road traffic incidents involve a van and 11 per cent of these incidents result in serious injury or fatality.

The course consists of one 3.5hr theory module and one 3.5hr on-cycle practical module. The aim of the theory modules is to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to become safer, diligent, more efficient and professional drivers. The practical module provides instruction to professional drivers to improve their awareness of vulnerable road users (VRUs), using cycles on the public highway. 

Course Objectives

  • To equip the drivers with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to plan and prepare themselves for driving
  • To equip the drivers with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to carry out their job diligently, safely, responsibly and with consideration for others
  • To help van drivers become safer, more efficient and professional

IMPORTANT: Any driver attending the Van Smart course is required to bring their driving licence with them.

IMPORTANT: If drivers wish to have their details uploaded to the DSA website so its count towards their 35 hours DCPC, then they need to ensure they bring £8.75 cash to cover the upload fee. You will need to notify the trainer on the day. 

If it is found your company is not operating on Merton's roads, you may be billed for attendance at £75.00 + vat.

IMPORTANT - CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel your place/s on the Van Smart course, please do so at least 14 WORKING DAYS before your course date to avoid charges. Click here to read the full Cancellation Policy

Do you have questions about Van Smart Course - Wimbledon (Funded by Merton Council)? Contact Fleet Source - Van Smart

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ELB Partners
Unit 7
47 Weir Road
SW19 8UG Wimbledon
United Kingdom

Saturday, 15 October 2016 from 08:00 to 16:30 (BST)


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