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FORS Professional Van Smart - Newcastle

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Village Hotel, The Silverlink North

West Allotment

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Van Smart is a Transport for London (TfL) backed driver training programme that aims to reduce work related road risks.

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Van Smart is a Transport for London (TfL) backed driver training programme that aims to reduce work related road risks, improve safety and create long-term behavioural change in the van sector.

Van Smart is delivered in two sections, a classroom theory module and a practical cycling module, where van drivers experience a cyclist’s view of the road. The two modules are delivered on the same day, and courses are run around the country by a number of training providers.

Van Smart Training is DCPC accredited and fully aligned to meet the requirements of:

• FORS Silver

• Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)

• Construction Logistics & Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard

Theory content:

• The changing streetscape and the urban environment

• Vulnerable road users and sharing the road safely

• Defensive driving techniques and understand vehicle safety equipment and how to maintain its effectiveness

Practical content:

• Exchanging places, driver attitude and perception

• Introduction to active travel, driver fitness and health

• Hazard recognition: understanding the issues faced by vulnerable road users

In London, vans account for 80% of all road freight mileage. 10% of road traffic incidents involve a van and 11% of these incidents result in serious injury or fatality. A DVSA (then VOSA) report revealed that many vans fail their MOT first time and 89% of those stopped were found to be overweight.

COSTS:

This training is funded by FORS and therefore there is no attendance cost to FORS members. However if drivers wish to have their details uploaded to the DVSA website so its counts towards their 35 hours Driver CPC, then they need to pay £9.95 to DriveTech. You will need to contact DriveTech to make payment over the phone using a debit or credit card.

(£9.95 Upload fee is £8.75 ex.VAT plus £1 administration (which includes certificate) plus VAT).

Please note: Lunch and travel costs are not included.

IMPORTANT: Any driver attending this course must have their identity checked by either a photo card driving licence, or a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). This will allow Drive Tech to register the driver onto the FORS Professional training register to confirm the driver has attended the course.

In order for a driver to be uploaded to the FORS Professional training register and/or be accredited with the Driver CPC hours they must complete the entire course. Generally, the only reasons for not taking part in the cycle element are on medical grounds, or if during the cycle familiarisation session, the driver is risk assessed as not safe to ride a bike on public roads – in these instances it is acceptable for the drivers to walk the course meeting up with the cyclists at the exercise/discussion points and joining in with the discussion.

All bookings are subject to the FORS Professional Cancellation Policy and by registering for a course you are agreeing to its terms. Click here to read the Cancellation Policy

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Village Hotel, The Silverlink North

West Allotment

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE27 0BY

United Kingdom

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