New to our training programme for 2017! Designed to reduce work related road risks and improve safety standards, Van Smart is a Transport for London (TfL) backed driver training programme.
In London, vans account for 80% of all road freight mileage. 10% of road traffic incidents involve a van and 11% of these result in serious injury or fatality. The Van Smart training course not only aims to improve these safety standards but create a long-term behavioural change in the van sector.
The course consists of one 3.5hr theory module and one 3.5hr on-cycle practical module. The aim of the theory module 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, using cycles on the public roads.
- Knowledge, skills and tools to plan and prepare for driving
- Knowledge, skills and tools to carry out your job diligently, safely, responsibly and with consideration for others
- Familiarise van drivers to the issues a vulnerable road user may face on public roads (on-cycle practical module)
The Van Smart driver training programme is endorsed by the DVSA, meets the mandatory Vulnerable Road User driver training requirements of CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety), FORS Silver and TfL’s WRRR (Work Related Road Risks).