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On Friday 12th February, RTITB launched its new HGV Driver Training Standard, the first of its kind in the HGV driver training profession.
RTITB set out the desire behind the creation of the Standard which was to create a marketplace where everyone knows what high quality HGV driver training looks like and how to find it.
The Driver Training Standard has been created to help improve and maintain standards in truck licence acquisition training so that purchasers of the courses can have confidence in what they are buying. The Standard provides an audit-based approval system that checks the standards of instructors, vehicles and premises and provides all approved organisations with dedicated training materials, resources and support for HGV instructors.
A licence acquisition training course currently costs around £2000-£3000, with only a 52% (approx.) first time pass rate, it’s a big gamble. RTITB aims to have an overall first time pass rate of 75% for training conducted by Standard approved organisations.Read more...
Overseers of the CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) initiative have announced 100 organisations and individual construction projects have now shown their commitment to improving the safety of vulnerable road users through becoming CLOCS Champions – just two years after the initiative was launched.
The initiative was set up to encourage the construction industry to focus on three streams of work to reduce the risk of a collision between construction vehicles and vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians. These are: improving vehicle safety, addressing the imbalance between the treatment of on-site and on-road safety, and encouraging wider adoption of best practice across the industry through adoption of a common national standard.
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By Steev Hayes
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