RoSPA has started taking bookings for its in-vehicle fleet driver training courses, which will begin again later this month.
After pausing all of its in-vehicle training throughout the coronavirus lockdown period, RoSPA will resume its fleet training as of Monday, June 29.
This follows consultation with its training staff and thorough risk assessment to ensure there are robust measures in place to protect everyone from transmission of the virus.
Nathan Davies, RoSPA executive head of training and consultancy, said: “We’re delighted to now be able to offer courses which contain in-vehicle training, as we can implement a number of control measures which will manage virus transmission risks within a vehicle.
“Ensuring the safety of all staff and training delegates post-lockdown has been the focus of our work over the past weeks and months. We know there is still great demand for fleet training and consultancy, and we need to help keep businesses moving safely, so we wanted to be ready to go as soon as we felt ready and able.
“We understand there will be some apprehension around getting in a vehicle with somebody else, so we have extensive measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus to our trainers, examiners and delegates.”
Driver trainers, and those who need in-vehicle training for their jobs, cannot do this work from home, and driving remains a significant cause of death and injury in the UK. The risk hasn’t reduced, and many people will now be driving to and for work, potentially not having controlled a vehicle for many months. Training will be critical to assist people in travelling safely as they return from lockdown.
As part of the increased safety measures, all trainers and delegates will be required to wear PPE while in the vehicle, and hand gel will be available on entering and exiting. Individual risk assessments will also be undertaken by each trainer ahead of every course/session, and delegates will be required to confirm they are symptom-free.
To find more details about the safety measures being taken, see www.rospa.com/Face-to-face-health-and-safety-training
RoSPA also reopened its Birmingham-based training centre on June 2 for face-to-face health and safety training, including safer people handling and NEBOSH and IOSH courses.
All fleet and driver training courses are now available to book online at www.rospa.com/safety-training/on-road/
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