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Investing in People - Updated

Thursday, 11 July 2013 - 12:09

Updated 04/02/2014 - Phase 3 is now complete - all our drivers are fully CPC Qualified until September 2019!  We will start a day a year training again from September this year, making sure all our staff are completely up-to-date on the latest legislations and skills.

Updated 25/11/2013 - Phase two has now been completed!  Another group of our staff have completed their CPC Qualification and all of our drivers are now fully licenced on a variety of forklift trucks!

As a company we have always supported the Driver CPC initiative, and are proud to announce the completion of the qualification for the first group of our staff, a full 14 months before the deadline.  We anticipate all our drivers holding their Driver Qualification Card by early 2014.

We have always invested in periodic staff training, and have adapted the system we have in place to ensure that every driver and technician will complete the 35 hours of required training every 5 years.  This will be through a range of courses suited to their responsibilities and areas of development.

In this first phase their courses have included the following:

  • ADR Licence Renewal - ensuring that we can continue to transport Dangerous Goods By Road.
  • Forklift Licence Renewal - an important aspect of our business, we like to make sure our staff are confident and competent on a variety of machines.
  • Safer Urban Driving - this excellent course, provided by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, focused on vulnerable road users (cyclists and pedestrians) in busy cities.

In addition to courses on Tachograph Regulations & Record Keeping, Health & Safety in the Workplace, Driver's Legal Duties & Responsibilities and Customer Care & Driver Welfare.

We intend to continue to diversify the courses offered to our staff, to enable them to gain the maximum benefit from the scheme and continue to develop their skills.