FORS Van Smart

Reduce your fleets road risk with cyclists

This interactive FORS workshop and on-cycle practical session aims to reduce work-related road risks and create long-term behavioural change in the van sector. 

By being more aware of driver and vehicle safety, learning how to avoid hazards and understanding why vulnerable road users (such as cyclists) behave the way they do, your drivers will develop a ‘safe driving’ strategy which will reduce the risk of collisions or confrontation. 

Our Van Smart training supports operators tendering for business or meeting contractual obligations where WRRR (Work Related Road Risk) and FORS best practice standard is required.

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Delegates: up to 24 drivers
  • FORS Professional material
  • Price: available on request 
  • Format: interactive classroom workshop & on-road coaching
  • ID: photocard licence
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Improving safety and meeting compliance

Reduce your drivers' risks
Training will reduce driver risk, fleet costs, environmental impact and reputational damage.

Meet your duty of care
Our FORS approved courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations.

Meet professional requirements
Commitment to best practice in safety, efficiency, environmental impact and meet FORS accreditation standards.

Improve your drivers’ on-road competence and knowledge
- Fitness to drive and the law
- Driver hours, breaks and fatigue driving
- Collision avoidance and hazard recognition
- Experience being a vulnerable road user

Every staff member had a positive response to the training attendees felt safe to discuss their individual behaviour and to partake in exercises and ask questions…I highly recommend TTC’s programmes.

Susan Moore Strategic Development & Conformity Manager, Glosta Engineering

Driver benefits

Driving  lawsSpecify the law relating to drivers’ hours and breaks, describe safe loading procedures and explain how to plan a journey effectively

Steering wheel of driver vanExplain speed limits and basic safety rules for van drivers, guidelines regarding fitness to drive and how to ensure the vehicle is roadworthy

van driverIdentify the characteristics of a professional driver and explain how defensive driving can be used to recognise and avoid hazards

bicycle road safetycycleGain first-hand experience as a vulnerable road user through on-cycle hazard awareness and recognise why cyclists behave the way they do

Course details

Who should attend

Anybody who drivers a van for work purposes or operators who need to meet their own or contractual obligations where WRRR and FORS best practice standard is required. 

Delivery method

The FORS Professional workshop is facilitated by a professional driver trainer who will fully engage with participants to maximise the learning experience and draw out their views and opinions.

Course outline
  • Plan and prepare
  • Preparing yourself
  • Checking your vehicle
  • Planning your journey
  • Stick to the basics
  • Considering others
  • Acting professionally
  • On-cycle practical
  • Exchanging places – driver attitude and perception
  • Active travel – driver fitness and health
  • Hazard awareness and cyclist behaviour