FORS to deliver Staying Legal courses free of charge

Published:  07 December, 2015

One hundred free and fully accredited Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) Staying Legal courses are now available through the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

The courses are available until 30th April 2016 to all FORS accredited operators although attendees will still need to pay the DVSA upload fee of £8.75.

The Staying Legal course is designed to inform all HGV drivers of the requirements to remain compliant when driving an HGV commercially on public roads. The aims are to raise the overall HGV compliance standards, along with the protection of the actual Operators Licence.

The course syllabus includes:

  • Operator licensing requirements
  • Regulatory framework that governs the road transport industry
  • Enforcement agencies that police non-compliant operations
  • Enforcing regulations – the targeting methods used and the common offences
  • Driver offences and the consequences of non-compliance
  • A compliant driver
  • A compliant vehicle
  • A compliant journey
  • Industry-led initiatives to reduce Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)

Staying Legal is fully DCPC accredited and amounts to a seven hour DCPC training module, towards a driver's graduated total.

FORS operators can book their free place by visiting; www.stayinglegal.co.uk. Further Staying Legal courses will be available after 30th April 2016 and information on course dates and how to book will be available on the training section of the FORS website shortly.

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