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FORS Professional launches collision management training

Published:  13 July, 2017

FORS Professional training has launched two one-day courses for FORS accredited operators looking for collision management training

The classroom sessions form part of a training package which includes a toolkit, training and eLearning and has been developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders to provide valuable insight into managing road risk.

The package aims to minimise road traffic accidents by providing practical, effective and logical solutions for managing, reporting, investigating and monitoring collisions.

The toolkit, developed by Transport for London (TfL), recommends defining management responsibilities, including the appointment of a Road Risk Champion, and appointing a Collision Investigator to oversee the implementation of collision investigation processes.

A Road Risk Champion course, delivered by FORS Professional, is available for managers implementing policy, processes and procedures across an organisation. And a Collision Investigator course is being offered for people who need investigatory knowledge and skills, such as duty managers.

An additional nine courses have been made available for each role until March 2018 and are free to FORS accredited operators.

The first dates were very popular and the new courses are expected to fill up fast. These will be delivered by experienced trainers who have practical experience of investigating collisions at the roadside and subsequent internal investigative actions.

Sonia Hayward, FORS operations manager, said: ‘The collision management toolkit is a comprehensive guide to help operators understand how to put in place a strategy to reduce collisions and what to do in the circumstances when they occur.

‘The package looks to produce a default solution that meets the collision reporting requirements of FORS, CLOCS and TfL’s contractual WRRR clauses.

‘Requirement O3 of the FORS Standard states that fleet operators shall ensure that incidents, collisions and reported near-misses are documented, investigated and analysed, as a way of informing the fleet operator of any actions required to minimise future recurrence. These training courses will equip managers with the skills to implement a strategy successfully.’

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