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Posted by admin on 11th May 2018

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FORS

MANDATORY LOAD SECURITY TRAINING 

The latest FORs standard magazine has highlighted the need for compliance training.

For years, load compliance has been a problem for the logistics industry. Gone are the days when putting 28 pallets on a curtainsider and strapping it with internal straps was acceptable.

Kevin Swallow reports on The Standard. https://www.fors-online.org.uk/cms/fors-standard-magazine-2/

When it comes to load security, the fleet Operator Recognition scheme (FORS) is at the forefront. As part of the audit, an operator must demonstrate a safe loading procedure to ensure fright is safely stowed onto a commercial vehicle.

There is good reason for establishing a clear procedure and best practise. In 2016 a Northampton-based haulier had its Operators Licence curtailed for three months for repeated load security issues.

Following 2 campaigns, the DVSA reported that, in 2011 half of all vehicles stopped had inadequate load securing and another quarter had no load securing at all. In 2015, only a quarter of trucks stopped had inadequate load securing, with one in ten trucks having an unstable load.

The DVSA brought a swift improvement acknowledgment in a presentation called ‘safe Transport is good business’ delivered by the HSE. A set of documents (see below) show what the DVSA look for when roadside checks are in force
.www.gov.uk/government/publications/load-securing-vehicle-operator-guidance/load-securing-vehicle-operator-guidance

TRAINING TIME

For general haulage operators any approved load security and loading training is delivered through Driver CPC (DCPC) However, according to several DCPC training providers approached to contribute to the STANDARDS magazine article said. Loading is either part of or as a standalone module and isn’t in demand as transport bosses usually prefer to repeat a seven-hour refresher on driver’s hours.

Most drivers and hauliers turn their nose up at DCPC because its not practical. Its classroom based. Load security needs to be taught because there are more drivers with less experience than there ever has been. In heavy haulage everyone does it properly, why shouldn’t that apply to road haulage?

BLT Logistics Services Ltd has been providing professional training for over 4 years. It has accreditations with JAUPT. The CPD standards office and is a FORS associate. DCPC is at the forefront of its business. Providing courses that suit FORS compliant companies.

 

BOOK YOUR DRIVER CPC COURSE TODAY!!

19th May – Drivers Hours Working Time Directive & Tachographs

This course will give drivers a better understanding of the responsibilities of daily walk around checks, reporting defects, load security and load restraints.

26th May – Daily Checks & Load Compliance

This is a course designed to give drivers a better understanding of the EU regulations, compliance with driver hour legislations and tachographs.

Each course will give 7 hours training time towards your Driver CPC.

Courses will be held at The Crown Inn, Bathley, NG23 6DA and include Refreshments and Lunch.

Contact us on 01636 613624 or email admin@bltlogistics.co.uk

Posted by admin on 9th May 2018

DRIVER CPC COURSES 19th & 26th MAY-NEWARK

BOOK YOUR DRIVER CPC COURSE NOW!!

 

19th May – Daily Checks & Load Compliance

This course will give drivers a better understanding of the responsibilities of daily walk around checks, reporting defects, load security and load restraints.

26th May – Drivers Hours Working Time Directive & Tachographs

This is a course designed to give drivers a better understanding of the EU regulations, compliance with driver hour legislations and tachographs.

Each course will give 7 hours training time towards your Driver CPC.

Courses will be held at The Crown Inn, Bathley, NG23 6DA and include Refreshments and Lunch.

 

Contact us on 01636 613624 or email admin@bltlogistics.co.uk

 

Posted by admin on 9th May 2018

Operator and Transport Manager CPC Course – Newark – 12th May 2018 – Places still available

We still have places available this Saturday 12th May on our Operator and Transport Manager Refresher CPC Course.

This course will give 7 hours worth of required training towards your  Driver CPC and is a good insight for future drivers that are thinking of becoming a Transport Manager and current Transport Managers.

The Course is being held at The Crown Inn, Bathley, NG23 6DA on the 12th May and includes Refreshments and Roast Dinner.

We also have  availability for Driver CPC courses on the following dates:

19th May – Daily Checks & Load Compliance

26th May – Drivers Hours Working Time Directive & Tachograph

Contact us on 01636 613624 or email admin@bltlogistics.co.uk to book your place.

Posted by admin on 6th November 2017

FORS Recognition for BLT Logistics Services

 

BLT Logistics are please to announce that our work has been recognised by FORS as they are now part of the FORS  suppliers and supporters scheme. Discounts on BLT training courses can be found by visiting the FORS website.

Posted by admin on 6th November 2017

Driver CPC Centre Approval for BLT Logistics Services

BLT Logistics are pleased to announce that they are now an approved Driver CPC Centre. Currently offering a 7 hour Operator and Transport Manager Refresher Course, with more courses in application process.

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