RoSPA resume in-vehicle fleet driver training
12 June 2020
Author: Illya Verpraet
Road safety charity RoSPA is restarting its fleet driver training courses on Monday 29 June, and is taking orders again now.
The firm has consulted with its staff and performed a risk assessment to avoid transmission of the virus. All trainers and delegates will be required to wear PPE while in the vehicle, and hand gel will be available. Individual risk assessments will also be undertaken by each trainer ahead of every course or session, and delegates will be required to confirm they are symptom-free.
Nathan Davies, RoSPA executive head of training and consultancy, said: "We're delighted to now be able to offer courses which contain in-vehicle training, as we can implement a number of control measures which will manage virus transmission risks within a vehicle.
"Ensuring the safety of all staff and training delegates post-lockdown has been the focus of our work over the past weeks and months. We know there is still great demand for fleet training and consultancy, and we need to help keep businesses moving safely, so we wanted to be ready to go as soon as we felt ready and able.
"We understand there will be some apprehension around getting in a vehicle with somebody else, so we have extensive measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus to our trainers, examiners and delegates."
Earlier this week, RoSPA reopened its training centre to allow for socially-distanced face-to-face training. Meanwhile, RED Driving School is calling for the Government to provide clarity on how in-car teaching can resume safely.