Vulnerable road users eLearning module gets thumbs up from FORS

With over 4,250 members, FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. It’s rapidly gaining recognition as the transport industry’s go-to accreditation scheme promoting best practice for all types of vehicle operators, encouraging fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve their performance.

So Driver Hire was particularly pleased to announce that its eLearning module on vulnerable road users (VRU) now has FORS approval. It’s available through Driver Hire’s eLearning Service and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. It delivers awareness training on law relating to the safety of VRUs and the dangers of speeding. Learners then receive a detailed report of their performance.

“We all have responsibilities to each other when we’re using the road whether we’re driving, walking, cycling or on horseback,” “However the reality is, in incidents involving vulnerable road-users, it’s the latter that usually have the worst outcome.

“eLearning is increasing in popularity as a training method to encourage continual professional development,” says John Keelan-Edwards, Driver Hire’s Risk Management and Group Technology Services Director. “Because drivers can complete the training anytime, anywhere, it means it can be undertaken at times that are both convenient and cost effective – without the need to arrange special training days.”

Paul Wilkes, FORS Business Services Manager, said:  “It’s great to have Driver Hire on board. Their eLearning module complements our safety objectives, recognising and highlighting the risks and dangers faced by vulnerable road-users.”