Research shows positive results for FORS Professional Training

Research shows positive results for FORS Professional Training

Continuous research, commissioned by Transport for London and undertaken by Future Thinking, into FORS Professional training shows positive learning outcomes across the board – including 93 per cent of drivers agreeing that their understanding of issues faced by vulnerable road users had improved after completing the Safe Urban Driving (SUD) course.

The research relates to a number of courses available through the FORS Professional training programmes: LoCity, TruckSmart, FORS Practitioner, Van Smart and Safe Urban Driving.

The research findings demonstrate an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees, with an average of 98 per cent agreeing that the trainer was professional and experienced, approachable and a clear communicator.

The research also revealed that 97 per cent of participants on the TruckSmart course – a seven-hour Driver CPC training course for commercial HGV drivers focusing on the importance of driving roadworthy HGVs – agreed that the course improved their understanding and knowledge of the legal importance of safe and roadworthy HGVs, as well as the consequences of unsafe or unroadworthy HGV.

The popular FORS Practitioner workshops also received positive feedback, with 93 per cent of managers agreeing that three months following training, they felt confident in running a transport operation.

“This feedback is very encouraging,” said John Hix, FORS Director. “With over 180,000 managers and drivers on the FORS Professional training register, FORS is most certainly raising operational standards across fleets of any type and any size; in safety, efficiency and environmental awareness.”

Thank you to those who completed the feedback forms, especially those who provided follow-up answers to ensure the research is meaningful. Please continue to provide feedback to help us deliver quality training that is relevant and enjoyable.

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