A free Van Excellence Seminar, run by the Freight Transport Association, was hosted at the Microlise head office in Nottingham on Wednesday.
FTA’s Van Excellence programme has been designed with the UK’s best van operators to provide a best practice framework for van operation with an Operator Accreditation scheme along with training and mentoring to reach the required standards.
The roadshow of seminars are taking place at locations across the country and will identify the risks involved in the operation of vans, offering a practical approach to minimise these incidents occurring.
The operation of vans is one of the riskiest elements of any business’ day-to-day activities. The repercussions of an avoidable crash can affect everyone involved, with the potential for severe penalties including significant fines and custodial sentences for culpable managers and directors. The level of financial penalties imposed on businesses can pose a real threat to their continuity.
One Fateful Day
In a mocked up scenario, delegates heard how a driver’s disregard for the law and company policies result in tragedy and lands him in the dock. Join the event to discover how poor management leads to the Operations Manager facing serious Health & Safety charges. And see how the Managing Director realises the buck stops with him and that his business may not survive.