Van drivers are vital to the UK economy in every way imaginable.

The van sector has grown into a substantial part of the motor industry and is very much under the spotlight for the general public, legislators and enforcement authorities.

Changes to sentencing guidelines mean companies and individuals are, more than ever, culpable for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Fines are dependent on turnover and, in the case of larger companies, these could reach millions of pounds. Sentences imposed upon individuals are more severe and the likelihood of custodial sentences for directors is also greater.

It is against this background that a number of Van Excellence Accredited Operators have created meaningful training standards by which the entire industry can be measured.

High quality training is one of the essential principles cited in the HSE publication Leading Health and Safety at Work.


With FTA’s Van Excellence training you benefit from:

  • Reduced risks, fewer accidents, lower costs. 
  • Evidence of management intent.
  • Increased road safety.
  • Increased productivity. 
  • Evidence of accountability.
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Van Excellence - Directors

This course aims to tackle the challenges of implementing a safety-first culture, and how these challenges can be overcome by focusing on key performance areas such as driver competence, vehicle standards and operational processes. 

In-company training

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Van Excellence – Driver Certificate of Competence

This course aims to address work-related road risk and create a learning pathway for driver development. By raising training standards, the risks created by non-compliant drivers are mitigated, and evaluating training by assessment demonstrates that knowledge has been received and understood. The Van Excellence Driver Certificate of Competence has been developed in conjunction with Van Excellence Accredited Operators.

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Van Excellence – Industry Suppliers

This in-company course is based upon the best practice guidelines detailed in the FTA Van Excellence Code. It is designed to provide a wealth of best practice guidance which will assist the staff of businesses supplying vehicle operators. 

In-company training

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Van Excellence – Managing Van Operations

Leamington Spa, Warrington + 3 more

This course is based upon the best practice guidelines detailed in the FTA Van Excellence Code. It provides best practice guidance for operating safely, legally and efficiently and is designed to raise standards across van operations.

Public & in-company training

 

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