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Safe urban driver training delivered

11 October 2021

HANSON UK is putting its HGV workforce of over 500 drivers through a Safe Urban Driver training course before the end of 2021.

The construction products supplier commissioned TTC Group to deliver FORS Professional Safe Urban Driving courses across six different UK locations which started on 9 July in Chester.

HGV drivers attend the seven-hour course with half the time spent in the classroom and the other half on two wheels experiencing what it is really like to cycle in an urban area alongside other road users and pedestrians.

The aim is to promote considerate and responsible driving practices amongst its workforce when they are in towns and cities so its trucks can more safely co-exist with pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users. 

The classroom time is spent by drivers familiarising them with the changing streetscape in urban areas, understanding how vulnerable road users interact with traffic, defensive driving techniques, and making sure they know how to get the very best from all their supplementary truck safety features.

Hanson UK is a decade long FORS Gold member and CLOCS champion. 

Hanson UK quality & compliance manager Annie Green, says: “Despite the current surge in demand for cement and aggregates products, safety is at the heart of everything we do as a business. Continuing to invest in the professional development of our drivers provides us with peace of mind that they are equipped to deal with their daily urban driving challenges.

For more information, visit www.thettcgroup.com