Training for waste companyÂ
DRIVERS from a waste management firm got on their bikes to get a cyclist's view of the road in a safety awareness course.Â
A team of 75 from L&S Waste Management in Fareham took part in the newÂ Safe Urban Driver training course, run byÂ Fleet Source. TheÂ course raises awareness of vulnerable road users andÂ educates drivers aboutÂ techniques to operate safely on busy roads.
The training sessions are part of aÂ programme atÂ L&S Waste as it works towardÂ the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme Silver LevelÂ and CLOCS accreditation - the national standard in road safety for construction logistics. L&SÂ has committed Â£250,000 to achieve the new safety standards.Â
Managing directorÂ Mick BalchÂ said: '˜It's a significant investment, howeverÂ it provides reassurance that our operation isÂ run onÂ sound principles.'Â