PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REMOTE DELIVERY MODULE THAT WILL SATISFY THE TFL WRRR REQUIREMENT TO ACHIEVE FORS SILVER ACCREDITATION. ALL PARTICIPENTS MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER/LAPTOP/TABLET THAT HAS A WORKING CAMERA AND MIC AS PER THE GOVERNMENT GUIDLINES.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to provide support to the FORS community, TfL has agreed to temporary relaxations for meeting the work-related road risk (WRRR) professional development requirement for FORS members wishing to progress to Silver, or renewing their Silver accreditation. This means that from now until further notice from TfL, FORS members will be able to pass the WRRR training requirement by undertaking the theory part only of SUD or VS, with the practical element undertaken by the time of the following yearly Silver re-approval audit.
The Safe Urban Driving course focuses on vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclist’s and motorcyclists but has a focus on cyclists. The course includes a practical ‘on-road’ cycle training element and gives drivers a ‘real life’ experience as to a cyclist’s perspective of riding on London’s roads, as well as in traffic.
The course normally consists of two 3.5 hour modules; the first module is classroom based theory, and the second module, an outdoor practical session where drivers get a cyclists view of the road (this must be completd by the 2nd year Silver Submission)
Theory Module (3.5 hours) - THIS IS THE MODULE THAT WILL BE COMPLETEDThis part of the course focuses on sharing the road safely and highlights the vulnerability of other road users. It also explains how the London streetscape is evolving to encourage more walking and cycling. Subjects covered include:-
The driver’s role in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
Urban driving, changing streetscape and route planning
Vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
Sharing the road, observation devices and cycle training
Collision avoidance and defensive driving
Hazard recognition and perception
Driver responsibility and attitude
Practical Module (3.5 hours) - This module must be booked once the COVID-19 Training restrictions have been lifted.After the initial bicycle control skills training, drivers ride on bikes to areas of potential conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines. Subjects covered include:-
Introducing active travel, driver fitness and health
Giving drivers a cyclist’s perspective of riding on busy roads and an understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users
Recognising best driving practice around cyclists
Practical on road experience at areas of potential driver/cyclist conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines
IMPORTANT: Any driver attending the SUD course must have their identity checked by either a photo card driving licence, or a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). This will allow JCS to register the driver onto the Transport for London master SUD database which confirms the driver has attended the course.
In order for a driver to be uploaded to the FORS/TfL register they must complete the entire course.
All bookings are subject to our Cancellation Policy and by registering for a course you are agreeing to its terms.
JCS was established in 2016 and are a specalist Transport Compliance and Transport Training company based in Leatherhead, Surrey.
Our small team of professional consultants, trainers and auditors offer a full range of services ensuring that operators and drivers stay complaint with current legislation. Our DCPC courses are delivered either at our venue or at your own premises, Our courses include;
JAUPT approved FORS Professional Modules
Safe Urban Driving
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