A one-day course developed specifically for drivers of commercial vans to raise professional standards and improve van safety on London’s roads. The course is for anyone who drives a van –as a professional driver or driving a van for any part of the working day. The course focuses on the skills needed to improve driver behaviour to operate safely, reducing the risk of vans being involved in collisions and enabling van drivers to share the road safety with other road users.
The course consists of two 3.5-hour modules (both delivered on the same day) and can facilitate up to 24 people per course.
(Please note this course is NOT Driver CPC accredited)
What will you learn from Van Smart?
• How to effectively plan and prepare for a journey
• How and why roads are changing to accommodate active travel, such as walking and cycling
• The hazards of the urban environment and how they can create distractions for drivers
• Who vulnerable road users are, and how they interact with traffic
• How to share the road safely with others
Benefits of attending Van Smart
• Equips commercial van drivers with the tools to operate safely in an urban environment
• Helps you comply with the law and meet contractual requirements for clients including Transport for London, and construction clients signed up to the CLOCS Standard
*Be prepared for the weather. Make sure you wear appropriate clothing*
The course meets the requirements for the CLOCS Scheme, which is now being specified by many construction companies across the UK.
Please note: Lunch and travel costs are not included.
Refreshments: Tea & Coffee are available
It is your responsibility to ensure you plan your journey in advance. If you do not attend there will be no refund of your course fee. If you turn up after the course has started you will be refused entry and any rebooking will be subject to a full rebooking fee.
IMPORTANT: Any driver attending the Vansmart course must have their identity checked by a photo card driving licence. This will allow FBG Training to register the driver onto the Transport for London master Vansmart database which confirms the driver has attended the course.
For a driver to be uploaded to the FORS/TfL register they must complete the entire course. Generally, the only reasons for not taking part in the cycle element are on medical grounds, or if during the cycle familiarisation session, the driver is risk assessed as not safe to ride a bike on public roads – in these instances it is acceptable for the drivers to walk the course meeting up with the cyclists at the exercise/discussion points and joining in with the discussion.
All bookings are subject to our Cancellation Policy and by registering for a course you are agreeing to its terms. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for cancellation policy.
*Occasionally images or video footage may be taken on our courses. By purchasing a ticket, you are complying with Farrow Browne Gryspeerdt Ltds terms and conditions that if images or video footage is taken, it will only be used for marketing purposes on our website or social media pages.
(If you do not wish to participate in any imagery or video, it is your responsibility to contact Farrow Browne Gryspeerdt Ltd before your course date.)*
Before attending the training course you must be able to answer NO to the following
1. Do you have or have you had any symptoms of COVID -19 in the last 7 days?
• New persistent cough
• High temperature
• Loss of taste or smell
2. Have you been in contact with anyone that has Covid 19 in the last 14 days
3. Are you or a member of your household currently self-isolating
If the answer is YES to any of these please contact the telephone number shown on the joining instructions.
If you have answered NO to the above, please attend the course.
FBG Training will be following Government guidelines in light of the current COVID – 19 pandemic.
This is to ensure everyone’s safety whilst attending. We will take your temperature upon arrival with a non-contact infrared body thermometer gauge (If your temperature is above 38 degrees you will be asked NOT to attend (Yours and each delegate’s safety is our priority).
We will provide you with a health questionnaire and request your contact details for track and tracing.
We will provide hand sanitiser which must be used before entering the room and after you have completed your registration.
We will be providing face masks and gloves for all delegates. We will provide bottled water
We would also like each delegate to bring their own pen to take notes from the course.