“You can only entrust people to train you if you think they understand your needs and what you’re trying to achieve. That’s why I’ve worked with Road Skills for 20 years.”
When it was time for a recent FORS audit, Austin Wilkinson used the Road Skills Online system to demonstrate how it provides ongoing training to its drivers. Russell Redford explains, “We got the system up on the screen and showed the auditor how it works. We also printed off a few certificates as well – the auditor was pleased with that.”
From an operational perspective James Wilkinson comments, “The training is all about encouraging our drivers to drive at an economical speed. We want them to anticipate problems at road junctions and traffic lights, and to consider what they’re carrying so that it has the least effect on the environment, on the truck and on our maintenance.”
Summarising working with Road Skills, James Wilkinson states, “I think they understand the needs of the industry and the last thing I need is somebody new
that is trying to flog us a product that’s unresearched. Road Skills have got a good idea of the direction the industry’s going in and what employers require. You
can only entrust people to train you if you think they understand your needs and what you’re trying to achieve. That’s why I’ve worked with Road Skills for 20 years.”
Austin Wilkinson has recently renewed its 30-driver subscription to the Road Skills Online Professional Development Plan. The program features monthly bite- size Toolbox Talks delivered in an accessible format that is available 24/7 on mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. The solution provides management with an ‘at a glance’ dashboard of all drivers’ progress with the ability to export this information as evidence for audits.