Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention training
The risk of terrorism in the UK is something that, unfortunately, we all have to live with every day and as security at operating sites increases, as well as changes in security procedures in the hiring of vehicles, the risks to commercial fleet drivers in the potential theft or hijacking of their vehicle for terrorism purposes also increases.
FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, of which RME have been a silver standard member since 2015, recently launched a new ‘Security and Counter Terrorism’ online training resource, which aims to raise driver awareness of potential security and terrorist threats, specifically in terms of theft of vehicles or loads and the use of vehicles as weapons. It also aims to improve driver identification and reporting of suspicious behaviour or activity.
With this in mind, RME recently introduced compulsory Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention training for all their drivers to ensure they are vigilant and aware of any potential threat and to equip them with the knowledge of what measures to take in an emergency situation.
RME’s SHEQ Manager Keith Fort said:
“As an operator of many light commercial vehicles in and around London, we make it our priority to deliver high quality and enhanced training. The very nature of a lot of the work we carry out demands a greater level of understanding of the risks and threats that are posed when driving in London, which is why this extra training is imperative.”