Sustainable best practice for road freight operators

Driver Skills Training is only the second organisation based outside London in the East Midlands to be registered by Transport for London to deliver FORS approved training . All our courses are approved for Driver CPC accreditation by JAUPT on behalf of the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Transport for London (TfL) and a growing number of organisations now require a comprehensive approach to Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) to be undertaken when working on a contract. This includes a requirement for all drivers (Trucks and Vans) to undertake the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Approved Driver Training (Safe Urban Driving) within 60 days of the contract start date unless they have undertaken similar driver training in the last three years.

The WRRR contract promoted by TfL, requires that the Safe Urban Driving course as accredited by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training, is undertaken.

SUD – Safe Urban Driving – Looking out for vulnerable road users

Course description:

A one-day course providing information and techniques to operate safely on busy urban roads.

Benefits of SUD training

  • Fully aligned to meet the training requirement of:
  • Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard
  • Contractual Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) requirements
  • Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver level
  • Driver CPC accredited
  • Funded for FORS accredited operators in London


An increase in population across cities and towns in the UK adds to the challenges and hazards of driving.  To help improve road safety, SUD focuses on understanding how vulnerable road users behave and giving drivers a first hand experience of being a VRU.

What will you learn?

In the Classroom:

  • How and why roads are changing to accommodate active travel, such as walking and cycling
  • Who vulnerable road users are, and how they interact with traffic
  • How to share the road safely
  • Use and limitations of supplementary vehicle safety equipment and how to maintain its effectiveness

On the road (cycling)

  • Demonstrate control of a bike
  • Demonstrate where to ride on the road and the use and limitations of cycle infrastructure
  • Tackle challenging roads and traffic situations
  • Demonstrate how and when to pass queuing traffic
  • Identify and react to hazardous road surfaces
  • Use the experience of having cycled in moving traffic to improve driving standards and consideration for others

This course is presented with our Logistics Trainers who have extensive experience of the London Environment in conjunction with our Cycle Trainers Pedal Ready

Why should I join?

Accreditation could help you tender for business, save you money, improve safety and reduce your environmental impact. FORS accredited companies have access to a range of exclusive benefits and discounts that offer real competitive advantage.

FORS provides a quality and performance benchmark for van, lorry, mini­bus, coach and bus operators and allows access to a range of exclusive accreditation benefits. Accreditation of FORS can provide the tools to help you become safer, greener and more efficient. It is an excellent way to prove to existing and potential clients your credentials as a high performing operator who adheres to high quality standards