Urban Safe Driving Training for our staff

In line with our commitment to road safety, Thames Materials have completed another safe urban driving course for our drivers. This course focuses on ensuring our drivers are able to share the city streets safely with vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. This included ‘real life’ training where the drivers experience cyclist’s perspective.

Thames Materials gets CLOCS certification

At Thames Materials Ltd we are committed to improving the health and safety standards across all of our operations, including work-related road safety. We recently achieved certification for the ‘CLOCS Standard for Construction Logistics: Managing Work related road risk (WRRR)’ supported by the Health and Safety Executive and Department for Transport, having fitted our own fleet with safety equipment and trained our drivers in vulnerable road user safety. Our drivers are aware of CLOCS and their responsibilities and professional duty in terms of road safety. CLOCS is not owned by Transport for London it is an industry movement and it…

FORS awards Thames Materials a Silver award

After undergoing a review, FORS have awarded Thames Material a Silver award. Silver award is given to companies who have put systems in place for improvement to become greener, safer and more efficient. You can read more about the silver award here. Click here to view our Silver Award.

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FORS Accredited Safe Urban Driving Course

Our drivers undertook the one day course at the Head Office in Uxbridge for a FORS safe urban driving, designed specifically for driving HGV’s safely around the streets of London. It was well received by all the drivers that took the course and a second one has been scheduled for later in the year. We are committed to providing all the training necessary to ensure we keep the streets safe for all.

CPC Training for our drivers

Thames Materials now have 20 drivers passed up to CPC level, and these drivers are in the process of completing am NVQ level 2 in professional driving. The Driver CPC is a new qualification for professional lorry drivers. It stands for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and has been given the Government go-ahead. Holding a vocational driving licence will not be sufficient for someone who wishes to drive these vehicles for a living. The main benefit is road safety and better qualified drivers to help reduce road casualties. The Driver CPC should also bring an improved professional and positive image…

Drivers Undergo Cycle Training

Our drivers have undergone professional training courses to boost awareness of the hazards faced by cyclists on the roads. A team of 20 drivers from Thames Drivers swapped the comfort of their driving cabins for cycles and found themselves wobbling unsteadily amid refuse lorries, coaches and a road-sweeper. The drivers learned how cyclists cope with the threat of sudden door opening, HGVs turning left without warning and dealing with impatient car drivers. Supervised by professional tutors and expert cyclist trainers, the day long training course backed by Transport for London was conducted at a bespoke facility in North London. It…

Side sensors and cameras

After close consultation with FORS we have fitted a trial of side sensors and cameras on some of our fleet.