The RTITB has delivered its standardised Driver CPC training to more than 500 Jack Richards & Son drivers.
Since joining the consortium, Jack Richards & Son has worked with the RTITB Instructor Academy to double the number of trained instructors able to deliver in-house driver training, as well as increasing its knowledge of compliance. The firm’s drivers are receiving their required training and development through seven hours of instruction from the eight in-house trainers.
On their partnership with RTITB, Demus Smerdon, Training & Hygiene Manager for Jack Richards & Son (South), commented: “We deliver training of value, not of necessity because the most important people in our operation are our drivers – RTITB offers us a one-stop shop for our driver and instructor training needs. We have found that if you deliver the right training, you save time and money on managing issues further down the line. As a professional body, by working with RTITB we also have the complete reassurance of compliance and enjoy exceptional operational support from their team.”
Smerdon continued, “Seven hours of Driver CPC training a year is not enough to change a company, but it’s enough to cement driver’s skills and responsibilities and bring about a culture change for the better. Operations that treat it as a ‘box ticking’ exercise are missing a trick and we’d recommend they talk to RTITB about their training needs.”