Driver Training

1) General
We recognise that there will be exceptional circumstances where training could be used to deliver more qualified drivers to meet the demands of our freight and passenger sectors in these unusual times.
For example, training that might be deemed exceptional would be for Drivers that would be doing final assessments or training that would make them productive in days rather than weeks and to not carry out that training would unnecessarily impact on the delivery of an emergency timetable or service.
Just because a company has carried out a risk assessment does not automatically mean that the training is therefore essential.
We advise that best practice is:
a) That all non-essential driver training should cease.
b) That essential training that facilitates the objectives outlined above is permitted only if this is agreed with our negotiators and the individuals concerned.
c)  That route refreshing solely via online resources or DVD is permitted temporarily andonly where agreed with our negotiators.


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