Transport for London (TfL) has given Fleet Source the go-ahead to deliver FORS-funded training on road safety and environmental responsibility during lockdown.

Fleet Source, which provides FORS professional driver training, will deliver the theory element of its Safe Urban Driving, Van Smart and LoCity training courses.

It will schedule on-cycle practical training post-lockdown once social distancing measures are eased.

Fleet Source chief executive, Nick Caesari said: “Fleet professionals have been contacting us to establish how they can use available time currently, to catch up on driver and operator training, stay compliant with FORS status and save money.

“So we’re delighted to be able to support the FORS community with TfL-approved FORS-funded training just at the time they need it most."

Sam Weller, TfL principle city planner, said: “We completely understand the issues and pressures being faced by the fleet sector currently and we’re committed to opening up funded training to as many FORS operators as possible.

“Fleet Source is to continue our FORS support, through their online training solution. We have worked with them for many years on our funded driver training programmes and the team is also the UK’s leading approved training specialist for Vulnerable Road Users.”

Fleet Source’s daily theory training sessions will cover:

• Safe Urban Driving, which meets FORS Silver accreditation, CLOCS standards and contractual WRRS (work-related road risk) requirements

• Van Smart, which focuses on work-related road risks and improving safety for van drivers

• LoCity, which helps commercial drivers and fleet managers save fuel and reduce the environmental impact of their vehicles, by using journey planning, vehicle checks, fuel-efficient driving and alternative fuels