FORS has updated and revised its training output and introduced a new safe driving course.

The course is delivered through the FORS professional training portfolio and is available to drivers of all vehicle classes, from vans through to 44-tonne artics.

It said the full redesign meant participants would receive the latest tuition on defensive driving to instil a safety mindset that benefited drivers, vulnerable road users and the wider public.

The course includes drivers’ regulatory responsibilities and the importance of safe driving practices on motorways, rural and urban roads.

Safe Driving also explores key areas that may negatively impact individuals behind the wheel such as driver fitness, health, distraction and impairment.

It also includes a practical on-cycle session and a theory module. Both three-and-a-half-hour modules contribute towards the driver CPC plus mandatory work-related road risk training as required at FORS Silver.

“Both our previous safe urban driving and van smart training courses delivered significant benefits for drivers, albeit for different vehicle classes,” said FORS concession director Geraint Davies.

“Our new safe driving course brings all the various course elements together into one redesigned package, which will provide benefits for everyone.”