Posted 05 Sep 2016
Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) continue to raise industry standards with the introduction of their new Driver Training Programme which will incorporate Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) driver training.
“The new programme follows an 18 month review of our driver training and has been tailored to ensure that the training delivered is of the highest quality and sets the benchmark in the industry for driver training.” Simon Smart, Managing Director Container Transport, Maritime.
The course content has been developed in-house, utilising knowledge and skills from staff in various areas across the business. The programme has been developed in association with the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) to receive their accreditation. There are five different modules, so all drivers have the opportunity to learn different skills which other standard programmes don’t offer.
As part of the revised training programme, all Maritime drivers will receive First Aid training. The inclusion of First Aid training comes following a suggestion from Kevin Forth, a Driver Trainer at the company’s Milton Keynes depot. Kevin was first on the scene of a motorcycle accident, and was able to offer First Aid following a course he’d attended.
Gary Austin, Transport Manager, Maritime “By including basic first aid training in the programme it means our drivers will be fully equipped to assist should they be the first on the scene of an accident.”
The training programme is another demonstration of Maritime’s innovative approach that sees the company finding new ways to improve the logistics sector, services they offer to their customers and the general public.