Delivering important advice
for van drivers
WIRRAL'S Road Safety Team is planning a
special, free seminar later this month aimed at van drivers and fleet managers
in the borough.
The event, which takes place in Seacombe, on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, is about
supporting local business owners to meet their responsibilities in protecting
their vehicles, staff and ultimately their business.
Department of Transport statistics reveal that in 2015 there were 4,750
casualties involving occupants of vans or light goods vehicles. This is almost
four times more casualties than occupants of Heavy Goods Vehicles, during the
The seminar will feature guest speakers from independent fleet risk advisors
Prestige, Merseyside Police, the Freight Transport Association representing the
Van Excellence Scheme and the Council's Road Safety Team.
Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Highways and
Infrastructure, said:- "Driving for work, particularly in liveried
vehicles, presents a whole range of potential issues for both the drivers and
the organisations they are working for. Ensuring that both driver and vehicle
are suitable for the job is essential and the aim of this seminar is to help
raise awareness of the various issues companies may face. Providing such support
to businesses is an important part of achieving our pledge to provide transport
fit for the future.“
The seminar lasts from 9.30am noon. Booking is essential as places are limited?
To book, email details; names of attendee, name of organisation, contact
details and any dietary requirements. To attend you must send it to Carl Loughlin
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling:- 0151 606 2501.