Best Practice

LOCATION: Transport ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: CEMEX UK Materials
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Not applicable
BEST PRACTICE No: BP69 COMPANY TEL: 0151 424 5521
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Drivers’ training programme
ARTICLE
CEMEX has developed a new training programme for LGV drivers and hired hauliers throughout the UK that is specific to their concerns and needs.

An NVQ (level 2) training programme has been developed via the Valuable Skills Project, which helps formalise the framework already used by CEMEX and provides a quality-assured methodology for improving competence skills. A pilot scheme was run throughout the Derbyshire region for all company
fleet drivers.

Through the new training programmes, CEMEX believes it has enabled drivers to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and, therefore, reduce emissions, such as by driving “in the green band”; block changing the gears (ie moving from a high to a low gear without engaging each gear in between); and ensuring correct tyre pressures. The training also aims to help drivers avoid road traffic incidents through the application of defensive driving techniques and effective pre-start vehicle checks.
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