Since it was first introduced in January 2018, over 100,000 individuals have completed the award-winning FORS Professional Security and Counter Terrorism eLearning module. The online course was developed by FORS to help support drivers and increase awareness of the threat posed by terrorist incidents.
At Bronze requirement ‘D4 Professional development’, drivers must undertake the Security and Counter Terrorism eLearning module every 24 months.
During the 20-minute online module, participants are taught how to identify threats from terrorism. They also learn the importance of vehicle security and measures which can be introduced to protect drivers and vehicles against hijack, theft and physical attack, with advice on how to report suspicious behaviour or activity. The module also aims to improve driver identification and the reporting of suspicious activity.
To complete the eLearning module, click here.
FORS manager Sonia Hayward said,
It is a sad fact that commercial vans and trucks have been used as a weapon in terrorist-related incidents, both in the UK and abroad. For drivers of commercial vehicles, this is a huge responsibility and we are delighted that FORS is playing a part in equipping them with the knowledge to play their part in tackling terrorism.