FORS launches security and counter terrorism training

Following a disturbing increase in the use of commercial vehicles in terrorist-related incidents, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme has launched a new security and counter terrorism online training resource. Delivered through the dedicated FORS Professional training programme, the module aims to better focus a driver’s attention to vehicle security and the potential threat of terrorism, including the use of vehicles as weapons. Although primarily targeting van and truck drivers, FORS is also encouraging managers and other transport professionals to undertake this potentially life-saving learning tool. Wayne Watling, Counter Terror Focus Desk, Metropolitan Police Road and Transport Policing Command, said: “The threat to the UK from terrorism is high and it is important that drivers and operators report anything suspicious to the police as soon as possible. I was keen to be involved in the development of this important security and counter-terrorism eLearning module, as the knowledge gained will help drivers and operators ‘do their bit’.”