We can help your business with:
There is a wide range of legislation with which employers must comply. They must be able to demonstrate evidence of their compliance in order to operate. Therefore, many training needs are associated with ensuring employers meet legal requirements, for example:
• Maintaining documented training records as proof of competence.
• Ensuring staff have the relevant certificates or licences to do their job. Many certificates and licences have expiry dates and refresher dates which require employers and staff to undergo ongoing periodic training to maintain the validity of certification/licencing.
• Increasing flexibility so that each employee is able to do more than one job, or that there are several employees able to do the same job, thereby enabling the employer to fulfil their customers needs. For example, having several staff licensed in the Carriage of Dangerous Goods so that the employer can respond quickly and flexibly to the needs of customers who require this service.
Increasingly employers in the sector need to protect themselves against legal action from employees, customers or the public. If a driver falls from his truck, the first question asked of an employer is “ What evidence have you got that the driver has received adequate training in working at height” . Without documented evidence that the driver has received formal training and instruction the company would be automatically liable for any injury caused, unable to defend itself fully against any potential legal action or litigation. Therefore, common requirements include:
• Giving people skills to enable them to do their job efficiently and safely.
• Refreshing employees to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
• Giving responsibility to individual’s to act correctly and safely.
• Protecting the company against legal action.
Cost and Value for Money
The logistics sector is a high turnover-low return environment with typically a successful operation returning less than 10% gross or 3% net. Therefore any training solution must offer the following:
• Value for money-“more bangs for the buck” equates in transport to more training for the £ spent.
• Training which reduces costs relating to fuel (approx 30% of costs) and to maintenance and accident related costs including insurance (approx 10% of costs)
We provide services where even the standard off the shelf products can be tailored to suit the audience through careful discussion with the purchaser. We can develop bespoke courses for the companies with whom we operate, promoting buy in from participants. Our services will be provided at flexible times and locations to suit the clients with the vast majority undertaken on your site to fit in with staff availability.
We continually develop our products in line with legislation and technological advances in the sector but most of all with employer demand. Our products and services are aligned to industry and statutory requirements, with a range of qualifications on offer capable of giving a one stop shop to our customers.
We use our in-depth knowledge of our sector, as well as our strong relationships with employers and trade bodies to inform the development of our training on an ongoing basis. Where specific training needs are identified we are able to respond quickly to meet those needs
With both of these first items the customer must get the training from somewhere- The first choice needs to be LS&C.