Van Smart Course Information

Increase road safety

In London, vans account for 80 per cent of all road freight mileage. 10 per cent of road traffic incidents involve a van and 11 per cent of these incidents result in serious injury or fatality.

Gain Accreditation

A van Smart course helps your business to comply with the latest laws and legislation, it is a vital part of meeting FORS, CLOCS and WRRR requirements which open opportunities to new contracts.

Benefits of Van Smart training

Van Smart training increases professional drivers awareness of potential hazards and accidents within the urban environment. The course has been specifically designed to inform them how to operate efficiently and effectively at all times.

Van Smart training is a Transport For London (TFL) backed driver training scheme, it was introduced with the aim of reducing road risks involving vans, improve driver safety and create long term behavioural change in professional van drivers. The course is for anyone who drives a van, either as a professional driver or driving a van professionally for any part of the working day. A Van Smart training course consists of two 3.5 hour training modules, which are both delivered on the same day (Unless you have special requirements). As part of this course each delegate will receive a driver handbook, a toolkit for managers, a competency framework, toolbox talks and a poster set which all help to reinforce the safety-based message.

drivers attending a van smart course

Theory content includes:

  • How to effectively plan & prepare for a journey & why this is important
  • How to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy
  • Safe loading procedures & how to make your load safe 
  • Basic safety rules for van drivers & defensive driving techniques 

Practical content includes:

  • How to share the road safely with others
  • Driver attitude & the perception towards vulnerable road users
  • On road experience to understand why collisions occur & how to reduce the likelihood
  • Introduction to active travel, driver fitness & health

Van Smart Training With Seven

A Van smart training course is almost unique in comparison to most other driver training courses that are currently on offer with the format of the training, the equipment needed to complete the course and the target market for this training course. We have designed our training services to make your training experience as easy as possible and that commitment is evident with Van Smart courses. We come to you, we deliver Van Smart courses throughout the United Kingdom in areas such as Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, London and all the surrounding areas allowing your company to receive training at your office (provided that it is a suitable training environment). We also bring all the equipment required to complete training courses, our training van enables us to provide the bikes, helmets and high visibility vests as well as other equipment needed to complete this course. Through our history and commercial vehicle background we understand your operational needs, training courses can be delivered to work around your individual business schedule. Whatever your individual training requirements are we will try to accommodate them and deliver modules at the most convenient time and date for you.