Some of our employees have been with David Watson Transport for over 30 years. Many others have a long service history with us too. This shows an incredible loyalty amongst our people, and a willingness from our company to invest in their development. We believe that training is the key to staff retention. It has played a huge part in the continued growth and success of our business. By providing the tools and an environment that encourages learning, we have seen our people grow in confidence and ability, gain new and diverse skills and progress in their careers.
As a leading transport provider, we are committed to assisting our employees in continuous personal development and we believe that our training is second to none. Irrespective of previous experience, new employees are required to attend our in-house training school. This applies to all new starters – no-one is exempt, whoever they are and whatever their position! From the outset, a training officer takes the driver through a full health and safety induction, followed by an intensive training programme, for weeks not days. The training is job-specific and involves on-the-job experience. Refresher training is then carried out at frequent intervals.
All training is based around the safety of our employees, our customers and the general public. Our aim is to provide peace of mind that whilst the work we do and equipment we operate is not without risk, we minimise risk by using highly-skilled operators that take every safety precaution going. The training our drivers undertake covers a broad spectrum of subjects and includes:
As a JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training) accredited organisation, we also provide nationally recognised certification for our drivers in: