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IN HOUSE TRAINING

RETAINING PEOPLE THROUGH TRAINING

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.

IN-HOUSE TRAINING SCHOOL SECOND TO NONE

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.

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT FOR PEACE OF MIND

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:

  • Health and safety awareness
  • Customer care
  • Risk assessment and method statements
  • Load security
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Abnormal load movement
  • Vulnerable road user training
  • Safe urban driving
  • FORS E-learning
  • LoCITY
  • Safety-Critical Worker medicals
  • Tideway training
  • HS2 training

HERE TO SERVE

Established almost 35 years ago, David Watson Transport is an owner-led family business with an enviable reputation. It promotes from within and has customer service and dedicated support at the heart of the culture and a team that embodies its values.

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HERE TO SERVE

Established almost 35 years ago, David Watson Transport is an owner-led family business with an enviable reputation. It promotes from within and has customer service and dedicated support at the heart of the culture and a team that embodies its values.

READ MORE

 

QUALIFIED TO CERTIFY

As a JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training) accredited organisation, we also provide nationally recognised certification for our drivers in:

  • Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)
  • ADR (Dangerous Goods transportation)
  • ALLMI (Lorry Loading Operation)
  • ALLMI (Slinging and Signalling)
  • ITSSAR (Forklift Truck Training)

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