Van drivers are vital to the UK economy in every way imaginable.

The van sector has grown into a substantial part of the motor industry and is very much under the spotlight for the general public, legislators and enforcement authorities.

Changes to sentencing guidelines mean companies and individuals are, more than ever, culpable for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Fines are dependent on turnover and, in the case of larger companies, these could reach millions of pounds. Sentences imposed upon individuals are more severe and the likelihood of custodial sentences for directors is also greater.

It is against this background that a number of Van Excellence Accredited Operators have created meaningful training standards by which the entire industry can be measured.

High quality training is one of the essential principles cited in the HSE publication Leading Health and Safety at Work.

With Logistics UK’s Van Excellence training you benefit from:

  • Reduced risks, fewer accidents, lower costs. 
  • Evidence of management intent.
  • Increased road safety.
  • Increased productivity. 
  • Evidence of accountability.
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