Encore are an approved DCPC training centre and offer free CPC training to their drivers and those of their customers. Our in house courses offer training on Drivers Hours and RT(WT)R in order to keep them up to date with legislation. Health & Safety, Prevention of Bridge Strikes and Customer Service and, two new courses recommended by DVSA, Drivers Health and Safe Driving and the Highway Code to take into account the request from the DVSA that courses make reference to road safety and especially vulnerable road users.
FTA Accreditation Scheme Members
Encore are proud to be a part of the Freight Transport Assocaiation (FTA) Accreditation Scheme – a voluntary initiative which has been developed alongside operators and the FTA, and aims to recognise, encourage and promote good practice within the transport sector, including;
- Highest levels of quality and compliance
- Reduction of corporate and operational risk
- Adhere to all legal and statutory requirements
- Knowledge that drivers are managed to the very highest standards to support your operation
- Verification that employees are promoting good practice
Approved Driver Scheme
A new initiative rolled out in 2015 measures and rewards the performance of Encores Drivers. It measures not only attitude and ability but compliance with regards driving legislation and driver infringements.
Encore have implemented an Workforce Agreement to extend their reference period to 26 weeks and allowing night drivers to be able to work more than the maximum 10 hours per night. A new time sheet procedure has been implemented to record all Encore & non- Encore working hours and to support, our systems are able to record all working hours to ensure they remain compliant with regards the average 48 hour week.
Licence Checks & References
All drivers are fully referenced prior to their first booking and a performance check is carried out on completion of their first day’s work to confirm they are suitable for the role. Their licence is checked with the DVLA on completion of their interview and checked every three months thereafter to verify there have been no changes.