TRANSPORT TRAINING SERVICES
|Posted on February 17, 2015 at 7:40 AM|
TTS provides professional apprenticeship training for the Motor Vehicle Industry.
Applications are now open for our September 2015 intake in the following trades:
• Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
• Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
• Body Repair
• Vehicle Refinishing
For an apprenticeship application form click here.
Schools / Groups
For a tour of our new purpose built centre followed by a discussion on careers within the motor industry contact us. Book early to avoid disappointment.
TTS has developed a unique, free 1,2,3 Apprentice Preparation Service which will help find the right person for your company.
If you wish to be added to our list of employers taking apprentices this year click here. Book early to benefit from the new free 1, 2, 3 service.
|Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:40 PM|
As part of continuing work to reduce road casualties, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan, together with the Health and Safety Executive and PSNI, today launched ‘Driving at Work Northern Ireland: An Employers’ Guide’.
The guide has been developed jointly by DOE and the Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland. It assists employers and employees in understanding their duties under health and safety at work law for driving at work.
It provides practical guidance for those who drive for work and their managers. It includes consideration of the potential consequences for companies who do not comply with their duties, and will be relevant to all businesses, regardless of their size.
Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan said: “Every death on our roads is one too many. The increase in deaths last year is therefore of serious concern to me. It is for this reason that I have urged everyone to make road safety their New Year’s resolution. We all need to ensure that we do all we can to reduce the unnecessary death and suffering caused by road traffic collisions.
“Many casualties may involve people driving at work. Employers are therefore in a unique position to make a significant contribution to reducing the levels of those killed and seriously injured on our roads. This booklet is designed to help them in this work and I believe is an important element of work by my Department and others to address and improve road safety.
“I therefore call on employers to study this booklet. They have duties to protect the health and safety of their employees. They may not fully realise this responsibility with regard to those who drive during their work. By examining and actively managing those driving as part of their job, employers can help minimise the risks to their employees and indeed their business."
HSENI Chief Executive Keith Morrison added: “HSENI is pleased to work in partnership with the DOE to help raise awareness of this important issue. Some employers have already taken key messages on board, but I would urge all employers to consider their duties under health and safety law for employees who drive as part of their work activities. By doing this they will be able to put in place practical measures to help reduce risk on the road, measures that are clearly in everyone’s interest."
Welcoming the launch of the ebooklet, Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd added: “While road safety will continue to be a priority for police, the sad reality is that many of the most serious road traffic collisions which kill and seriously injure people could have been avoided.
“We must all take personal responsibility for our actions. Slow down. Pay greater attention to your surroundings. Always wear a seatbelt and NEVER drive after drinking or taking drugs. If everyone follows this advice, there will be fewer serious and fatal road traffic collisions and more people live.”
As part of the DOE’s ‘Share the Road to Zero Campaign’, the guide highlights the importance of the implementation of three simple but potentially life-saving management practices – safe driver, safe vehicle, safe journey.
The three main areas of the management of occupational road risk are:
• safe driver – are your drivers competent and capable of doing their work in a way that is safe for them and other people?
• safe vehicle – are vehicles fit for the purpose for which they are used?
• safe journey – do you plan routes thoroughly?
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has been working in partnership with the Department of the Environment (DOE) and the Police Service for Northern Ireland to produce a public information guide – ‘Driving at Work Northern Ireland’. This information is aimed at increasing awareness among employers of their responsibility, to ensure the risks associated with driving at work are considered and actively managed.
A range of research reports indicate that a range between 25% - 33% of road traffic collisions in Britain involve someone driving at work. A Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) report for DOE 2010-11 concluded it was reasonable to read the British data across to Northern Ireland.
The ‘Driving at work Northern Ireland – an employer’s guide’ is available to download at the NI Direct website .
The PSNI and the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) take the lead on the enforcement of road traffic legislation, working closely with HSENI where management failures under health and safety at work law may have contributed to the cause of the collisions.
Transport Training Services (NI) Ltd can help you with all your fleet management and safe driving requirements. Management training, driver risk assessments and training to acquire new licences are all available through our training centre at Nutts Corner. Call today at 028 9082 5653 to find out more.
|Posted on January 7, 2015 at 4:20 AM|
|Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM|
TTS has launched its new website at www.transport-training.com
This has been designed to be more customer friendly enabling you to search for the course you want, register and pay on-line. Our prices will be adjusted to make it cheaper to register and pay on-line.
We will keep you up-to-date with news on our blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Linked-in.
The new TTS shop will bring you a range of products including books, clothing, tools, and music.
Don't miss our new weather forecast page where you can check with up-to-date information from the Met Office and the BBC.
Potential apprentices can now register on-line and receive immediate confirmation.
Employers wishing to employ an apprentice can also register on-line and read our FAQ section.
Not sure which training you need? Check our new Training Guide. This will be updated as new courses come on board.
TTS has now extended its business portfolio to include transport training on Land, Sea, and Air.