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New safety training course

07 Jun 2016

We’ve joined forces with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to develop a tailor-made training course which aims to further improve safety standards and vehicle reliability.

The course has been made available to all engineers and fourth year apprentices across Stagecoach UK Bus and is certified by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

During the three day course, our staff will get an in-depth look at the legalities of vehicle inspection and they'll be given the chance to take an assessed inspection, to help outline the specific requirements that make up an inspection.

Our employees can then apply this knowledge to their role within Stagecoach UK Bus to deliver an even more consistent level of inspection and further improve the standard of vehicle maintenance throughout the company.

Stagecoach UK Bus Engineering Director Sam Greer said: “The safety and quality of our vehicles is absolutely paramount to our operations and we are always looking for ways to further improve safety standards and vehicle reliability.”

FTA’s Head of Contract Management & PassengerFTA Lee Scarlett said: “Working with the Stagecoach training team to develop, trial and launch this bespoke technical training course has been a pleasure and demonstrates the commitment they have to their engineering teams. As the training programme is introduced throughout their network, FTA looks forward to building on this great working relationship for many years to come.”