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Ladies Driving Challenge Part 2

2 Apr 2010

On Sunday 21st March, RAF Portreath The Fire Fighters Charity provided a fun filled day at RAF Portreath, Redruth, to give women the chance to drive a once in a lifetime variety of large and unusual vehicles in the ‘Ladies Driving Challenge’. Participants were invited to try their hand at manoeuvring a range of different vehicles including Fire Engines, Police Cars, Ambulances, JCBs, Articulated Lorries, Buses, Coaches and possibly even a Tank, all kindly donated by local organisations.

Pictured are 2 of the participants from The Fire Fighters Charity Ladies Driving Challenge - RAF Portreath.

For more information on upcoming Ladies Driving Challenges please contact us on 0845 600 9598 or via email at enquiries@wttl.co.uk

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Ladies Driving Challenge Part 1

1 Apr 2010

On Saturday 20th March, RAF Colerne was taken over by around 160 ladies participating in the Marie Curie Ladies Driving Challenge. The event, which ran from 10am to 5pm, challenged the ladies to put their heels behind the wheels of some impressive vehicles. There were seven zoned areas, each dedicated to a different form of transport. From tractors to Motorbikes and Police Cars to LGVs, we had an adventurous off-road 4x4 driving course and even an area which tested the entrants driving skills… blindfolded!

Pictured is Wttl Instructor Gary Barnes (Barney) with 2 of the participants from the Marie Curie Cancer Care Ladies Driving Challenge - RAF Colerne.

For more information on upcoming Ladies Driving Challenges please contact us on 0845 600 9598 or via email at enquiries@wttl.co.uk

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Please Sir, Can I Have Some More?

10 Mar 2010

With over 150 hours of JAUPT accredited training materialsyou may feel Wttl has enough courses to satisfy any employer’s 35 hour needs, but no, our Course Development department are still working with clients to build modules that add benefit within the DCPC requirements.

The latest approved modules include:

  • Driver Operated MHE - A 7-hour module for drivers using Lift trucks, Moffat or Lorry Mounted Cranes.
  • Tanker Awareness – A 7-hour module for tanker drivers, which can be delivered within the existing ADR syllabus.

Currently awaiting approval:

  • Practical Risk Assessment – A 7-hour module for drivers, outlining how to recognise, assess and manage the H&S risks they face each day.
  • First Aid – A 7- hour module on the basics of first aid that will give drivers some of the skills to practically assist at the roadside, or at home.

If you feel you have a training need that could become a DCPC module please contact us either by phone or email enquiries@wttl.co.uk

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Young Drivers

9 Mar 2010

With the introduction of the new EU Driver CPC legislation, it is now possible for a person of 18 to
acquire their Category C (followed by C+E) licence. We have had a number of enquiries since
September 2009, and are now able to offer funded training* for these young drivers to help towards
training costs, via Apprenticeships and Train to Gain.

* To be eligible for the funding, the
candidate must be employed in the haulage industry.

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Employer Forum

4 Mar 2010

Following the success in consulting with employer groups in the build up to implementing our Driver CPC offer, it was a logical extension to continue using this expertise to review the overall training needs and the offer to the sector.

The group, representing some 10,000 plus employees in logistics, initially gathered on the 22nd January and after some initial discussions on legislative required training, quickly moved on to development training.

The group identified a need to produce a clear training pathway for staff wishing to develop into the roles of: Warehouse Operative, Driver, Traffic Clerk, Traffic Supervisor and Warehouse Supervisor.

The next stage, commencing at the 30th March meeting will be to identify the key skills required at each stage and build training plans to ensure staff can be fully supported as they work to develop toward these roles.

For further information on the work of this group and how to get involved contact us either by phone or email: enquiries@wttl.co.uk

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Wttl happy to help

1 Mar 2010

Pictured 3rd from the left with his band of merry men is Ray Glasscoo, President of the Devizes Rotary Club and also Wttl Company Director.

Rotary Clubs nationwide have responded with a campaign of action to help the victims of the unprecedented earthquake disaster that shook Haiti recently, by raising funds to send Shelter Boxes and Water Aid Kits direct to the stricken area.

The Shelter box contains a 10 x man all weather tent, water purification kits, cooking equipment, basic tools, a stove and other essential survival equipment. The boxes are supplied by the Disaster Relief Charity SHELTERBOX.

If you would like to make a donation please contact Ray on 01380 721310 or email Wttl: enquiries@wttl.co.uk