Training Facilities

An Operator’s Licence (or O licence) is the legal authority needed to operate goods vehicles in Great Britain. Highway Logistics can provide thorough O licence training and operators licence awareness training for businesses.

Highway Logistics Training

FORS – The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

Improve your fleet standards with FORS through Highway Logistics. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

Lifting Plans

Highway Logistics can consult on safe lift planning. The planning of individual routine lifting operations may be the responsibility of those who carry them out (e.g a slinger or crane operator). But for much more complex lifting operations (eg a tandem lift using multiple cranes), a written plan should be developed by a person with significant and specific competencies – adequate training, knowledge, skills and expertise – suitable for the level of the task.

Operators Licence Compliance Training

Highway Logistics can supply training with regards to O licence compliance. Here are some examples of the content provided as well as the benefits of the training for both drivers and operators.

Course content 
  • Operator licencing system. 
  • Vehicle checks and defect reporting. 
  • Overview of EU drivers’ hours rules and working time regulations. 
  • Driver licencing. 
  • Enforcement systems, procedures and penalties. 
Benefits of attending 
  • Demonstrates the consequences of non-compliance for both operator and driver. 
  • Enhances knowledge and understanding of road transport law.
  • Greater understanding of the OCRS system and powers of enforcement.

What is an O licence?

An operator’s licence (or O licence) is the legal authority needed to operate goods vehicles in Great Britain. A licence is issued by the Traffic Commissioner – the independent regulator of the commercial road transport industry; a Traffic Commissioner also has powers to take regulatory action against a licence holder where they fail to meet the expected standards of operation. This action includes curtailment (limiting or reducing the number of vehicles an operator is able to operate), suspension (temporarily stopping operations) or revocation (permanently removing an operator’s licence to operate commercial vehicles).