ARRM MasterClasses (1st Wednesday of each month at 11am)

ARRM MasterClasses are for ARRM members only. We have brought together experts and thought leaders to expand our knowledge and broaden our minds on some of the most important topics including risk management, driver competence, fatigue, wellbeing, infrastructure safety and vehicle technology. Each MasterClass consists of a punchy 30 minute presentation followed by members' questions.

ARRM Members should register using the link in the 'Members Only' section of the website

Non-members can join here

The MasterClasses will be delivered using Zoom Webinar software so you will need a Zoom account in order to participate (a basic account is free).


Driver recruitment & training
in a post-COVID world


Speaker: Simon Gardner, BEd (hons), CMILT, FARRM, RoSPA dip, Delegated Driving Examiner, Cardiff Bus

The PCV/HGV driver scene is currently enduring a hugely difficult time. With a significant driver shortage already apparent prior to COVID, the situation has only got worse. Some of the important current challenges that Simon will cover include:

  • Driver shortage
  • Interviews and assessments under COVID restrictions
  • Medical appointment delays
  • Licence backlogs
  • Driver resignations due to stress

Simon will also talk delegates through the eight-week process that he and his training academy team take their new recruits through including:

  • CPC
  • Post-sickness training
  • Post-RTC training
  • Driver conduct and discipline processes
  • Vehicle type training including electric vehicles
  • Training to reduce emissions and future incidents
  • Assisting the emergency services with driver training

The themes covered in this masterclass will be valuable to anyone involved in recruiting and training drivers for passenger carrying or commercial vehicles.

About Simon Gardner

Simon Gardner heads up the Cardiff Bus driver training academy and a DVSA Delegated Driving Examiner PCV cat D, D1, D + E & Module 4 Driver CPC (PCV). He has been a qualified driving instructor for over 20 years.


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