Gist roll-over training

Guildford, Surrey, UK: Some 200 of Gist’s driver have undertaken practical advanced driver training for qualified truck drivers that focuses on preventing rollovers and jack-knifing.

As part of the training, drivers are taken to and beyond the point of a roll-over

The training programme is provided by International Road Safety Training and demonstrates the importance of correct emergency braking techniques.  For many drivers, this is the first opportunity they have had to carry out emergency braking with a full-loaded vehicle, Gist says.

As part of the training, drivers are taken to and beyond the point of a roll-over enabling drivers to experience the effects vehicle safety systems, the sensation this produces on the road and how the system operates.

Gist vehicles and trailers have been fitted with electronic roll stability systems in addition to the ABS/ EBS braking systems. This training and vehicle specification forms part of a wider road risk management system which includes driver risk profiles, load plans for optimum loading and weight distribution, route risk assessments and delivery point risk assessments.

Martin Gwynn, chief executive, Gist, said: “Safety is paramount to our business. We have thousands of drivers on the road, 24 hours a day and it is vital that we provide the right training and environment for our people to be safe at all times.”

Gist, part of the Linde Group, has a turnover of €600m, and is a leading player in the perishable and chilled sector.

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