Site Vehicle Competence Assessment Driver Skills Card reaccredited for third year in a row
COMMITTED to promoting safe and competent driving practices, MinTrain have announced that the Site Vehicle Competence Assessment Driver Skills Card has been reaccredited by CLOCS as a recognized competency assessment for the third year in a row, valid for 12 months.
Recently rebranded to the SVCA Driver & Plant Skills Card, the SVCA currently has six categories under the Driver Skills Card: Mixer, Tipper, Volumetric, Tanker, Skip Loader, and 4x4 Utility Vehicle.
As all these vehicles are commonly used in construction projects in the UK, it is important to ensure that their drivers are competent in order to help improve standards.
MinTrain director Mark Cowan explained: ‘After recently becoming a CLOCS Delivery Partner, it was great to hear the news of SVCA re-approval, which demonstrates our commitment to support CLOCS.
‘Accompanied by the accreditation from industry awarding body EMPI Awards and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for Mixers, the role of CLOCS as part of what we do is an essential element as we strive to improve standards across the construction and minerals sectors.
‘Coverage of all vehicle types across our sectors continues with the recent addition of the Tanker category, which is mapped to the current suite of national Occupational Standards (NOS) for Tankers.
‘We also offer a 15% discount to CLOCS Champions on the SVCA and other training, assessment, and consultancy services, to help provide support in the current financial situation we are all experiencing.’
Andy Brooke, programme director for CLOCS, said: ‘We have been working with Mark and the MinTrain team for a few years now and continue to be impressed by their drive and passion in everything they do.
‘Making our roads safer is their primary focus in all activities and we’re delighted to have had Mark speak to the CLOCS community at a member meeting and at one of our Online Safety Forums, sharing his knowledge and insights to help educate and inform our members. As a founding Delivery Partner, we look forward to continuing our collaboration and seeing what the future brings.’
Mr Cowan added that MinTrain are always looking for new ways to innovate and expand their offerings to include vehicles that fit within the SVCA Driver Skills Card and, as such, would be happy to hear from anyone who has a vehicle that might fit this category.