Logistics Online Skills Tests
Why you need Logistics skill tests?
Drivers are too often recruited without any form of validated assessment. Whilst they have the necessary License to drive the proposed vehicle, this does not verify their actual skills, knowledge and legal obligations involved in their day to day activities. Due to ever changing regulations, transport companies have to protect themselves by knowing that the drivers they hire have the working knowledge and understanding of their legal requirements; not just that they can drive and have a license to do so; otherwise they may be putting their license at risk! Transport companies also have to be confident that they can trust the driver with their equipment, e.g. a 44 tonne artic carrying a full load (which could exceed £100,000 on the road). They need to be comfortable that this is being done legally and whilst carrying the reputation and legal responsibilities of the company. They need to know that this is being done SAFELY, SECURELY and LEGALLY.
Therefore if you’re hiring then our specific Logistics skill tests such as Load Safety, Manual Tachograph and Drivers Hours are exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you hire them, or utilise the assessments as a training programme to ensure all existing employees are fully up to date with changes to regulations and overall safety requirements.
Overview of Tests
A different approach has been taken to the Transport Suite of assessments. The focus is more towards assessing the drivers basic day to day skills and knowledge in the transport of a variety of goods, that is required by law and the company they are representing and not a measure of the drivers CPC. All the tests are designed to test the knowledge of EU regulations, lawful practice and safety regulations and procedures.
The suite is applicable to both the recruitment of new drivers and existing drivers and has been developed to cater for all employment scenarios such as:
- Full time
- Part time
- Owner Drivers
The assessments are not designed to “Catch out” but to provide the business with practical, demonstrable assessment records of drivers’ knowledge before “commitment to employment” or “hire” when recruiting and/or the identification of training needs and knowledge gaps thereafter.
We recognise that during the recruitment process for new drivers whether directly or through agencies, employers are exposed to unnecessary risks in a number of areas that could be easily mitigated.
In addition, we also appreciate that permanent and long term employed drivers develop gaps in their knowledge over time. Addressing this by regularly taking the assessments (e.g. annually) will ensure the key essentials are at the very least “front of mind” for every driver.
The qualifications of drivers are checked and valid. Their experience is clear from the drivers history but can they do the job, do they have the right level of knowledge and is the company being put at unnecessary risk and exposed to legal action?
Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?
All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.
To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.