THE FORS security and counter terrorism online eLearning module has been completed by over 100,000 FORS members since it was first introduced in January 2018.
Earlier this year, the module won the Counter Terrorism Education Project Award for its role in raising awareness of security and terrorist threats, specifically in terms of theft of vehicles or loads and the use of vehicles as weapons.
With the launch of the FORS Standard version 5 in January 2018, completion of the eLearning module became mandatory at entry level FORS Bronze, reflecting growing concerns about commercial vehicle security and terrorists threats.
During the online course, which is free to access for all FORS members, attendees are taught how to identify threats from terrorism. They learn the importance of vehicle security and measures which can be introduced to protect drivers and vehicles against hijack, theft and physical attack, with advice on how to report suspicious behaviour or activity.