AGREEMENT BETWEEN PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE AND THE CWU ON THE NATIONAL DEPLOYMENT OF A REVISED PERTEMPS POST RTA TRAINING INTERVENTION
Branches and representatives are informed that trial activity has been taking place under our agreed Table of Success approach at a number of Parcelforce Worldwide Depots since October 2016 in relation to post intervention training interventions. Colleagues will be aware that under the 2014 agreed RTA Procedure one of the current post RTA interventions is a 4hr Pertemps training/assessment, the driver training supplier to RMG.
The trial activity, which was overseen by the Transport Working Group, reviewed the existing post RTA course, which was made up of 1 hour classroom and 3 hours driving with a view of achieving the following:
Creating a real world intervention for the driver
Better utilization of the trainer/assessor time
To allow for more varied on the road coaching activities
To ensure the instructor has a better understanding of the job role under realistic conditions
Training that can be tailored to suit the individual driver to achieve and demonstrate the expected appropriate behaviours
Overriding all trial activity was the key principles of “keeping drivers driving”, as contained in the 2014 Joint Agreement on the Road Traffic Accident Procedure’
Trial activity has now concluded with positive feedback from drivers being received and recommendation from the JWG that the revised training would be beneficial.
Discussions have therefore taken place at National level and an agreement has been concluded and endorsed by the Postal Executive which will enable the revised process to be deployed Nationally. A copy of the agreement is attached for your information.
Branches and representatives will note that prior to any deployment a joint presentation will be provided to Regional Organisers, local representatives and managers to ensure that the agreement and revised process is fully understood.
The agreement also confirms that the process is to be used as a corrective and not punitive intervention, when required.