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VOC & Refresher Training

Verification of Competency or VOC

An employer has a duty of care to make sure a person is capable of doing what they hold a Licence for and “safely do what needs to be done”.

Employer’s view

As an employer, you may need to organise some VOC’s for drivers you already have working for you as part of a workplace audit, a request from your insurance company or a Principal Contractor, who has engaged you to undertake some work for them.

You may also be looking at employing some new drivers to work for you.

In both of these instances, we are able to offer you a VOC or Verification of Competency.

With existing staff
We can assess their current practical skills level with the gearbox they are using, their on road driving skills, reversing and trailer skills and address any specific issues you have, refresh the basics etc.

With new staff
You direct them to us or book them in as part of your employment hiring process and we can make an impartial judgement on their driving skills and suitability for the role you are trying to fill and report directly back to you with the findings, saving you organising trucks and staff to be available to take potential new employees out for a test drive.

Driver’s view

Whilst you may be legally allowed to drive a class of vehicle i.e. you hold a current Heavy Combination Unconditional Licence, can you actually drive the truck safely, without crashing and crunching through the gearbox?

The answer to this may be “Yes” or “No – not currently competent”. If you have not driven for a while, then you should definitely consider doing some
refresher training as you may only get 1 chance to make an impression.

If you called for a job interview and asked to undertake a VOC, you need to ensure you can demonstrate this to your prospective employer.

Prices

In your vehicle

  • $80 per hour
  • Depending on your location we may also need to charge for travelling time

In our vehicles

  • LR $80 per hour
  • MR $90 per hour
  • HR $110 per hour
  • HC $130 per hour
  • MC $150 per hour

* All prices are GST exempt except travelling time

Refresher Training

For Drivers

We can organise refresher training for you if you have not driven for a while:-

  • To re-gain your confidence
  • To enable you to be successful with a VOC or a job interview
  • Provide you with insight into what a prospective employer will be looking for
  • We can organise practice with reversing
  • We can organise practice with trailers
  • We can organise practice with a road ranger gearbox
  • You can have as little or as much time as you want

For Employers

We also offer refresher training for employers looking to keep licenced staff up to date with current procedures and legislation, refresh their memory on the basics and eliminate any bad driving habits that may have developed.

This can be done at our facility but is usually better done in yours as we can address specific problems that relate to your working environment.

We can

  • Assess and report back on the employee’s driving skills
  • Ensure correct industry procedures
  • Suggest how to minimise maintenance
  • Assist in training to drive economically
  • Conduct some short theory question and answer sessions to re-confirm what drivers should know
  • Issue paperwork to place on file to confirm that training has been completed

We are happy to discuss any specific issues you may have

Prices

In your vehicle

  • $80 per hour
  • Depending on your location we may also need to charge for travelling time

In our vehicles

  • LR $80 per hour
  • MR $90 per hour
  • HR $110 per hour
  • HC $130 per hour
  • MC $150 per hour

* All prices are GST exempt except travelling time

Have a question, looking to get your licence or need to upgrade? Send Enquiry

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