IRU Academy and the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) launch an interactive e-learning course on the secure transport of goods at TAPA’s Warsaw Conference this week.
With 22% of transport operators highlighting security as a key challenge for the future of the industry, e-learning is an effective digital solution, offering streamlined, cost-efficient training that complements specific and hands-on practical training. It can also be used for periodical “refresher” learning to reinforce knowledge on key security processes and principles.
There are two versions of the course: one for the transport of high-value goods and the second for general cargo transporters. Both will be made available for purchase online for companies and individuals wishing to learn more about how to keep themselves, their vehicle and their cargo safe.
The course covers all aspects of professional driving, from awareness of security threats and their consequences, to planning routes to reduce risk exposure, how and when to conduct vehicle inspections, the best approach to illegal immigrants, mistakes in cargo documents, and signs of vehicle tampering. It also addresses the value of confidentiality and the appropriate use of social media and how to react if an incident occurs.
By collecting customer feedback and user insight into this course, IRU aims to determine if and how e-learning solutions could be leveraged to enhance skills development and professional excellence in the road transport sector.