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Black Friday Scam’s and how to avoid them

 

London, 23rd November 2017: Black Friday sales are a great opportunity to bag a bargain. And cyber fraudsters are acutely aware of this. In fact, you can bet your sales savings that they have been honing their deception skills and putting their devious plans into place well before the November sales day.

With this in mind and with cyber fraud at an all-time high, £1.1 billion during 2016 according to accountants KPMG, consumer cyber security experts BullGuard have put together some very useful tips that will help you avoid the cyber criminals during the Black Friday sales.

Watch out for phishing mails

As Black Friday approaches cyber fraudsters get seriously busy crafting phishing emails. These emails are endlessly creative and claim to be from all sorts of organisations that you will know from well-known retailers, sports suppliers and even travel companies. The one thing they have in common is an offer that is too good to ignore. Except that’s exactly what you should do, ignore and bin them.

The aim of the fraudsters is to get you to click on a link. This can either take you through to a website that requests you enter all your personal information to get the offer, or you will inadvertently download some malware that will steal your personal information. Either way you will have been duped. You will have just handed your information over to a fraudster and you certainly won’t be benefiting from any offers.

Learn how to identify fake websites

Fraudsters create websites that look just like legitimate retailers and of course they have sales offers to die for. The only problem is that once you make the payment you’re likely to receive a deeply shoddy product and certainly not the one that has been advertised. However, in all likelihood you’ll receive nothing at all other than a depleted bank account.

This is the way of the cyber crooks. Sometimes these fake sites are obvious; they’re littered with spelling errors and the design can be less than polished. However, that said, some are professional looking indeed.

To identify a fake site you need to check the URL address. Fraudsters will try and use a name that is as close to the original as possible but the site address will likely end in a .net or .org or something similar. If in doubt, search the site you are looking for and compare the URLs,

Check the website security

It should be a golden rule that you avoid buying something from a website that doesn’t have ‘https’ at the start of the URL. The ‘s’ stands for secure and signifies encrypted data. You should also look for a green padlock in the browser bar as this also symbolises the same thing. If either of these things are missing give the site a wide berth.

Guard your personal information

When you’re on a website and you receive a request to provide information you should never provide more than your name, address and phone number. When you’re about to make a purchase or check out of the site you shouldn’t have to answer any ‘security’ or privacy questions. This can be another way of conning a visitor out of their personal information. It’s relatively rare to come across this type of fraud as it is quite sophisticated and requires a lot of work on behalf of the fraudster to get the victim to this point during a web site visit. But it does happen.

Social media and app scams

Every Black Friday a new type of scam usually appears. They are often social media based or sent from a WhatsApp account. In short, the message or post purports to be from a well-known retailer or organisation that offers a special promotion or discount hooking into the Black Friday sales. These ‘offers’ are simply a twist on the classic phishing mail. They try and entice you into clicking through to a link which is designed to scoop all your personal data so the fraudsters can carry out their nefarious deeds – in your name.

If you’ve got a credit card use it

Credit cards aren’t tied to your personal account so if you are unlucky enough to be defrauded the risk is minimised. Plus, credit card fraud, once its proven is largely refundable. Debit cards on the other hand are not really covered. It’s largely up to your bank’s discretion as to whether they refund you. And they are tied to your bank account which could be dangerous with hackers using your debit card details to plunder your account.

Use good online protection

This may as seem as obvious as locking your front door when you leave home but you’d be surprised at the relatively large number of people who overlook this most fundamental of cyber security requirements. Good online protection will actually negate many of the threats listed above. It flags up suspicious websites, malware that is hiding in emails, as well as keeping out a whole host of nasty viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other types of malware.

If it’s too good to be true, it most certainly is

Finally, overarching all of these tips is a simple golden rule; ‘If it’s too good to be true then it usually is’. It always pays to be realistic when confronted with blindingly good offers such as flights to New York for £10, an iPad for less than £50, the latest smartphone for £20, laptops for under £70 and so on. Online retailers are in the business of making money. They don’t give stuff away; they assiduously watch what their competitors are doing and match their prices accordingly. As such they don’t throw goods at buyers, they calculate carefully their offers. They certainly don’t offer free money for simply redeeming a voucher as some Black Friday phishing ‘offers’ have claimed. So the more ‘outrageously’ good an online offer is the more likely it is that it’s a scam.

 

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About BullGuard

BullGuard is a leader in consumer cybersecurity. We make it simple to protect everything in your digital life – from your data, to your identity, to your Smart Home. BullGuard combines technical expertise with a genuine understanding of your needs to deliver complete protections across all your connected devices. As part of our ongoing promise to be champion of today’s digital consumer, we’ve added Dojo by BullGuard to our multi-award winning product portfolio. It’s the best custom-built solution to protect Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home, and gives customers the freedom to add as many Smart Home devices as they want without compromising privacy or security. Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a Smart Home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer, in every home, is smart, safe and protected.

Follow us on Twitter @BullGuard and @DojoSafe, like us on Facebook at BullGuard and Dojo, or learn more at https://www.bullguard.com or https://dojo.bullguard.com.

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The Fitness Tracker for Your Ears, Oticon’s HearingFitness App, Wins CES Award http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/fitness-tracker-ears-oticons-hearingfitness-app-wins-ces-award/ Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:03:20 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4152       The Fitness Tracker for Your Ears, Oticon’s HearingFitness App, Wins CES Award First hearing aid app for hearing fitness will help people with hearing loss lead healthier lives SOMERSET, N.J, November 10, 2017: Oticon HearingFitness™, the first […]

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The Fitness Tracker for Your Ears, Oticon’s HearingFitness App, Wins CES Award

First hearing aid app for hearing fitness will help people with hearing loss lead healthier lives

SOMERSET, N.J, November 10, 2017: Oticon HearingFitness™, the first hearing aid app dedicated to hearing fitness, won a CES Innovation Award in the Software and Mobile Apps category.

Just like an exercise tracker, HearingFitness monitors the wearer’s “hearing fitness” – the impact of hearing on their overall health – and provides advice and encouragement that helps the wearer hear better and stay healthy. With hearing loss ranking as the third most common chronic health issue in the U.S., one affecting more than 48 million Americans, closer attention to hearing health can reduce the risk of other ailments, including dementia.

The Oticon HearingFitness app is used in conjunction with Oticon Opn™ internet-connected hearing aids, and tracks hearing aid use, listening environments, and other behavior, collating the data with measurements of heart rate, sleep patterns, and other health markers from other wearable devices to give hearing aid users advice and encouragement on ways to hear better, protect their hearing, and stay healthy.

“The HearingFitness app helps people with hearing loss understand how their behavior and hearing health habits can influence how effective their treatment is,” said Don Schum, PhD, Vice President of Audiology at Oticon. “Hearing plays a huge role in people’s overall health and well-being, and HearingFitness, paired with Opn, encourages routine use of hearing aids to improve hearing and the ability to engage in social settings.”

A growing body of evidence indicates the benefits of maintaining hearing health. Most recently, a July 2017 study on dementia prevention, intervention, and care has concluded that, from midlife, hearing loss (and the social isolation it often causes) is the biggest risk factor in later development of dementia.

HearingFitness depends on three elements:

Oticon Opn™ hearing aids analyze sound environments, measure and track hearing aid use, and export recorded data to the Oticon HearingFitness™ app for further analysis.

The Oticon HearingFitness app receives data from Oticon Opn hearing aids and analyzes current sound environments, listening effort, total daily hearing aid use, and historical usage data. Based on actual use and relevant user feedback, the app helps users optimize use of their hearing aids.

Back-end analytics will evaluate anonymized user data for insights involving general health, lifestyle, and social dependencies to guide users toward healthier habits.

“HearingFitness empowers users to learn about their hearing and take charge of their long-term health and well-being through their hearing habits,” said Schum. “They gain a sense of belonging to a new generation that’s on top of their hearing and health, instead of being defined by it. But most importantly, HearingFitness encourages users to wear their hearing aids more and helps generate data that will lead to better hearing care and, ultimately, better and more rewarding lives.”

Oticon will demo HearingFitness and its internet-connected hearing aid, Oticon Opn, Jan. 9-12 at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Visit booth 43949 in the Sands for a look at this award-winning technology.

About Oticon

Oticon is one of the most innovative hearing device manufacturers with more than 110 years of experience putting the needs of people with hearing loss first. Oticon has spearheaded a number of technological breakthroughs, which have made a significant difference for people with hearing loss. Oticon’s “brain first” audiological focus recognizes that speech understanding and comprehension are cognitive processes that happen in the brain. Oticon’s innovative BrainHearing™ technology is helping to provide better hearing with less effort by giving the brain the clearest, purest sound signals to decode. Oticon designs and manufactures hearing solutions for adults and specialized pediatric instruments. People First is Oticon’s strongest and most valued commitment to empower people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively. For more information visit www.oticon.global.

 

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Chief Audiologist Appointed at Leading Hearing Aid Manufacturer Oticon http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/chief-audiologist-appointed-leading-hearing-aid-manufacturer-oticon/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:11:30 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4145     Chief Audiologist Appointed at Leading Hearing Aid Manufacturer Oticon Copenhagen, Denmark, November 1, 2017: Oticon, industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, have appointed a Chief Audiologist. Thomas Behrens, Head of Audiology at Oticon and Director […]

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Chief Audiologist Appointed at Leading Hearing Aid Manufacturer Oticon

Copenhagen, Denmark, November 1, 2017: Oticon, industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, have appointed a Chief Audiologist. Thomas Behrens, Head of Audiology at Oticon and Director for the Centre for Applied Audiology Research at Oticon global headquarters, will step into the new role, bringing 20 years of experience.

Thomas Behrens has been an integral member of the Oticon family, part of the William Demant Group, since 1998. He is currently responsible for clinical research, professional communication and definition of the audiology in new products for Oticon. The research spans many areas of hearing science, involves both children and elderly people and typically counts 15 research projects globally on an ongoing basis. Prior to this, Thomas spent 10 years as Researcher and Project Manager at the Oticon Research Centre, Eriksholm. His areas of expertise include; spatial hearing, signal processing for hearing aids, technical audiology, outcome measures and methods for laboratory, as well as field trials. Thomas holds a master degree in Applied Signal Processing and a bachelor degree in Business Administration.

Research and development is the backbone of Oticon. Thomas Behrens has been a driving force behind the development of BrainHearing™, part of Oticon’s Cognitive Hearing Science Research, helping put substance behind Oticon’s belief that hearing care is important to general healthcare. Since 2015, Thomas Behrens and his team have successfully demonstrated, through research collaborations, that the newest Oticon Opn™ hearing aids can reduce load on the brain and improve recall, and shown that hearing aid technology should be designed not only to improve hearing, but also to assist the cognitive processes the brain uses to make sense of sound. Thomas Behrens has project-lead the team that invented the algorithm behind Open Sound Navigator™ (OSN) and was instrumental in delivering methods and professional communications for the first BrainHearing™ launch from Oticon. Most recently, his work on BrainHearing™ has seen Oticon Opn hearing aids topping independent hearing studies, showing that OSN technology helps users hear better in noise, and more effectively than traditional directionality technologies.

Commenting on the appointment, Ole Asboe Jørgensen, President of Oticon Brand, Global, said:

“Thomas Behrens has made invaluable contributions to Oticon for two decades. He is adept in BrainHearing™ research with enviable experience and knowledge of how audiology and technology can marry in order to advance hearing solutions. The new role will provide Thomas with an exciting opportunity to develop new research methods in order to strengthen our unprecedented position as an evidence-based hearing health care provider, and to encourage continual audiology innovation to achieve our goal of delivering hearing aid solutions that can make a real difference to people’s lives. We strongly believe that hearing care should be about more than simple sound amplification which is why we dedicate so much resource to the continued study of Cognitive Hearing Science and its effect on health care. Appointing a Chief Audiologist cements our commitment to the application of new, life-changing technologies in our hearing aids to deliver the very best solutions to our hearing aid users so that they can live a fully active and social life.”

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About Oticon

500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. The majority are over the age of 50 while eight percent are under the age of 18. It is Oticon’s ambition that our customers – hearing clinics throughout the world – prefer to use our products for people with impaired hearing. Through passion, dedication and professional expertise, Oticon develops and manufactures hearing aids for both adults and children. Oticon supports every kind of hearing loss from mild to severe and we pride ourselves on developing some of the most innovative hearing aids in the market. Headquartered out of Denmark, we are a global company and part of William Demant Holding Group with more than 12,000 employees and revenues of over DKK 12 billion. www.oticon.global

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CEMEX partners with Fleet Source for driver CPC training http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/cemex-partners-fleet-source-driver-cpc-training/ Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:33:16 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4084   CEMEX partners with Fleet Source for driver CPC training   Letchworth, October 31st 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training for the road transport industry, has been selected by CEMEX to provide its drivers with CPC […]

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CEMEX partners with Fleet Source for driver CPC training

 

Letchworth, October 31st 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training for the road transport industry, has been selected by CEMEX to provide its drivers with CPC training.

In the UK, CEMEX generates around £775 million in annual sales. In addition to readymixed concrete, cement and aggregates, the company also supplies and installs asphalt materials, and manufactures concrete block pavings, rail products and bespoke pre-cast and concrete blocks.

CEMEX operates a comprehensive national supply network to ensure that quality materials and services are available to their customers locally.

THE CHALLENGE:

Up until 2015, CEMEX were using two in house trainers to carry out all of their driver training, but as a FORS gold status company, the requirement for their drivers to carry out Vulnerable Road User CPC training meant they needed to look for an external provider.

It was important to CEMEX to find a provider that satisfied all of their training needs, including being able to carry out training on vulnerable road users as well as being able to offer refresher courses on tacho legislation and health and wellbeing.

Additionally, CEMEX needed a provider that was able to train in excess of 340 drivers on the first few working days of the year. This proved to be impossible with their in house team of trainers.

THE SOLUTION:

Fleet Source   are the largest provider of the FORS Approved, Safe Urban Driving Vulnerable Road User courses which met CEMEX‘s requirements beyond what other training providers could deliver.

Fleet Source also went the extra mile to accommodate CEMEX’s needs and ran 18 courses in the first few days of the year to allow all 340 drivers to be trained. This meant that as well as being able to complete their CPC requirements in bulk, it also ensured that their workforce returned to driving focused on the health, safety and well being of themselves and those around them.

“We were overwhelmed by how helpful, friendly and professional the Fleet Source team were, they did everything they possibly could to make driver training painless for us, especially with the amount of complexities involved in getting our drivers all trained,” commented Simon Spelman, Area Logistics Manager, CEMEX.

“Fleet Source also ensured that all the logistical planning was taken care of, including the set-up of the training room and location, a trainer for the course and all equipment necessary (such as bikes, safety equipment etc),” Spelman added.

THE TRAINING:

Safe Urban Driving (SUD)

An increase in population across cities and towns in the UK adds to the challenges and hazards of driving. To help improve road safety, the Safe Urban Driving course focuses on understanding how vulnerable road users behave and allows drivers to have a first hand experience of being a vulnerable road user.

The SUD course is fully aligned to meet the training requirements of:

• Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard

• Contractual Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) requirements

• Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver level

• Driver CPC accredited

• Funded for FORS accredited operators in London

“The booking process was straightforward and the training itself was very much enjoyed by our drivers,” Spelman continued. “I personally attended a Safe Urban Driving course and I can confirm that it was hugely beneficial. It certainly opened my eyes to the issues of cyclists vs the motor vehicle.”

“I would highly recommend Fleet Source’s training – our drivers are certainly trained to a much higher standard now that they have completed their CPC requirements with Fleet Source,” Spelman concluded.

Fleet Source train circa 350 CEMEX drivers per annum.

“Fleet Source took on the challenge to accommodate CEMEX’s complex needs and we are delighted to help the team achieve their training goals,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director at Fleet Source.

“As a company we are proud to be able to be flexible and to accommodate the key requirement of training 340 CEMEX drivers in a matter of a few days. This allowed CEMEX to get quickly back to their day to day business and for their drivers to return to work focussed on being a better driver,” Caesari concluded.

To find out about Fleet Source training courses, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/

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About Fleet Source

Fleet Source provides an innovative approach to simplify the legal obligations for work-related road transport and a comprehensive range of products and services that provide operational confidence in compliance, safety and environmental awareness. Our network of fleet specialists, trainers and compliance auditors have a combined wealth of transport experience and knowledge gained from proven backgrounds including, enforcement bodies, transport authorities, commercial and military logistics.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC training providers in the UK and also Transport for London’s primary contractor delivering its funded DCPC training program to FORS accredited and registered operators throughout the UK. Fleet Source is also the UK’s largest Approved Vulnerable Road User (Safe Urban Driving & Van Smart) training provider, helping fleet operators reduce the risks of incidents with Vulnerable Road Users such as cyclists.

Fleet Source has the UK’s largest fleet compliance auditing team and as the exclusive accreditation body of the FORS Community Partnership (alongside AECOM and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport), it now conducts nearly 500 FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) audits annually, across the UK & Europe.

About CEMEX

Founded in 1906, CEMEX has grown from a small local player into one of the top global companies in the world.  Following a number of successful acquisitions, CEMEX now has more than 40,000 employees worldwide and has a turnover of around US $15 billion.

In the UK, CEMEX generates around £775 million in annual sales.  In addition to readymixed concrete, cement and aggregates we also supply and install asphalt materials, manufacture concrete block pavings, rail products, bespoke pre-cast and concrete blocks.

CEMEX operates a comprehensive national supply network to ensure that quality materials and services are available to customers locally.

Holding the enviable position as market leader in readymixed concrete and a leading supplier of mortars and screeds, our reputation for reliability and unrivalled technical expertise has been built up over 80 years serving the UK construction industry. Nationwide the company operates over 230 concrete mixing plants to ensure efficient delivery to virtually any location in the UK.

With 63 quarries and a fleet of modern vessels supplying marine aggregates, CEMEX is a major provider of crushed rock, sand and gravel for a wide range of construction applications.

 

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New Reaper IoT Botnet Leaves 378 Million IoT Devices Potentially Vulnerable to Hacking http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/new-reaper-iot-botnet-leaves-378-million-iot-devices-potentially-vulnerable-hacking/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:15:50 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4125 New Reaper IoT Botnet Leaves 378 Million IoT Devices Potentially Vulnerable to Hacking BullGuard CEO Calls on the Security Industry and Device Manufacturers to Address the Growing Cyber Threat from Unprotected Smart Devices; Dojo by BullGuard Stops Reaper Botnet Dead […]

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New Reaper IoT Botnet Leaves 378 Million IoT Devices Potentially Vulnerable to Hacking

BullGuard CEO Calls on the Security Industry and Device Manufacturers to Address the Growing Cyber Threat from Unprotected Smart Devices; Dojo by BullGuard Stops Reaper Botnet Dead

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, OCTOBER 24, 2017 – In the wake of Reaper, the latest IoT botnet, Paul Lipman, CEO of award winning consumer cybersecurity company, BullGuard, today urged the security industry and device manufacturers to address the growing threat from unprotected smart devices. The call follows the discovery of the latest Internet of Things (IoT) botnet threat, known alternatively as Reaper or IoT Troop that has already enveloped smart devices on more than a million networks worldwide. Reaper uses actual software hacking techniques to break into devices – evolving beyond the October 2016 Mirai IoT botnet, which exploited weak or default passwords on impacted IP cameras and internet routers, and took down major websites across the U.S. including Twitter, Netflix and the New York Times. Reaper’s potential for major Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks that rapidly take down online services is enormous, and makes last year’s Mirai IoT botnet look like child’s play.

“Reaper is a landmark evolution for hacked smart devices. Unlike Mirai it doesn’t rely on exploiting devices with simple default credentials, rather it exploits numerous vulnerabilities in different IoT devices. It uses sophisticated techniques to hack routers and various smart devices,” said Paul Lipman, CEO at BullGuard. “The industry must wake up and address this issue. Taking down websites may seem relatively innocuous, but Reaper has the potential to cause massive amounts of damage including crashing important online services. How long before we see organisations held to ransom or critical national infrastructure brought to a halt? These are very real and plausible scenarios, yet those responsible for security seem to have gone to sleep.”

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BullGuard protects consumer’s smart homes with Dojo by BullGuard, a consumer cybersecurity product built from the ground-up as an enterprise-class network security service, and delivered in a way that is incredibly easy for consumers to use. Dojo utilizes unprecedented multi-layered cybersecurity protection including: Automatic Device Discovery and Categorization, Smart Firewall, Smart IPDS (Intrusion Prevention and Detection System), Secure Web Proxy and Network Behavior Anomaly Detection. Dojo’s device and application aware cybersecurity service automatically adjusts the security envelope by constantly monitoring device behaviors.

378 Million Devices Potentially Vulnerable to Hacking in 2017.

The scale of poor IoT device security was recently revealed by an analysis of BullGuard’s IoT Scanner, a tool that scans home networks searching for vulnerabilities. Approximately 310,000 users accessed the BullGuard IoT Scanner to scan their network for vulnerabilities. The scan analysis revealed that 4.5 per cent, or nearly 14,000 devices, could be easily hacked. Industry analysts at Garner forecast that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Extrapolating BullGuard’s IoT Scanner results means 378 million devices are potentially vulnerable to hacking now, growing to more than 900 million potentially susceptible devices by 2020.

According to a recent consumer study conducted by BullGuard, 66 per cent of Americans and 55 per cent of Brits stated the number one thing that would prevent them from buying more IoT connected devices are security concerns. The widespread adoption of IoT has brought with it tremendous convenience, but consumers are starting to have high expectations about the responsibility device manufacturers should bear to ensure their connected gadgets are secure from cyberattacks, added Lipman. Robust multi-layered protection needs to be adopted at a wider level in society if we don’t want to see globally coordinated IoT cyberattacks that could be potentially calamitous

 

About BullGuard

BullGuard is a leader in consumer cybersecurity. We make it simple to protect everything in your digital life – your data, your identity and your Smart Home. BullGuard combines technical expertise with a genuine understanding of your needs to deliver complete protections across all of your connected devices. As part of our ongoing promise to be champion of today’s digital consumer, we’ve added Dojo by BullGuard to our multi-award winning product portfolio. It’s the best custom-built solution to protect Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home, and gives customers the freedom to add as many Smart Home devices as they want without compromising privacy or security. Dojo is the cornerstone of a Smart Home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer, in every home, is smart, safe and protected.

Follow us on Twitter @BullGuard and @DojoSafe, like us on Facebook at BullGuard and Dojo, or learn more at https://www.bullguard.com or https://dojo.bullguard.com.

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UK’s first Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention training launches to help prevent ‘Vehicle as a Weapon’ related incidents http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/uks-first-terrorism-risk-incident-prevention-training-launches-help-prevent-vehicle-weapon-related-incidents/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:44:15 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4118   UK’s first Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention training launches to help prevent ‘Vehicle as a Weapon’ related incidents US and European launch set for 2018 Letchworth, October 16th, 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training and […]

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UK’s first Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention training launches to help prevent ‘Vehicle as a Weapon’ related incidents

US and European launch set for 2018

Letchworth, October 16th, 2017Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training and auditing services for the road transport industry, today announces the launch of the UKs first Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention suite of products and training services named ‘TRIP‘, specifically designed for commercial fleet operators.

In response to the recent escalation of VAAW (Vehicle as a Weapon) terrorism related incidents, Fleet Source has developed a suite of counter-terrorism related products and training services to support fleet operators in managing and reducing the risks to the industry from terrorism, in particular the risks associated with commercial vehicles being used in terrorist attacks.

TRIP has been designed so that commercial fleet operators, managers and drivers can be educated on the risks of terrorism, the nature of the threats that they may face and a range of safety precautions they should implement to significantly reduce the possibilities of their vehicle being hijacked or stolen and used in a terrorist incident.

“Terrorists are opportunists, they know that using an HGV as a weapon could maximize death and injury. Following the recent major VAAW (Vehicle as a Weapon) incidents and with the UK being on a severe level of terrorist alert, we believed that Fleet Source had an obligation to the industry and the general public to invest in a dedicated set of solutions to help address this important issue,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director at Fleet Source. “With over 35% of our work force being from a military and policing background, with many having extensive counter-terrorism experience, we felt that we were perfectly positioned to help educate fleet operators, managers and drivers in taking the necessary precautions and to make sure they are doing absolutely everything possible to prevent their vehicle from being hijacked or stolen and used as a weapon in an attack. Safety and protecting lives is a part of our day job, and the TRIP suite is a natural extension of what we at Fleet Source provide,” Caesari concluded.

“Having worked with Fleet Source on a number of programs around driver engagement and safety, we have put forward delegates for the initial sessions,” said Graham Bellman, Group Fleet Director, Travis Perkins. “With a large UK based fleet we are keen to keep our drivers informed and aware of the many situations they may face as a part of their role,” Bellman concluded.

The TRIP products and services that will be initially available are as follows: –

TRIP Driver CPC Training – The first dedicated 7-hour driver CPC approved training course covering terrorism risk & incident prevention, designed for all commercial fleet drivers, providing them with the knowledge, tools and understanding of today’s terrorist threat and the precautions they need to take with regards to mitigating the risk of their vehicles being stolen or hi-jacked and used as a weapon in a terrorist attack.

TRIP Manager Training – The first dedicated 3.5-hour manager training course covering terrorism risk & incident prevention providing fleet managers with the knowledge, tools and understanding of counter-terrorism best practice within fleet operations, counter-terrorism law, and security arrangements and procedures, to help them mitigate and reduce the risks of terrorism across their fleet operation.

TRIP Policy & Procedure Pack – The first dedicated set of comprehensive policies, procedures & tool box talks to support fleet operators in embedding a robust counter-terrorism strategy into the heart of their day-to-day operations.

Following the terror attacks in Manchester and London, the British Red Cross has set up the UK Solidarity Fund to support those affected by these events and similar events in the future in the UK. Fleet Source will be donating £25 for every TRIP Policy & Procedure Pack sold to this fund.

Fleet Source are also offering fully funded places to fleet operators on the TRIP Driver CPC Training courses, across major cities in the UK (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle). TRIP will not only give drivers the information they need to keep themselves, their vehicle and others around them safe, it will also provide attendees with 7 hours accredited DCPC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence) training. “As one of the market leaders in fleet training and auditing, we felt we had a moral obligation to provide a funded driver training program, providing free DCPC training for up to 2,400 drivers. We are doing our part, as we feel everyone should, in working together to help reduce the risks from terrorism and protect the British public,” Caesari concluded.

For more information on the TRIP product and services, including the funded DCPC programme, please see www.preventterrorism.co.uk or contact the Fleet Source Training Team on 0345 600 4045 or email training@fleetsource.co.uk

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About Fleet Source

Fleet Source provides an innovative approach to simplify the legal obligations for work-related road transport and a comprehensive range of products and services that provide operational confidence in compliance, safety and environmental awareness. Our network of fleet specialists, trainers and compliance auditors have a combined wealth of transport experience and knowledge gained from proven backgrounds including, enforcement bodies, transport authorities, commercial and military logistics.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC training providers in the UK and also Transport for London’s primary contractor delivering its funded DCPC training program to FORS accredited and registered operators throughout the UK. Fleet Source is also the UK’s largest Approved Vulnerable Road User (Safe Urban Driving & Van Smart) training provider, helping fleet operators reduce the risks of incidents with Vulnerable Road Users such as cyclists.

Fleet Source has the UK’s largest fleet compliance auditing team and as the exclusive accreditation body of the FORS Community Partnership (alongside AECOM and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport), it now conducts nearly 500 FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) audits annually, across the UK & Europe.

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/ or contact:

Email: fleetsource@theprroom.co.uk

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Fleet Source to exhibit at Freight in the City Expo 2017 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/fleet-source-exhibit-freight-city-expo-2017/ Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:04:43 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4108 Fleet Source to exhibit at Freight in the City Expo 2017 Visit stand S12, talk with experts about Fleet Source’s FORS approved driver training, and find out about LoCITY Driving   Letchworth, October 2nd, 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider […]

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Visit stand S12, talk with experts about Fleet Source’s FORS approved driver training, and find out about LoCITY Driving  

Letchworth, October 2nd, 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training for the road transport industry, will be exhibiting at the 2017 Freight in the City Expo on the 7th November at Alexandra Palace, London

The third annual Freight in the City Expo will take place on Tuesday 7th November at Alexandra Palace, London. This year sees the popular event move into the Great Hall as more vehicles, equipment and technology emerge onto the market to make urban deliveries cleaner, safer and quieter.

This year’s expo will also be hosting Transport for London’s LoCITY progress event. LoCITY aims to increase understanding and uptake of low emission commercial vehicles.

Fitting in line with this is Fleet Source’s FORS and DVSA approved LoCITY Driving course. It has been designed to help the commercial fleet sector reduce its impact on the environment and road network, and to improve road safety.

 

“We are thrilled to be involved in this year’s Freight in the City Expo,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director at Fleet Source. “The event provides a great opportunity to share our commitment to helping the commercial sector to reduce it’s impact on the environment. As London grows, so does traffic congestion and air pollution. This has a major and damaging impact on public health. Nearly 9,500 people die early each year in London because of poor air quality. Our LoCity Driving course features classroom-based modules to help drivers and transport managers reduce the environmental impact of commercial vehicles.” Caesari concluded.

Fleet Source would like to invite visitors to stand S12 to talk to its experts about the course and to find out more information on subsidised places for FORS members. Fleet Source will also be able to discuss some of their other driver training courses to help delegates meet their training requirements, including Safe Urban Driving, Van Smart and TruckSmart, which are all FORS Approved.

For more information or to book an appointment to meet with a Fleet Source specialist on the 7th November, please contact:

Sarah Green

Marketing Manager

Email – sarah.green@fleetsource.co.uk 

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/

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About Fleet Source 

Fleet Source provides an innovative approach to simplify the legal obligations for work-related road transport and a comprehensive range of products and services that provide operational confidence in compliance, safety and environmental awareness. Our network of fleet specialists, trainers and compliance auditors have a combined wealth of transport experience and knowledge gained from proven backgrounds including, enforcement bodies, transport authorities, commercial and military logistics.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC training providers in the UK and also Transport for London’s primary contractor delivering its funded DCPC training program to FORS accredited and registered operators throughout the UK. Fleet Source is also the UKs largest Approved Vulnerable Road User (Safe Urban Driving & Van Smart) training provider, helping fleet operators reduce the risks of incidents with Vulnerable Road Users such as cyclists.

Fleet Source has the UK’s largest fleet compliance auditing team and as the exclusive accreditation body of the FORS Community Partnership (alongside AECOM and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport), it now conducts nearly 500 FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) audits annually, across the UK & Europe. 

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/ or contact:

Michelle Cross

The PR Room

Tel: 0845 094 2902

Email: michelle.cross@theprroom.co.uk

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BullGuard Launches Next-Generation Anti-Malware Engine Across All BullGuard Products And First-of-Its-Kind, Real-Time Home Network Scanner http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/bullguard-launches-next-generation-anti-malware-engine-across-bullguard-products-first-kind-real-time-home-network-scanner/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:07:54 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4099       BullGuard Launches Next-Generation Anti-Malware Engine Across All BullGuard Products And First-of-Its-Kind, Real-Time Home Network Scanner Comprehensive range of leading-edge consumer cybersecurity products cover both the endpoint and network layers; Home Network Scanner features industry-first, internal and external […]

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BullGuard Launches Next-Generation Anti-Malware Engine Across All BullGuard Products And First-of-Its-Kind, Real-Time Home Network Scanner

Comprehensive range of leading-edge consumer cybersecurity products cover both the endpoint and network layers; Home Network Scanner features industry-first, internal and external scanner that monitors and scans all connected devices to protect from outside hackers

LONDON – SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 – Award winning consumer cybersecurity company, BullGuard (https://www.bullguard.com), today introduced a proprietary next-generation anti-malware engine that detects the latest zero-day threats across all BullGuard products – BullGuard Premium Protection, BullGuard Internet Security and BullGuard Antivirus, and a first-of-its kind, real-time Home Network Scanner (exclusive to BullGuard Premium Protection) that features both an internal and external scanner. The industry-first, external scanner forms a critical piece of a home’s cybersecurity defense as it acts as a penetration test to determine if the home network is accessible to outside hackers. The Home Network Scanner is capable of monitoring multiple networks at a time, runs automatically in the background, and proactively scans the home Wi-Fi network and all connected smart devices on it 24/7. Anytime a new device connects to the monitored network(s), the real-time Home Network Scanner performs a deep scan and automatically displays its status.

BullGuard has transformed itself over the course of the past 18 months from a traditional consumer AV player to a cybersecurity leader. With today’s announcement, BullGuard now offers advanced, next-generation, multi-layered cybersecurity on both the endpoint and network layers – an industry first. “BullGuard has long been a respected leader in the consumer antivirus (AV) sector, however, with our new advanced security technologies on the endpoint and the most advanced Smart Home cybersecurity product on the network today, the company is now positioned at the leading-edge of the consumer cybersecurity sector’s new guard,” said Paul Lipman, CEO of BullGuard.

The cloud-based machine learning systems that underlie BullGuard’s proprietary anti-malware engine combined with Dojo by BullGuard, the world’s most comprehensive smart home cybersecurity solution, ensure that BullGuard’s products continuously learn from and improve their cyber attack detection and remediation capabilities. The new Home Network Scanner and Dojo are also complementary, and combine to deliver the most robust consumer cybersecurity solution on the market today. BullGuard’s endpoint product, BullGuard Premium Protection, scans for internal and external network and device vulnerabilities, while Dojo by BullGuard provides multi-layered cybersecurity at the network level.

BullGuard Premium Protection, BullGuard Internet Security and BullGuard Antivirus products each include a first line of defense, next generation, multi-tiered, anti-malware behavioral engine that detects and blocks new and unknown malware; safe browsing that checks web and app links before an actual download begins; a new firewall that ensures only legitimate programs are allowed to connect to the internet and prevents sensitive data from being leaked externally; and a vulnerability scanner that identifies missing security updates and also alerts for connections to unsecured Wi-Fi networks. BullGuard’s core product line up includes:

  • BullGuard Premium Protection: fully loaded protection for the connected family. New features include BullGuard’s Home Network Scanner, a benefit that ensures the home network stays secure, a new firewall, and identity protection, to ensure your private data stays private.
  • BullGuard Internet Security: strong multi-layered protection for the whole family that also includes parental controls to help enforce rules with kids, a new firewall and a new, patent-pending game booster* that makes gaming more fun by bringing uninterrupted gaming and performance optimization to the forefront so gamers don’t experience lag or interruptions. *Also available with BullGuard Premium Protection and BullGuard Antivirus.
  • BullGuard Antivirus: the simplest way to keep consumers safe and secure online. Easy-to-use, but tough on malware, it includes proactive protection with vulnerability scans and safe browsing alerts.

BullGuard Antivirus, BullGuard Internet Security and BullGuard Premium Protection can be purchased for £24.95/$29.95, £49.95/$59.95 and £69.95/$99.95, respectively at http://www.bullguard.com.

About BullGuard

BullGuard is a leader in consumer cybersecurity. We make it simple to protect everything in your digital life – from your data, to your identity, to your Smart Home. BullGuard combines technical expertise with a genuine understanding of your needs to deliver complete protections across all your connected devices. As part of our ongoing promise to be champion of today’s digital consumer, we’ve added Dojo by BullGuard to our multi-award winning product portfolio. It’s the best custom-built solution to protect Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home, and gives customers the freedom to add as many Smart Home devices as they want without compromising privacy or security. Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a Smart Home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer, in every home, is smart, safe and protected.

Follow us on Twitter @BullGuard and @DojoSafe, like us on Facebook at BullGuard and Dojo, or learn more at https://www.bullguard.com or https://dojo.bullguard.com.

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Transport for London selects Fleet Source to deliver TruckSmart, its latest Driver CPC course for HGV drivers http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/transport-london-selects-fleet-source-deliver-trucksmart-latest-driver-cpc-course-hgv-drivers/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:39:28 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4091   Transport for London selects Fleet Source to deliver TruckSmart, its latest Driver CPC course for HGV drivers Letchworth, September 22nd, 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training for the road transport industry, are delighted to announce […]

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Transport for London selects Fleet Source to deliver TruckSmart, its latest Driver CPC course for HGV drivers

Letchworth, September 22nd, 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training for the road transport industry, are delighted to announce that it has been selected by TfL as a provider of TruckSmart driver training, a dedicated seven hour training course for commercial HGV drivers which will be rolled out to the industry from October 2017.

TruckSmart driver training is a FORS accredited training course for all commercial HGV drivers with a supporting toolkit for Fleet Managers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to operate and manage safe and roadworthy vehicles.

Fleet Source were chosen by Transport for London following a process that measured tender submission against a set criteria. In relation to delivering the TruckSmart program, Fleet Source represented the best quality and value and as trusted providers of TfL courses such as Safe Urban Driving, were consequently chosen to deliver and roll out the TruckSmart programme from October 2017.

“TruckSmart represents another important innovation and addition to the FORS Professional suite of driver training programs aimed at improving driver professionalism and helping reduce incidents on today’s roads,” said Sam Weller, Freight and Fleet Project Manager, Transport for London. “We are pleased to announce that Fleet Source has been awarded the contract to deliver the TruckSmart program and as TfL’s principal contract for the delivery of our driver training programs, we look forward to working with them on the rollout of this new initiative.”

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TruckSmart focuses on the importance of driving roadworthy HGVs and the role of the driver in ensuring that vehicles and loads are safe and legal at all times. Alongside TruckSmart driver training, there is an eLearning module. TruckSmart tracks a series of five themes. These five simple messages are echoed throughout the TruckSmart training course. They are:

  • Know it: a safe vehicle matters
  • Check it: walk around before, during and after journeys
  • Load it: plan and position your load safely
  • Secure it: secure your load correctly
  • Report it: record problems and take action

“We feel that TruckSmart is essential training for all HGV commercial drivers, regardless of their area of operation, ” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director at Fleet Source. “The training will raise levels of knowledge to enhance awareness of the importance of HGV safety and their own roles and responsibilities in ensuring that HGVs are safe and roadworthy at all times. We are delighted to have been chosen as Transport for London‘s provider of this training and we are looking forward to delivering the training,” Caesari concluded. 

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For more information about Truck Smart, please visit: http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/driver-training/trucksmart/

 

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About Fleet Source 

Established in 2012, Fleet Source was developed as a concept to deliver something that at the time wasn’t available in the sector: services, products and training that were simple, effective and could be applied to any road transport fleet.

Over time Fleet Source has aligned itself closely with Transport for London and drawn on some of the most successful transport management experiences, and changed its focus towards solely delivering training, for a multitude of fleet needs.

Fleet Sources ethos is based on the principles and fleet management methodology used by some of the very best transport operators and it is this that has made Fleet Source a prime choice for providing an unrivalled training portfolio for the road transport industry.

 

Media Contact:

Michelle Cross

The PR Room

Tel: 0845 094 2902

Email: michelle.cross@theprroom.co.uk

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A-Plant appoints Fleet Source for nationwide driver CPC training http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/plant-appoints-fleet-source-nationwide-driver-cpc-training/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:45:58 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4072 A-Plant appoints Fleet Source for nationwide driver CPC training Letchworth, August 21st 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training for the road transport industry, has been chosen by A-Plant to be their main provider for driver CPC […]

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A-Plant appoints Fleet Source for nationwide driver CPC training

Letchworth, August 21st 2017 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training for the road transport industry, has been chosen by A-Plant to be their main provider for driver CPC training.

A-Plant is the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire company, hiring a vast range of non-operated equipment, from power tools, cement mixers and accommodation units to excavators, compressors, scissor lifts and other types of equipment for industry and construction.

 

THE CHALLENGE:

A-Plant is a FORS Gold accredited operator and to remain compliant, they have specific driver training requirements, including their drivers being required to undertake Vulnerable Road User Awareness training such as Safe Urban Driving. As well as undertaking mandatory driver training at their dedicated driver training facility at Chesterfield, A-Plant also invests heavily in their staff’s continual professional development to ensure everyone is working to their full potential and always improving their skills.

After analysing their transport systems, A-Plant identified areas (e.g. accidents, MPG, fuel consumption, tacho infringements etc.) that they felt further training could be of benefit to both employees and the company – and from this decided what additional courses they needed to implement.

A-Plant required a training provider that could deliver leading edge driver training courses, that cut to the heart of the issue and whose content was engaging, interactive and dynamic, to be able to keep the drivers attention throughout the courses. Another key requirement was that the course instructors needed to have extensive transport experience, in order to build trust and confidence with the drivers, ensuring the training was as effective as possible. Due to the scale of A-Plant’s business, they also needed a training provider that could deliver the training on a national scale.

THE SOLUTION:

Following consultation with Fleet Source, A-Plant appointed Fleet Source as their primary training delivery partner for a number of reasons:

– Their experience in working with clients with large fleets and their ability to deliver large scale training programs nationally

– Helpful, friendly and professional staff who go above and beyond to make driver training painless for them with the amount of complexities involved.

– The ability to hold and deliver training sessions at A-Plant’s locations across the country, ensuring minimal downtime for drivers and reduced travel costs.

– They ensure all logistical planning is taken care of, including the set-up of the training room and location,  a trainer for the course and all equipment necessary (such as bikes, safety equipment etc).

– Their vast range of courses they can deliver to meet their requirements beyond what other training providers can deliver.

– Flexible to their needs – the ability to book training when required, for varied numbers of drivers at different depots with a fast turnaround.

“After a successful meeting with Fleet Source, we knew that they were the right provider to manage our driver training in-line with our long term projects and help us achieve our training goals. They were professional, helpful and met all of our training needs, so they were the ideal provider to deliver such a vast training program,“ said Shaun Winstanley, Director of Transport Services at A-Plant.

Rebecca Guest, FORS administrator at A-Plant said “The booking process was very simple – we decided what courses to book, contacted our dedicated Fleet Source Client Relationship Manager to find out available dates in which they could send a trainer to our sites and then we confirmed. It really was that easy.“

THE TRAINING:

“I have personally previously been on a Fleet Source course and I found it informative, interactive and extremely well delivered. I have also heard similar positive comments from other staff,“ said Rebecca.

“I have been in contact with Fleet Source for booking training for over a year now and I find them helpful, friendly and professional. We are contacted regularly by their team to make sure everything is going well with their service and to ensure they are meeting all of our requirements,“ Rebecca added.

“I would highly recommend Fleet Source’s training – they have a varied and diverse range of courses, are reliable, always provide a proficient level or service throughout the entire process and are flexible to meet our needs. Plus being the largest provider of Vulnerable Road User training (Safe Urban Driving) in the UK, I had no doubt that they could meet our specific challenges” Rebecca concluded.

Fleet Source has provided over 1,400 A-Plant drivers in 36 locations across the UK with DCPC training since 2016.

“Fleet Source has many years of training experience and we understand that driver training isn‘t a part of our customers‘ every day business,“ said Nick Caesari, Managing Director at Fleet Source. “We therefore build and deliver bespoke training packages to fit our customers‘ needs, and make it easier for them to continue with their day to day business.“

“Our experienced instructors ensure that the attendees are fully engaged in their particular training, that they are learning how to improve their driving skills and to also enjoy the overall training experience,“ Nick added.

To find out about Fleet Source training courses, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/

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About Fleet Source

Established in 2012, Fleet Source was developed as a concept to deliver something that at the time wasn’t available in the sector: services, products and training that were simple, effective and could be applied to any road transport fleet.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC providers in the UK (based JAUPT data of volume of courses uploaded in 2016) and delivers an extensive range of DCPC courses to various industry categories. The company has built an enviable reputation on the quality of its courses, its training delivery and course development expertise and delivers whole fleet training to some the UK’s largest fleet operators, particularly in the construction sector.

Fleet Source is also Transport for London’s primary contractor for the delivery of their funded driver training programs and is now the largest training provider of Approved Vulnerable Road User (“VRU“) training in the UK, with over 30 dedicated VRU training sites throughout the UK.

Fleet Source is also part of the FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme) Community Partnership and is the accreditation body for the FORS scheme delivering over 4000 FORS Audits per annum . As such, Fleet Source has unrivalled understanding of FORS and CLOCS and the requirements of operators in meeting the required best practice standards.

About A-Plant

A-Plant is the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire company, hiring a vast range of non-operated equipment, from power tools, cement mixers and accommodation units to excavators, compressors, scissor lifts and other types of equipment for industry and construction.

A-Plant is proud to be accredited with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007, confirming that we have one of the most robust safety and quality management systems in the industry.

Our fleet of equipment available to hire comprises over 200,000 itemised pieces of plant, tools and equipment. We invest a multi-million-pound figure each year in new equipment and state-of-the-art technology, to ensure A-Plant customers can hire the very latest equipment from world-class manufacturers such as JCB, Hilti and JLG.

We have a workforce totalling more than 3,600 employees, based at locations nationwide, including a support office in Warrington, Cheshire. At A-Plant, we can offer a truly national service, regardless of how specialised or remote a customer’s needs may be.

A-Plant forms part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group PLC, which also comprises Sunbelt Rentals based in the USA. Ashtead Group PLC has become firmly established as one of the world’s leading equipment outsourcers.

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The PR Room

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Email: michelle.cross@theprroom.co.uk

 

 

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