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ISV launches new driver assessment solution

ISV Software has introduced a new Driver Assessment solution which has been developed in partnership with Protemp4Logistics, the driving recruitment and staffing services agency that specialises in the provision of driving, transport and logistics sector operatives. The solution gives organisations a rapid, cost-effective and technologically advanced solution for determining the current level of knowledge of candidates to drive a range of commercial vehicles from light vans to the largest HGV.

The ISV solution offers a range of driver assessments to meet the requirements of the different classes of commercial vehicle licences and certificates relating to the use of forklift trucks, lorry loading and the handling of hazardous waste. The assessments are available as an online-hosted service, a module in ISV's FastPath application or as a standalone solution.

Andrew Blakesley, Managing Director at Protemp4Logistics, said: “This solution is an invaluable tool that will help us to immediately identify any potential areas of weakness our drivers may have. This will ensure that our clients' operating licences are fully protected and that our high service standards are maintained. This initiative is just one of many that are currently being implemented throughout our national network as we are investing heavily in new staff, new IT solutions, new training and processes to ensure we offer legally compliant cost-effective solutions to our clients.”

Each assessment comprises up to 35 questions selected randomly from a large question bank relating to safe handling of specific classes of vehicle. Questions include subjects such as stopping distances, weight/height restrictions, road signs, securing loads, tachograph operations and regulations, basic maintenance and legal information relating to working hours and breaks. The logical and clear layout makes it easy for drivers to use.

The system produces a comprehensive range of standard reports that enable consultants to quickly analyse the performance of different candidates to identify those with the required skills and knowledge. It can also be customised to generate assessment solutions to meet individual client needs and can be co-branded by adding logos and colours to give the look and feel of a corporate website. The online assessment version is very flexible and enables recruitment agencies and transport companies to easily handle the peaks and troughs that are a normal part of business. It allows assessments to be administered to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Laurie Dobson, managing director of the ISV Group says: “It has been a pleasure working with the experts at Protemp4Logistics on this important project. This new recruitment tool has been developed to meet the growing demand for fast, easy to use and practical driver assessments. With unrivalled levels of flexibility and relevance, it will enable recruiters to identify candidates with the right skillsets more quickly and eliminate risk.”

For further details of this new Driver Assessment tool, contact ISV Software on 02380 816600.

ISV Software provides a range of assessment and training solutions designed and developed by an experienced team of in-house software designers. It focuses on three key areas: assessment and training software for the recruitment industry; flexible, specialist hard and soft skills assessment and training solutions tailored to the needs of the call centre market; comprehensive multimedia teaching and leadership programmes for schools, colleges and universities covering such issues as motivation, performance management, strategy, planning and organisation. For more information, please visit www.isvgroup.com

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