Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - Piloting vehicle and driver safety initiative

Piloting vehicle and driver safety initiative

27 Feb 2017
AMS Group’s driver training safety courses are now available at seven VTNZ vehicle testing stations in Auckland.

Hamilton-based AMS provides a range of driver training courses around the country for individuals and businesses, eg, for truck licenses, forklift licenses, dangerous goods endorsement, operator training for cranes such as overhead gantry and truck loader cranes. 

It also provides workplace safety training covering areas such as confined spaces and working at heights.

Aucklanders can pre-book the driver training safety courses either online on the AMS Group website or at any of the participating VTNZ stations: in Takanini, Kingsland, Glenfield, Sylvia Park, New Lynn, Wiri and Pukekohe.

AMS Group’s Managing Director, Kevin Wall (pictured), says after a five-month trial the initiative is expected to expand to all VTNZ stations nationwide.

“VTNZ is very much focused on vehicle safety and AMS Group is focused on producing the best possible drivers. We’ve got a vision of road safety for the country that we are putting into action. Accessibility to these services is critical. 

Improving the skills of drivers and specifically truck drivers on the roads is positive for all road users.

He says that Ministry of Transport figures show crashes involving trucks, most of the deaths are not truck occupants but the other road users involved. The truck driver had the primary responsibility for about a third (34 per cent) of fatal crashes 

AMS Group is a New Zealand owned driver training and workplace safety training company. With a support office in Hamilton and operating nationwide, the company is NZQA accredited with over 10 years’ experience and is an approved New Zealand Transport Agency license provider.

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