A CHARTERED accountancy has branched out into offering driver training assessment, and the Newcastle firm wants to extend the service to companies nationwide.
Tait Walker has piloted the scheme with hackney carriage drivers licensed by Gateshead Council, and is now in discussion with other regional local authorities and also has wider plans to roll the scheme out throughout the UK. Frank Nesbitt, forensic service manager at Tait Walker, said: “Because of our in-house experience in this field we identified a gap in the market to develop a comprehensive assessment course. The concept was to carry out remedial driver training for those identified as required, or as part of an overall assessment programme for all employees.
“The course has been designed to meet the needs of drivers of any size of vehicle and, judging by the feedback we have received from the taxi drivers who have piloted the scheme, it is going to be well-received.”