500th roadside tyre technician trained by Bridgestone UK
Lodge Tyres technician John Lane, based at the firm’s Walsall branch, recently became the 500th technician to attend and pass the Vehicle Roadside Technician training provided by Bridgestone UK Ltd, training department.
Phil Thirsk, training manager at Bridgestone commented: “Our training courses are written to provide tyre service provider’s and their technicians with the skill’s and knowledge they need to carry out their job’s, the Roadside Technician course is accredited with the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) who are the administrators for the National Roadside Training Scheme. Roadside working is fraught with danger with high numbers of vehicles travelling on the motorway network, a technician must be correctly trained to deal with any eventuality, providing customer care to the driver of the broken down vehicle, whilst also looking after their own welfare”.
Trevor Standeven, general manager of Lodge Tyre Company Ltd said: “at Lodge Tyres the safety and welfare of our staff is very important to us and the only way we can ensure their safety is to train our staff to the highest standard, this we do in partnership with Bridgestone training department who’s professional approach to training makes achieving our training objectives that much easier.”