Driver Trainer

Employer Information

Woodside Logistics Group


T: 028 93352255


Job Title                     Driver Trainer

Department                Woodside Distribution Ltd

Responsible to:         Managing Director / Operational Director / Distribution Manager

Job Summary

To train, educate and update Distribution Drivers on the methods, procedures and legislation appropriate to the efficient completion of their duties. 

Key Tasks:

  • Assess potential drivers as part of the recruitment and selection process.
  • Induction and training of newly recruited drivers in the procedures and processes relevant to the role and to general company principles including health and safety policies.
  • Training of new and existing drivers in specific areas relating to loading / offloading of pallets, roll cages and other delivery formats and / or specific delivery/collection point which are procedure specific, for example.
  • Training of new and existing drivers on rigids, tractor units and trailers.
  • Assessing and evaluating driver’s performance, utilising the telemetric systems. This will incorporate regular telemetric reviews, and being able to action upon this information.
  • Formally assess company HGV drivers on a minimum basis of once a year or when required.
  • Review, update and retrain existing drivers on procedures and processes relevant to general company principles and procedures including health and safety policies.
  • Ensure all drivers are familiar with the latest customer requirements. 
  • Ensure drivers are clean, tidy and presentable in appearance and are fully equipped with the relevant company uniform and equipment.
  • Ensure drivers keep vehicles to an appropriate level of cleanliness. Both inside and out.
  • Undertake random staff drug and alcohol testing, using the in house testing equipment.  
  • Report any health and safety issues, including near misses to the general manager.
  • Participate in health and safety forum meetings, risk management meetings, driver meetings and participate in CPC course development and instruction.
  • Participate with defect reporting management / training
  • Complete investigatory meetings as and when required.
  • Assist with cause of damage investigations.
  • Assist with collections and deliveries when required.

Essential Criteria

  • Hold a clean Class 1(C & E) licence
  • Working knowledge of current transport legislation
  • At least 1 years LGV Driver training experience including economic driving techniques and health and safety
  • Previous experience working in road transport operation (incl. loading and unloading) 

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Advanced Driver Qualification
  • Driving Instructor/ Assessor qualification


  • Permanent
  • Ballynure
  • Closing date: Saturday 15 May 2021
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