Is your Transport Company Ready to Return to Work? – asks the FTAI


With most businesses back to work in Phase 3 of the National Plan Roadmap since Monday 29 June, the Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) is asking if transport firms have nominated and trained their COVID-19 Worker Representatives. It is provided Induction Training courses on-line.  

To help employers and employees understand their legal obligations under the Government’s ‘Return to Work Safely’ protocol, the FTA Ireland has launched a series of online courses designed with accessibility and affordability in mind. The courses will help to ensure businesses are able to kick-start their operations as efficiently and swiftly as possible, and, most importantly, contain the spread of COVID-19 through effective and safe working practices.

Covid-19 Worker Representative Training

Covid-19 Driver Induction Training

Covid-19 General Induction Training

Protecting the safety of the workforce is the priority of all businesses within the logistics sector.

All employees must be provided with training and guidance on the new COVID-19 protocols to minimise the risk of spread of the virus. It is incumbent on all employers to ensure the safety of their workforce but also that of contractors and visitors to their sites. Employers must:

  • Establish and issue a pre-return to work form for workers to complete at least 3 days in advance of the return to work.
  • Provide induction training for all workers.
  • Put in place of the necessary controls identified in the risk assessment to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

For more information email or call 01 8447516.