Downwell on Cycle Safety

Downwell are sending all of their vehicle drivers on a cycle safety course to improve defensive driving techniques and collision avoidance.

Cycle safety

We have recently sent all of our HGV drivers on a cycle safety and awareness course. This is part of Downwell’s ongoing commitment to improving the safety on the roads that we share with the other users. The course is the Driver CPC Safe Urban Driving Workshop and was developed by TFL (Transport for London) to promote the safety and the sharing with vulnerable road users in London with a particular focus on cyclists.

The course is aimed at all drivers of HGV vehicles and vans and was provided by Cycle Confident Ltd. It is over 7 hours with 3.5 hours in the classroom and the other 3.5 hours out cycling on the road.

The course was a great success with the drivers that attended saying they came away with a better understanding of how the road is used from the cyclists perspective.

Not only does this training increase our drivers awareness whilst using the roads it also is a part of the requirements for the FORS Silver accreditation

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"Downwell take cycle safety extremely seriously with this additional training going alongside the changes we are making to our vehicles to make them more safer when travelling on busy city streets."

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - Wednesday 25th March

The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening signalled the introduction of more stringent restrictions on us all and has specifically indicated that members of the public should only leave their home for very limited purposes. The message indicates that we should travel to and from work, only where this is absolutely necessary.

The management of the Downwell Group of companies which includes: Downwell Demolition, Inner City Environmental and Inner City Scaffolding has very carefully considered both the meaning and the spirit of the Prime Minister’s statement and whilst there has been some clarification from government subsequently that building sites could continue to operate, we came to the very clear decision yesterday that it was necessary for us, as a responsible contractor, to safely and securely close down our operational sites as soon as reasonably possible. Doing so will assist in maintaining the wellbeing of our customers, employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and the wider communities within which we build.

All sites have been closed down in a safe and secure manner and will remain closed until further notice.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the key workers on the frontline who are continiung working for the good of us all.