Green Standard Training

Start date: 26 April 2023

Duration: 2 Days - 26th and 27th April (09:30-16:30)

Location: FTAI Office, K67 A0F4

Certificate: Green Standard certification

Cost: €675

Programme overview

FTAI provide a range of membership driven safety and environmental standards; TruckSafe, VanSafe and the recently
launched PassengerSafe. TruckSafe has bronze, silver and gold levels of increasing scrutiny and performance requirements.
Since 2021 the Green Standard level has been available to silver and gold standard members, the safety standard is recognised by
the Health and Safety Authority and Road Safety Authority, the Green Standard certification is backed by an Enprova funded fuel
performance bonus paid annually for continuous improvement in L/100km (regulated under the EEOS by SEAI). The scheme now
wants to move on to a more formal training programme for those fleets applying for Green Standard accreditation.

Location: FTAI Office, K67 A0F4
The subsidised cost of this programme is €675 from €900

Course requirements

• The company must have a Road Transport operator Licence (RTOL), or be a Bronze/Silver/Gold member of FTAI’s accreditation schemes (TruckSafe, VanSafe, PassengerSafe).
• The individual nominated by the company must be a fulltime employee whose attendance and time allocation is supported by the CEO or CFO (a co-signature will be sought on application)
• The individual can be a professional driver, transport planner sustainability or fuel manager.
• Each participant will receive a certificate of completion (competence).
• Each company will receive a certificate upon receipt of a
final action plan signed by CEO or equivalent e.g. Owner, General Manager or CFO).
Follow-up/refresh is provided via 1 hour monthly webinars hosted by FTAI; results of savings in Litres are collected as part of EEOS programme and can be shared in aggregate with Skillnet.

Course Content

Delivered as 2 full days in person leading to a signed action plan.
• Workbook for each step supplied as a single Excel spreadsheet.
• Surveys will be online with results shared anonymously on
the spot (slido) and in summary form via slides as reference i.e. all sources linked and live. At final afternoon session participants present their climate/fuel action plans, and commit to a date for a follow-up by trainer to
collect signed copy of action plan, usually within 2 weeks.
• Commit to date for signature (they will have prepared for this before final workshop)
• Agree/sign-up to funding e.g. FTAI Green Standard fuel bonus (under EEOS)
• Agree next steps for collaboration if any across the group/ sector

Course description

This training course will equip Transport Managers with the skills and tools to review the efficiency of their truck fleet, and to introduce a fuel management program that can potentially save 5% of fuel use in year 1. The course covers the five pillars of truck fleet efficiency: fuel management, driver and staff
skills, vehicles and maintenance, performance monitoring and information technology.
Fuel is 20-40% of freight operators costs, carbon tax is currently 11c/L. Road freight accounts for 20% of land transport carbon emissions. Ireland recently adopted its carbon budgets to 2035.
This two-day training explains the challenges, how to set science-based targets in line with Ireland’s carbon budgets and most importantly how to reduce fuel use, cost and emissions with the vehicles you have now.
1 Climate context and the business case
2 Significant users and activity data
3 Targets and opportunities
4 Get going: action plan
5 Pitch [draft] action plan and policy
Alternative fuels, energy sources and how to calculate your carbon emissions will also be covered along with funding sources and grant applications

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants will have gained a critical understanding of:
• Context and language of carbon and emissions with terms.
• Climate Act and carbon budgets for the Transport and Logistics sector in the economy.
• How to calculate a science based emissions reduction target and meet it.
• How to prepare for new collaborative supply chains and work with customers.
• Make a start on your energy reduction and climate action plan.
They should be able to make calculations, plans and evaluations standalone, based on actual data from their own vehicles and drivers.

Course Evaluation, Assessment & Grading

The transport sector is extremely busy and time poor, the assessment aims to keep participants attention during the course itself, followed by rewards in the form of interim certificates; the final phase rewards the company with a certificate of recognition from FTAI and an annual monetary reward for posting ongoing savings and results data online (quarterly a well-established process).
• Attendance and participation in the course itself using interactive online polls.
• Timed interactive quiz at the end of each AM/PM session – pass 4 out 5.
• A draft action plan will give a certificate of attendance and confer competence to the individual who attended.
• Upon sign-off and upload of the signed action plan (by CEO/ CFO) the company will be awarded a certificate of completion.
• Results in L/100km, CO2/Tonne-Km and CO2 reduced and/ or avoided will be collected quarterly and funded by Enprova under EEOS.

How does green integrate with safety?

When fleets are well operated incidents reduce close to zero; green metrics provide indicators to monitor and improve performance over time with reducing L/100km acting as a proxy for safer driving.
• L/100km
• CO2e/Tonne-Km
• CO2e/Pax-Km

Continuous improvement year on year Green certificate
• Gather your data (as per DRS)
• Annual action plan signed by C
• Upload your results quarterly
• Get paid bonus annually


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