MWheels Training Launch

Phil Thirsk

MWheels’ commercial vehicle wheel safety campaign has entered a new phase with the launch of a Wheel Awareness and Security Fleet Training programme to be delivered by well-known industry instructor, Phil Thirsk.

New CV Wheel Training Programme

The course, which is Society of Operations Engineers - Continuous Professional Development Approved (SOE CPD Approved), will carry the SOE logo across all literature.

Concisely it will provide a greater insight into the wheel and associated accessories to further develop knowledge in the workplace which will ultimately help minimise wheel loss incidents.

It covers a full overview of both aluminium and steel CV wheels’ design and construction plus fitting and general maintenance and an in-depth understanding of axles, nuts and threads as direct core components. It concludes with a 25 question knowledge test.

The course is aimed at both vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket operators and is designed primarily for tyre technicians, depot staff, vehicle technicians, workshop supervisors and commercial vehicle drivers. Business owners and board directors are also encouraged to attend.

Phil Thirsk said: “The course is designed to deliver the most comprehensive wheel education skills in the UK, looking at every aspect of the wheel and surrounding parts to not only improve safety and minimise wheel loss incidents but also to advance product and performance knowledge.”

Matt Mardle, Chief Executive Officer for MWheels, added: “Our industry-leading training programme is the next logical step in our vehicle wheel safety campaign, bringing together over 30 years of true expert knowledge in a thorough half-day course. Developing this with Phil has been a real coup for the business.

“With a wide range of areas covered from both technical and legal standpoints, and being SOE CPD Approved, it is an invaluable investment in personnel development for all vehicle manufacturers and fleets.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Commercial Tyre Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyre & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: commercialtyrebusiness@btconnect.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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