Michelin Training Helps Lead the Way in Roadside Safety


Midland Tyre Services (MTS) has put 20 of its frontline staff through a Michelin training course tailored to deliver best practice in roadside breakdown assistance.

Michelin Training Programme Helps Midland Tyre Services 

MTS, based in Borris-in-Ossory, County Laois, is one of Ireland’s largest and most recognised fleet mobility businesses. Operating 24 mobile service vans, all equipped with the latest tyre management technology including real-time digital inspection and reporting tools, the business supports thousands of commercial vehicles operating across Ireland. Keen to provide the very best in safe working practices amongst its team, MTS approached Michelin to help train its staff on the correct procedures and checks when helping customers on the side of a motorway or Ireland’s busy A-road network. 

The Michelin Training & Information Centre (MTIC) delivered an on-site training course for MTS, using the REACT (Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians) standard training that is regularly delivered to tyre operators in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern IrelandThe sessions were delivered in small groups and contained a mix of theory and hands-on demonstrations. At the end of the course each technician had to carry out a practical assessment to show they had taken on all the learnings from the training, before being awarded with their official NTDA REACT Licence

Chris Parle, MTS Operations Director commented that, "At MTS we pride ourselves as being an industry leader in terms of health & safety and the welfare of our staff, as well as other road users. The sessions delivered by Michelin were concise and well thought out. It was hugely beneficial and ensures our staff are now best placed to help our customers and maximise their own performance in a safe and responsible fashion.”

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richard.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

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