A team of 20 drivers from TML swapped the comfort of their cabs to spend a day in the saddle to get a handle on life as a cyclist.
“It’s been a real eye opener” said TML General Manager Eamonn Malone.
“We wanted the guys to get a feel for it from the cyclists’ point of view and this has certainly opened a few eyes.”
The company, which runs a fleet of 35 tipper lorries across the capital, has launched a series of initiatives to improve safety performance after one of its trucks was involved in a fatal accident 18 months ago.
Malone said: “We’ve changed everything from recruitment and training processes to the visual equipment on the vehicles. It’s paying dividends – and this exercise will also help.”
The training course came as Crossrail revealed it will turn away trucks from site if they are not equipped with the latest safety equipment to protect cyclists.