Shell continues to enhance skills, promoting road safety through ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’, increasing the quality of life in Thai society
May 24, 2022
Bangkok, Thailand – : The Shell Company of Thailand Limited is organizing the ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’ programme for 2022 to enhance and upgrade truckers’ driving capabilities in accordance with international standards. Participants who applied between October and December 2021 are receiving safety driving courses (both practical and theoretical) from ‘Taksa Phiphat School’ under the auspices of SCG Logistics Management Co Ltd. Up to the present, 150 people have received the training and have applied these skills to their careers to increase their income, including those who have obtained a T2 and T3 truck driving license. A total of 500 applicants will eventually participate in the project.
Mr. Chirute Visalachitra, Director General, The Department of Land Transport (DLT) (centre), Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, The Shell Company of Thailand Ltd. (2nd left) and Mr. Chalat Wongsanguan, Sustainable Solutions Business Director, SCG Logistics Management Co., Ltd. and Managing Director, SCG Skills Development Co., Ltd. (2nd right)
Mr. Chirute Visalachitra, Director General, The Department of Land Transport (DLT), said: “Road safety requires collaboration between the public and private sectors. The ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’ programme is aligned with our strategic policy to supervise and administer road transport to ensure its efficiency and safety. It will drive the economy and improve people’s quality of life.
‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’ by the Shell Company of Thailand Ltd. and ‘Taksa Phiphat School’, under the auspices of SCG Logistics Management Co Ltd., provides opportunities for participants to gain new knowledge and upgrade their driving skills. The theoretical course covers the law, traffic laws, duties, and responsibilities of drivers, driving etiquette, vehicle check-ups and maintenance, and safe-driving techniques in practise, with a total of 30 hours spent in training and practice. When 500 participants have completed the training, we will have an increasing number of quality drivers on the road, minimizing accidents that cause loss of life and property and making Thai society safer.”
Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, The Shell Company of Thailand Ltd., said: “Shell, as one of the world leaders in the energy business, recognizes the importance of road safety as well as economic and social development. We have a strong corporate safety culture in our DNA from Shell employees, their families, and stakeholders. We promote safety practice in both workplace and everyday life. Shell aspires to see Thai society as more sustainable and to improve road safety. We believe that it is everyone's responsibility to work together, which is why we initiated this programme.
We are partnering with the Department of Land Transport and SCG Logistics Management Company to organize the ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’ programme, which will provide participants with knowledge on safe driving as well as the opportunity to develop their skills, resulting in a higher income for themselves and their families. This programme will also assist the logistics business and Thailand’s economy.”
Mr. Chalat Wongsanguan, Sustainable Solutions Business Director, SCG Logistics Management Co., Ltd. and Managing Director, SCG Skills Development Co., Ltd. said: “The ‘Shell Road Safety Skills Training’ programme is in line with the accident prevention and reduction guidelines from the ‘Taksa Phiphat School’ and SCG, to encourage truck drivers to become role models as ‘SMART DRIVERS’, leading to a change in behaviour and spreading safety culture to a wider society, raising the level of road safety and instilling an awareness of road safety culture.”
“I would like to thank Shell for organizing such a fun, helpful, and high-quality programme for anyone wanting to further develop their driving skills. This programme also provides us with new opportunities and elevating our living conditions. I’m currently driving a shuttle bus between Bangkok and the suburbs and intend to apply for a T3 driving license in order to work as a trailer-truck driver to increase my income,” said Mr. Jeerochai Laingern, a Shell Road Safety Skills Training participant.
Ms. Pemika Tippawat, another participant, confirmed her impressions of the programme: “I was very impressed by this programme as it has a friendly teaching technique and atmosphere. The theory is practical and comprehensive. This training has allowed me to learn a variety of safe driving skills and techniques, including reversing and parking. This programme provided us with new career opportunities and safe driving knowledge. I would like to encourage Shell to continue this programme in order to offer opportunities to others in society.”
Shell has stood alongside Thai economic and social progress and helped build energy security for Thailand through 130 years of operations in Thailand under the strategy of 'Powering Progress,' with the purpose of being a Trusted Partner for a Better Life. Under the Powering Lives pillar, Shell is assisting Thai society in improving its quality of life and well-being.
Over 130 years of operations in Thailand, Shell has stood continuously alongside Thai economic and social development and helped build energy security for Thailand under the strategy of ‘Powering Progress’, with the purpose of being a Trusted Partner for a Better Life. Shell is assisting Thai society in improving a better quality of life and well-being under the Powering Lives pillar.
Executives with the participants
The programme covers various safe driving teachniques and methods such as basic maintenaince and truck driving
The programme covers various safe driving teachniques and methods such as basic maintenaince and truck driving
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