OTA will once again be offering this popular course coming this
spring to fleet safety professionals. The Certified Director of Safety
(CDS) course is the only recognized safety manager accreditation program
being offered in Canada, designed specifically for Canadian fleet safety
managers. Through this course led by certified NATMI instructors,
participants will further develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes
necessary to: reduce collisions and employee injuries, recruit and
retain qualified drivers, avoid fines through proper regulatory
compliance, and present a favorable public image for their companies in
the North American Transportation market place.
The 5 day CDS certification course comprises two separate NAMTI
courses (the 2-day Motor Fleet Safety Basics course and a 2-day Managing
Motor Fleet Safety Programs course) followed by an examination day. The
certification exam will be based on the course content covered in the
two courses and general knowledge from practice in the profession.
The Motor Fleet Safety Basics program is designed to provide training on
effective implementation of safety-related policies and procedures, with
the emphasis on action in teaching safety professionals what they need
to do, when and how to do it in an efficient and effective manner.
The Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs portion of the CDS course is
designed to provide transportation safety directors and prospective
safety directors with the vision and skills that they need to manage an
effective safety program.
Through case-based scenarios, participants will learn how to
“sell” safety to top management, foster a safety
“culture” in the organization, demonstrate safety’s
Return on Investment, and consistently improve the safety of company
operations using quality management approaches.
To qualify for enrollment into the course registrants must have five
(5) years in the truck safety field, or four (4) years in the truck
safety field with a four (4) year college degree. The registrant will be
expected to complete pre-reading assignments, which will be sent upon
receipt of registration in course.
The North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) is
dedicated exclusively to providing internationally recognized university
affiliated professional certification and training seminars for truck,
bus, and transit fleet professionals. Content areas include fleet safety
management, fleet maintenance management, risk management, accident
investigation, cargo security and more.
For complete details, please refer to the NATMI website at www.natmi.org