The Danish Transport Training Board (TUR) is responsible for setting national standards and goals for all apprenticeship training for operative personnel of the transportation sector in Denmark, as well as for all labour market training for the same sector. TUR is a statutory body, according to the Law on Vocational Training and Education and the Law on Labour Market Training. Representatives from labour unions and employers’ associations within the transport sector make up the Board in parity.
The Transport Training Board of Denmark (TUR) is engaged in the development and reviewing of transport educational programs focusing on road safety and targeted professional drivers of road freight and passengers.
At present TUR is the project manager of Safe EU Driver, a Leonardo project involving partners from eight other countries, developing standards and recommendations for training under the EU Directive 2003/59 on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers.
Besides being the prime mover in the comprehensive road safety work implied in the implementation of the above EU Directive, over the next three years the Transport Training Board will launch and further develop the following activities:
TUR will launch studies and analysis projects to be able to contribute with new knowledge about how safe traffic behaviour best and most appropriate implementation of behaviour changing course.
TUR holds the annual Transport Apprenticeship Contest (DM for Transportlærlinge), which involves among others competition in dispatching and lashing of trailers. Henceforth, TUR will ensure that traffic safety improving behaviour and safety measures are weighted still higher in these contests.
In addition to its general education activity within road safety, TUR has a vocational forum for traffic behaviour and gathers resources on its website designed to promote information on and training in safe traffic behaviour.