Michael O’Rourke, one of Recycling Lives’ van drivers, has just passed his LGV Class II theory and practical driving tests!
Michael, who started working for Recycling Lives in 2006, has been working for the company’s transport department since 2011. Early this year, Michael completed his ADR licence, which allows him to transport hazardous materials by road – a vital qualification when building a career with a successful commercial recycler like Recycling Lives! However, as Recycling Lives has won further contracts, some of which have been rolled out across the UK, the transport team has needed to increase the number of drivers able to handle larger HGVs.
Michael began training for his Class II LGV driving licence in May. This advanced driving qualification allows holders to drive rigid vehicles up to 33 tonnes in weight. Michael was up to the challenge: by the end of July, he had passed his theory and, just a couple of weeks later, his practical test followed suit.
Not only did Michael pass both tests, he passed them both first time – a great achievement! The whole team at Recycling Lives would like to congratulate Michael and wish him luck as he sets out with his new qualifications under his belt!