Deliveroo is taking the lead in prioritising the health, wellbeing and safety of its staff in the local community, by providing training to their riders on how to spot victims in potentially dangerous situations and how to handle confrontations.
The takeaway delivery giant has partnered with Neighbourhood Watch to offer its drivers optional training, verified by the Metropolitan Police, that will teach them to spot signs of female street harassment, domestic abuse, modern slavery and human trafficking and drug dealing.
Staff will also have the option to learn rider vehicle safety and how to handle confrontations.
Deliveroo rider Alexandra Ramosova said: "Riders are in a unique position as we’re out riding on the street and may see things others don’t.
"We have the ability to help but sometimes aren’t sure how best to do so. This training will allow us to better support our community and one another. Training like this gives people the confidence to make a difference."