George & Harding has taken delivery of 12 Berlingos and three Relays to add to its fleet of 40 Citroen vans.
The vehicles were supplied by Citroen commercial vehicle specialist Penton Bournemouth and replace the company's fleet of Ford Escort and Transit vans.
Staff carrying tools and equipment to construction sites will use the vehicles, which have been purchased outright. As part of the deal, driver training will be provided by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Steve Bicknell, George & Harding's financial director, told Commercials In Business that driver training was as important as selecting the right vehicles for the job. He said: 'Our drivers have already received training from DriveTech and we are hoping the RoSPA training will take place in the coming months.'
He added that the company had been working to create a 'safety' culture. This means that drivers are encouraged to take pride in driving safely and receiving training certificates.