What is driver CPC?
The driver Certificate of Professional Competence (driver CPC) was introduced in 2008 for passenger carrying vehicles and 2009 for all Freight and Lorry drivers.
It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards within the transport industry.
What is periodic training?
All professional drivers will need to complete 35 hours of training during a 5 year cycle; this training is known as periodic training and is continual professional development.
When do I have to complete my 35 hours by?
HGV licence holders with a driver cpc qualification card issued in 2014 are now required to complete the next set of 35 hours training before September 2024 to continue to drive professionally.
PCV drivers with a dcpc card issued in 2013 are now required to complete the next set of 35 hours before 2018.
For all professional drivers who passed after these dates you will have been issued with a Driver Qualification Card, this will have a 5 year expiry date.
One in three crashes involves a vehicle being driven for work. That’s 3 drivers injured or insurance claims every day.
One key way of helping to stop these accidents from happening is by sending company drivers of all types of vehicles on this course.
This course has been designed to increase driver’s awareness while out on the road. In many companies a single accident can be huge.
The course contents included will make drivers more aware of the causes and prevention of accidents.
- Have an increased knowledge of the causes and effects of accidents within transport
- Specify the legal speed limits and road regulations
- Explain the implications of emotions on the road
- Demonstrate the techniques for managing events on the road
- State the reasons for completing vehicle checks
- Explain the process of a VOSA inspection
- Describe the endorsements issued by VOSA
The 7 hour course is designed to improve efficiency and skill of the driver, improve their on road knowledge and raise awareness to reduce the risk of accidents.
The aim of this course is to give drivers an increased awareness of health and safety in the workplace and while driving.
Covers the importance of correct manual handling, drivers seating positions, workplace hazards, housekeeping, vulnerable road users and fuel saving.
· Demonstrate the importance of safe manual handling techniques
· Increase the drivers awareness in health and safety · Encourage the need of environmental awareness
· Adopt a safe driving behaviour both on public roads and on site
This interactive 7 hour course will equip drivers with the knowledge and skills to reduce the risk of accidents while working and improve on fuel efficiency.
First aid is the immediate temporary care for the ill and injured, in this interactive 7 hour course you will learn how to deal with and treat causalities by preserving life, preventing worsening and promoting recovery.
You will learn how to deal with emergency situations safely and systematically. These tools can be used in everyday situations to help save people’s lives.
Participants will cover:
Sudden collapse (breathing and non-breathing casualties, Dealing with blood loss, Minor Injuries, Burns, Chocking, Seizures and What to do in the event of an accident
The 7 hour course is designed to improve the confidence and skills of the driver when dealing with first aid. Improve their knowledge of first aid and raise awareness of the accident procedure
The aim of the course is to update all drivers on the laws surrounding driver’s hours and the use of tachographs.
All new commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes are now fitted with digital tachograph equipment requiring a driver smart-card to operate the vehicle legally if driving professionally. All drivers will need to be familiar with both traditional analogue and digital systems.
They must be able to fully understand and integrate with them to avoid falling foul of the new regulations.
This interactive seven hour course will equip drivers with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the integration of digital tachographs.
State the driving regulations that govern transport
Explain the liabilities within transport
Demonstrate the use of analogue and digital.
Interpret the digital tachograph pictograms and understand their practical application
This 7 hour course is designed to improve the efficiency and skill of the driver and to update the ever changing regulations.
The aim of this course is to recognise and deliver excellent customer service every time.
This will help drivers understand the causes of complaints and what can be done to prevent them.
They will develop their skills to project a positive attitude and the right message for themselves & the company that they represent.
- Recognise and deliver excellence to customers every time
- Help understand what causes complaints and what can be done to prevent them
- Develop skills to project a positive attitude and the right message for themselves & the company
- Employ skills to handle difficult situations & people effectively without compromising the customer experience
This 7 hour course is designed to improve the efficiency and skills of the driver and keep a positive attitude during difficult situations.