Driver CPC Training

Driver CPC Training in Lancashire

We are members of the Institute of Transport Administration consortium (AC00709/12) , designed to meet all the demands of the Driver CPC training legislation whilst providing not just training, but a total management solution for your Driver CPC responsibilities.

The Institute of Transport Administration  http://www.iota.org.uk (IoTA) is a professional membership organisation that represents some 4,000 individuals and firms within all spheres of the transport industry in both the United Kingdom and overseas. It supports and encourages efficient transport management and is committed to the ongoing growth and development of its members through specialist knowledge-sharing and the provision and promotion of educational programmes, and now you can utilise its expertise to acquire your Driver CPC training.

We can deliver this training, throughout the UK at your premises, or at our own centre in East Lancashire.

The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) was introduced to raise standards and improve safety across all EU states. All professional bus/coach drivers and drivers of lorries of 3.5 tons and upwards, licence categories C, C1, CE, C1E must undertake Driver CPC training if they want to drive for a living.

Affected drivers will need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) approved training within every 5 year cycle starting on September 10th 2008 for bus and coach drivers and September 10th 2009 for lorry drivers https://jaupt.org.uk

All drivers must now carry a DQC (Driver Qualification Card) if they are driving a goods vehicle of 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass unless they fall into one of the specified exemptions which appear on the www.gov.uk website.  New drivers still need to undertake initial DCPC training, (see our LGV pages). Drivers who drive commercially without a DQC can expect severe financial penalties as can operators permitting drivers to drive their vehicles. In severe circumstances the Traffic Commissioners can suspend or even withdraw the entitlement to drive a large goods vehicle.

Customer Care

Customer Care

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  • Course Introduction
  • Regulations
  • Definition – who is the customer?
  • Customer needs and expectations
  • Carriage of goods
  • Customer perception – the driver as the ‘face’ of the company
  • Customer relations
  • Communication skills
  • Customer complaints / Company reporting
  • Course conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Digital Tachographs

Digital Tachographs 

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  •   Course Introduction
  •   Legislation
  •   Digital Tachographs / Vehicle units / Fitting requirements / Calibration
  •   Digital Tachograph cards – Driver / Company / Workshop / Enforcement –Acquisition / Use / Replacement
  •   Pictograms / UTC / Activity
  •   Tachograph operation / Menu functions / Changing vehicles
  •   Manual entries / Displays / Print outs
  •   Enforcement
  •   Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Driver Wellbeing

Driver Wellbeing

Duration: 7 hours module

  • Course introduction
  • Legislation / Driver responsibilities
  • Hazards / Risks/ Safe Working Practices
  • Drink & Drugs – the risks
  • Ergonomics – correct seating / driving position
  • Exercise  dietary considerations
  • Common ailments – reducing the risk
  • Stress / Fatigue
  • Statutory medicals / Reportable conditions
  • Incidents – reporting and recording
  • Course Conclusion

Drivers Hours & Regulations

Drivers Hours Regulations

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  • Course Introduction
  • Legislation / Operator’ & Drivers Responsibilities
  • Application of UK & EU Driver’s Hours Regulations
  • Driver’s Hours Regulations / Driving Limits / Driving Breaks / Travelling Time / Trains & Ferries
  • Drivers Hours Regulations / Daily Rest / Weekly Rest / Compensation Rules
  • Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations
  • Domestic Regulations
  • AETR Limits / Mixed Driving
  • Drivers Hours Records
  • Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Drivers Hours Record Keeping

Drivers Hours Record Keeping

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  • Course Introduction
  • Legislation / Legal Responsibilities / Penalties
  • Record Keeping – EU Regulations – Analogue
  • Record Keeping – EU Regulation – Digital
  • Record Keeping – Mixed Analogue / Digital / Other Work
  • Record Keeping – Domestic Regulations
  • Record Keeping – Working Time Regulations
  • Course Conclusion

First Aid (Emergency)

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First Aid (Emergency)

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  •   Course Introduction
  •   What is first aid
  •   Emergency first aid in the workplace
  •   Responsibility of the emergency first aider
  •   Action in an emergency
  •   Risks of further danger to first aider and casualty
  •   Primary assessment / Consciousness / Response / Breathing
  •   Secondary Assessment / Bleeding / Breaks / Burns / Recovery position
  •   Principles of CPR
  •   Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Mechanical Handling

Mechanical Handling

Duration: 7 hour module

 

FLT instruction – as per customers requirements.

Operator Licensing Awareness (for drivers)

Operator Licensing Awareness (for drivers)

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  • Course Introduction
  • Legislation / Responsibilities
  • Operator Licencing – what is it?
  • Drivers Hours / Working Time Regulations
  • Drivers Hours Records
  • Vehicle Maintenance  Systems and Defect Checks
  • Driver Licencing / Driver CPC Periodic Training
  • Speed Limits and Overloading
  • Penalties / Reporting
  • Operator Compliance Risk Scores
  • Traffic Commissioner Actions – Driver & Operator
  • Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving

Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  •   Course Introduction
  •   Vehicle management / Maintenance
  •   Filling fuel tanks / Fuel efficiency
  •   Use of aerodynamics / Tyres / Rolling resistance
  •   Loading for safety / Effects of payload / Use of axles
  •   Environmental effects
  •   Driving techniques to promote road safety and fuel efficiency
  •   Vehicle routing / avoiding bridge strikes
  •   Drivers attitude / Welfare / effects of stress / Illness
  •   Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Safe City Driving

Safe City Driving (1 & 2)

Duration: 7 hour module

  • Course Introduction
  • Driver Fitness and Wellbeing
  • Vehicle Checking & Route Planning
  • Pedestrians and Cyclists
  • Evolution of the Urban Road
  • Reading the Road
  • Distracted Driving
  • Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Safe Manual Handling

Safe Manual Handling

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  •   Course Introduction
  •   EU/UK Legislation / Enforcement
  •   Risk Assessment / Incident Evaluation
  •   Incidents of injury / Costs of incidents
  •   Functions of the back / Common injuries
  •   Practical Manual Handling
  •   Mechanical handling aids
  •   Use of ladders / Working at height
  •   Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Tanker Awareness

Tanker Awareness

Duration: 7 hour module

  • Course Introduction
  • Legislation / Responsibilities & Obligations of Consignors, Carriers and Drivers / Documentation
  • Safe Loading / Storage / Unloading processes
  • Marking of Vehicles / Requirements for Various Modes of Transport Including Sea Freight
  • Emergency Situations / Spillages / Containment
  • Types of load / Types of Tank / Tank Construction
  • Safe Use Of Vehicle Equipment
  • Safety Procedures for Loading and Discharge – Earthing, Open & Closed Fill, Tipping & Non-Tipping Trailers
  • Dangers of Static Electricity / Tank Cleaning / Routing
  • Course Review & Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

The Safer Driver (Highway Code Awareness)

The Safer Driver (Highway Code Awareness)

Duration: 7 hour module

  • Course Introduction
  • Specific areas of highway users and hazard awareness
  • Waiting / Parking
  • Types of road
  • Crossings
  • Signs
  • Height Restrictions
  • Speed and Stopping distances
  • Penalties
  • Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Vehicle & Personal Incident Reporting

Vehicle & Personal Incident Reporting

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  • Course introduction
  • EU/UK Legislation / Enforcement
  • Cost of accidents
  • Risk assessment / Incident evaluation
  • Personal injury accidents / Near misses
  • Reporting & Recording / RIDDOR
  • Vehicle incidents / Reporting and recording
  • Insurance reporting
  • Course conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Vehicle Defect Checks & Reporting

Vehicle Defect Checks & Reporting

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  •   Course Introduction
  •   Legislation / Operator licensing requirements / Enforcements
  •   Guide to maintaining roadworthiness / Walk round checks
  •   What to check
  •   Defect reporting / Nil defects
  •   Rectification / Roadworthiness
  •   Recording
  •   Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.

Vehicle Safe Loading

Vehicle Safe Loading

Duration: 3.5 hour module

  • Course Introduction
  • Legislation / Driver’s responsibilities
  • Types of Load / Vehicle
  • Vehicle Routing / Hills / Low Bridges / Bridge Strikes
  • Principals of Load Safety / Load Position
  • Load Restraint Methods
  • Abnormal Loads
  • Enforcement / Penalties
  • Actions at Collection, Delivery Points / Customer Relations
  • Working at Height (Harnesses) / Confined Spaces
  • Course Conclusion

We are always happy to incorporate any specific training requirements, including your own company policies within our course material.

We aim to tailor the training to your own business needs in order for you to receive the optimal benefit from Driver CPC.