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Periodic Driver CPC Training

Duration:

7 Hours or 2 x 3½ Hour Sessions Completed Over Consecutive Days

Course Description


Who Is This Course Designed For:

All drivers who drive commercially in vehicles of and above 3½ tonnes for hire and reward required CPC. You'll get your Driver Qualification Card (DQC) when you've completed either:

  1. Your initial qualification
  2. Your 35 hours of periodic training if you have a Great Britain photo-card licence with the category gained before September 2009 (please contact us if you are unsure of your status)

You'll then need to do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver CPC. The photograph and signature on your photo-card licence will be used on your DQC. Your DQC will be sent to the address on your driving licence.

7 Hour Course:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work: This Driver CPC unit is designed to give drivers a good basic knowledge of First Aid.  It has the same syllabus as the accredited Emergency First Aid At Work course.

Course Content

  1. What is First Aid?
  2. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  3. The Unconscious Casualty
  4. Respiratory Disorders
  5. Circulatory Disorders
  6. Wounds and Bleeding
  7. Fractures
  8. First Aid Kits
  9. Incident Reporting


3½ Hour Courses Available:

  • Conflict Management:

Course Content

  1. What constitutes conflict
  2. The role of communication in conflict
  3. The procedural, environmental and legal context of violence in the workplace
  4. Requirements of individuals and organisations following a violent incident
  • Customer Care:

Course Content

  1. Common customer care issues
  2. Types of customer
  3. Enhancing the image of the company
  4. The role of the driver – skills and attitude
  5. Customer care rules
  • Fuel Efficient Driving:

Course Content

  1. Benefits of Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving
  2. Fundamentals of Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving
  3. Fuel Saving Tips
  4. Case Studies
  • Guide to Licensing:

Course Content

  1. Goods Vehicle Operator Licencing
  2. The Transport Manager
  3. LGV and PCV Driver Licencing
  4. Moving Goods By Road
  • Manual Handling:

Course Content

  1. The Law
  2. The Musculo-Skeletal System
  3. Bio-mechanics and mechanism of injury
  4. Flexibility
  5. Ergonomics
  6. Principles of Safe Lifting
  • Safe and Legal Driving:

Course Content

  1. Driving Offences
  2. Vehicle Checks and Defect Reporting
  3. Legal Responsibilities
  4. Alcohol and Drugs
  5. Tiredness
  6. Mobile Phone Usage
  7. Actions in event of an accident
  • Safe Vehicle Loading:

Course Content

  1. Vehicle Structure
  2. Packaging
  3. Restraining Methods
  4. Load Securing Checklist
  • Secure Transport Operations:

Course Content

  1. Vehicle Security
  2. International Road Transport
  3. Illegal Immigrants
  4. Effective Systems
  5. Penalty Considerations
  • Tachograph Rules and Enforcement:

Course Content

  1. Analogue Tachographs
  2. Digital Tachographs
  3. Digital Tachographs – Cont’d
  4. Enforcement
  • The Highway Code:

Course Content

  1. General Rules, Techniques and Advice
  2. Using the Road
  3. Driving in adverse weather conditions
  4. Waiting and Parking
  5. Motorways
  6. Road Signs and Markings
  • Vehicle and Load Handling Systems:

Course Content

  1. Braking Systems
  2. Retarders
  3. Coupling and Uncoupling
  4. Air Connections
  5. Electrical Connections
  6. Load Handling Systems
  7. Materials Handling Equipment
  8. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  9. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  10. Tail Lifts
  • Workplace Transport- Health and Safety:

Course Content

  1. Managing the Risks
  2. Organising for Safety
  3. Safe Site
  4. Safe Vehicles
  5. Safe Drivers
  6. Operational Issues
  • Fire Safety Awareness and Vehicle Safety:

Course Content

  1. Vehicle Fires and Emergency Situations
  2. Fire Legislation and Statistics
  3. Causes of workplace fires and workplace fire prevention
  4. Actions on discovering a fire and upon hearing a fire alarm
  5. Triangle of fire
  6. Fire extinguishers
  7. Safety Signage
  8. Human responses in fire situation
  • Drivers Hours and Working Time Directives:

Course Content

  1. Domestic Drivers Hours Rules
  2. EU Drivers Hours Rules
  3. AETR Drivers Hours Rules
  4. Working Time Regulations 1998
  5. Road Transport Working Time Regulations 2005
  • Construction and Use of Vehicles:

Course Content

  1. Definitions of vehicles
  2. Construction and maintenance requirements
  3. Use of vehicles
  4. Type approval scheme
  • Municipal Operations- Health and Safety:

Course Content

  1. Legal Responsibilities
  2. Risks at Work
  3. Risks with Vehicles
  4. Risks with Reversing
  5. Customers Drivers Safety
  6. Disposal Sites
  7. Risk Assessments
  8. Do's and Don'ts
  • Industry Environment:

Course Content

  1. Road Transport Operations and other modes
  2. Different Road Transport Activities
  3. Road Transport Organisation
  4. Different Road Transport Specialisations
  5. Industry Changes
  • Digital Tachograph Operation:

Course Content

  1. Introduction to the digital tachograph
  2. Inserting the Driver card and making manual entries
  3. Clock changing and mode switch selection
  4. Ejecting the card
  5. Understanding printouts
  • Road Traffic Law:

Course Content

  1. Introduction, history of the vehicle, The Highway Code
  2. Lorry road user charging, fixed penalties
  3. Other vehicle offences
  4. Road Traffic Accident Procedure
  5. Seat Belts
  6. Stowaways and Smuggling
  7. Use of Radios and Telephones in vehicles
  8. Road Safety Act 2006

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Drivers face being fined up to £1,000 and even losing their livelihood if they don't have a current Driver Qualification Card. The traffic commissioner reminds operation managers to be aware of their duty in regards to drivers training hours and deadlines to avoid penalties.


Next Courses:

Monday 14th - Friday 18th January

Monday 4th - Friday 8th February 

Monday 4th - Friday 8th March

Course contact Info

Date Posted:
22 December, 2014

Contact Details:
Kelly Green
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