What is Driver CPC.
Improving road safety
Recognising, underpinning and developing the knowledge and skills that are needed for a professional driver to undertake his / her duties.
Keeping drivers up to date with new legislation applicable to them (i.e. drivers' hours, digital tachographs etc)
Raising the profile and professionalism of drivers and the transport industry.
The Driver CPC is split into two areas, Initial and Periodic Training.
dInitial Training came into effect for new PCV Drivers on 10 September 2008 and new LGV Drivers on 10 September 2009. Thus any driver who passes his / her PCV / LGV licence after these dates will already hold a Driver CPC which will expire 5 years after issue unless the driver undertakes 35 hours of periodic training before the expiry date.
Periodic Training covers drivers who hold a PCV / LGV licence and takes effect five years after the inception date of the new regulations - 9th September 2013 and 9th September 2014 respectively. Drivers who have obtained their entitlement to drive must hold a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) to be able to drive commercially. They must then complete a further 35 hours training before the expiry date on the back of the DQC to continue driving after this date. This can be undertaken in multiples of 7 hour blocks. They will then have to requalify in every future five year perio
Driver Qualification Card
The Driver CPC Consortium
Members mostly offer 7 hour modules although 35 hours block course over a five day week. Additionally there is an option to run courses ‘in house’ where customers can release sufficient drivers. Costs are available on request.
The Consortium has a portfolio of 7 hour and 3½ hour courses which allow customers to ‘pick and mix’ modules to suit their requirements as well as ADR which has been accepted by JAUPT as qualifying for up to 21 hours of periodic training.
To this end Consortium Members may register the client’s specialist training course and trainer with JAUPT (rather than the client having to register its own approval at a cost of £1500.00) and carry out all the administration functions for the course on behalf of the client. This training can then be dovetailed with the Consortium ‘off the shelf’ packages to complete the drivers’ training within the five year period. This will allow clients to manage their drivers’ training in the most cost effective manner.
|It is envisaged that during periodic training a driver will have covered some of the following topics:-|
|1||Advanced training in rational driving based on safety regulations|
|1.1.||Objective: to know the characteristics of the transmission system in order to make the best possible use of it. (LGV & PCV)|
|1.2.||Objective: to know the technical characteristics and operation of the safety controls in order to control the vehicle, minimise wear and tear and prevent disfunctioning. (LGV & PCV)|
|1.3.||Objective: ability to optimise fuel consumption. (LGV & PCV)|
|1.4.||Objective: ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use. (LGV)|
|1.5.||Objective: ability to ensure passenger comfort and safety. (PCV)|
|1.6.||Objective: ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use. (LGV & PCV)|
|2.||Application of regulations|
|2.1.||Objective: to know the social environment of road transport and the rules governing it. (LGV & PCV)|
|2.2.||Objective: to know the regulations governing the carriage of goods. (LGV)|
|2.3.||Objective: to know the regulations governing the carriage of passengers. (PCV)|
|3.||Health, road and environmental safety, service, logistics|
|3.1.||Objective: to make drivers aware of the risks of the road and of accidents at work. (LGV & PCV)|
|3.2.||Objective: ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants. (LGV & PCV)|
|3.3.||Objective: ability to prevent physical risks. (LGV & PCV)|
|3.4.||Objective: awareness of the importance of physical and mental ability. (LGV & PCV)|
|3.5.||Objective: ability to assess emergency situations. (LGV & PCV)|
|3.6.||Objective: ability to adopt behaviour to help enhance the image of the company. (LGV & PCV)|
|3.7.||Objective: to know the economic environment of road haulage and the organisation of the market. (LGV)|
|3.8.||Objective: to know the economic environment of the carriage of passengers by road and the organisation of the market. (PCV)|
|Hazchem Training Ltd||01260 252 252||R.L.R. Services||07973 214 041|
|Rode Training;||08448 081 230||S.D.H. Training||01902 455 677|
| The Driver CPC Consortium
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