Periodic Driver CPC Training

Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC.

Commercial drivers must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)  to drive a lorry, bus or coach.

The deadline of the 9th September 2018 for the full 35 hours of DCPC for bus and coach drivers is approaching. The deadline of the 9th September 2019 for HGV drivers is also looming.

Fleet Source are a top 10, JAUPT Approved centre, delivering Driver CPC training nationwide and in key areas such as London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Bristol, Gloucester, Wales, Exeter, Peterborough, Norwich, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Reading, Southampton, Oxford, Ashford, Croydon, Watford, Letchworth, Slough, Chelmsford, Enfield, Barking, Wimbledon, Wembley, Liverpool, Manchester, Stone, Derby, Hull, Lincoln, Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield, Sunderland, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Belfast and many more.

All of our Driver CPC periodic training courses are JAUPT Approved for up to 24 Drivers per course, and all contribute 7 hours towards DCPC.

Modular Driver CPC Training

(2 modules from the list below combined to create a full, 7-hour day of approved CPC Training)

O Licence Undertakings – The Drivers’ Role

(3.5 hours)

The objective of the O Licence Undertakings the Drivers Role is intended to raise delegate/driver awareness and enhance their understanding of what their role and responsibilities are in relation to supporting and maintaining their Company/Individual Operator Licence. This training session aims to explain and outline the associated undertakings and how these directly relate to the driver role by clearly outlining their responsibilities and the part they play with involvement with enforcing/maintaining the undertakings that affect them.

Reducing Penalties & Infringements

(3.5 hours)

From the 28th May 2009, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) began to issue fixed penalty notices at roadside checks to drivers who have broken the law. The fixed penalties have been extended to apply to more offences, such as drivers’ hour’s law breaches and Driver CPC infringements. This module raises awareness to reduce and prevent infringements being committed either accidentally or due to the inexperience of the driver/operator.

Vehicle Road-worthiness

(3.5 hours)

This module explains the responsibilities and systems involved in maintaining vehicles in a roadworthy condition, regardless of operating conditions, fleet size or vehicle type. The aim of this training is to remind, revise and provide drivers of their responsibilities to ensure their vehicle is safe to drive before setting off by conducting a walk-around check of the vehicle. This will include how to correctly document the walk-around check and review the system of defect reporting.

Reducing Road Risk

(3.5 hours)

A better understanding of road risk will allow more appropriate and effective work-related road safety policies and procedures to be developed, possibly leading to a greater effectiveness in reducing work-related road traffic incidents. It is commonly understood that individual differences play a role in safe driving performance, therefore, regardless of efforts by organisations to manage work-related road safety, some individuals are more likely to exhibit safe driving behaviour than others. Most HGV drivers see themselves as safer than most other drivers, they sometimes get annoyed with others, and consider themselves to be law-abiding drivers.

Vehicle Safe Loading and Safe Loads

(3.5 hours)

Vehicles should not be used or loaded in such a way that it endangers either those using the vehicle or other road users. You must also ensure that a load is suitably secured so that it is not likely to either fall, shift, move or be blown off the vehicle. Should a load fall from a vehicle, a legal perspective would view the incident as clear evidence that there has been a breach of regulations and as a motoring offence, it is for the enforcement authorities to take the appropriate action. Therefore, the aim of this training session is to encourage delegates to think about how the load can be made safe for manual handling, loading, offloading, as well as while being transported safely and securely by road.

Safety in the Transport Environment

(3.5 hours)

The aim of this module is to increase enhance existing the protection of drivers and crews, reduce the risk in the transport environment and ensure that operators who follow good practices are not put at a commercial disadvantage compared to those prepared to take short cuts with safety related matters and practices.

Fitness to Drive & Well-Being

(3.5 hours)

This module recognises that driving is a complex activity that requires  combination of physical and cognitive skills that can be adversely impaired by a wide range of fitness and health conditions. Drivers are also responsible for ensuring that they do not drive if they are not fit to do so, and that they report any condition that affects their ability to drive safely to their employer, and if necessary to the DVLA.

Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention (TRIP)

(3.5 hours)

TRIP (designed for all commercial fleet drivers) equips drivers with the knowledge and skills to operate safely and reduce the risks of terrorism. This module aims to substantially increase the awareness of HGV drivers relating to their own personal safety and security as well as outlining their role and responsibilities safeguarding the general public. Equally, TRIP focuses on the importance of the HGV driver personal safety and security in relation to the potential exposure to criminal and hostile acts; emphasising the importance of their role ensuring their vehicles, including the loads they carry, remain safe, secure and legal at all times.

Work Related Road Risk

(3.5 hours) FORS Approved

This module refers to Health and Safety law applying to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities. It is a requirement to manage the risks to drivers as part of your Company Health and Safety arrangements. The module discusses the Initiatives bought in to make the road safer, the risks of fatalities and collisions, the legal obligations and responsibilities of both drivers and operators and the results of careless and dangerous driving, including the enforcement powers in these situations.

Vulnerable Road Users in the 21st Century

(3.5 hours)

This module provides a remind and revise insight into what vulnerable road users are and the adoption of defensive driving techniques, ensuring that those road users who are vulnerable when travelling on our roads are safeguarded at all times. Additionally, this training session demonstrates to drivers how to anticipate and prioritise hazards, as well as providing guidance to drivers of possible actions to take and consider with advice on the appropriate action to take if they are involved in a collision involving a Vulnerable Road User.

Understanding Drivers’ Hours & Tachographs

(3.5 hours)

This module provides aims to remind, revise and provide an insight into the rules regarding Drivers’ Hours, the European Union (EU) and Great Britain (GB). Discussions also include general guidance concerning drivers and tachograph rules for goods vehicles, how tachographs record information about driving time, speed and distance and how they are used to ensure drivers and employers follow the rules on drivers’ hours.

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Full Day Driver CPC Training

Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention (TRIP)

(7 hours)

The TRIP training course provides drivers with the underpinning knowledge and understanding relating to the background, activity and methods adopted by International and Domestic terrorists that concern all who operate within the Transport Industry. The course identifies and describes the type of threats and risks that Drivers face and will enhance Driver and employer roles and responsibilities when carrying out daily tasks and duties to reduce these risks.

Safe Urban Driving

(7 hours) FORS Approved

Safe Urban Driving is an essential training course providing HGV and PSV drivers with the knowledge, skills and defensive driving techniques to deal with the ever increasing challenges of driving within the busy urban environment. The course introduces various vehicle technologies that are available to detect the presence of vulnerable road users in close proximity of vehicles and help drivers avoid incidents.

Van Smart

(7 hours) FORS Approved

A one-day course developed specifically for drivers of commercial vans to raise professional standards and improve van safety on London’s roads. The course is for anyone who drives a van –as a professional driver or driving a van for any part of the working day. The course focuses on the skills needed to improve driver behaviour to operate safely, reducing the risk of vans being involved in collisions and enabling van drivers to share the road safety with other road users.

TruckSmart

(7 hours) FORS Approved

TruckSmart driver training is a seven-hour training course for all commercial HGV drivers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to operate safe and roadworthy vehicles. TruckSmart focuses on the importance of driving roadworthy HGVs and the role of the driver in ensuring that vehicles and loads are safe and legal at all times. Alongside TruckSmart driver training there is an e-Learning module. The accompanying Fleet Manager Toolkit provides tools, guidance and resources for managers looking to develop and implement an HGV safety system within their organisation.

LoCITY Driving

(7 hours) FORS Approved

As London grows, so does traffic congestion and air pollution. This has a major and damaging impact on public health. Nearly 9,500 people die early each year in London because of poor air quality. LoCITY Driving features classroom-based modules to help drivers and transport managers save fuel and reduce the environmental impact of commercial vehicles.

Staying Legal

(7 hours) FORS Approved

Staying Legal is essential training for all HGV commercial drivers, regardless of the area of operation, which will raise the levels of knowledge to enhance awareness of compliance that is required for both the driver and the operator. The development of the Staying Legal course is in direct response to the high level of non-compliant HGV’s found during roadside stops and the suggestion from various enforcement agencies.

Work Related Road Risk

(7 hours) FORS Approved

The Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) course is designed to reduce the risk of incidents between freight vehicles, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. Work Related Road Risk equips the driver with an understanding of the requirements and legal responsibilities by ensuring drivers understand their responsibilities regarding road safety. By recognising work-related road driving activities reduces the risks faced by drivers and other road users by protecting and safeguarding them on the road network. This is done by enhancing the driver’s knowledge to enable effective, individual and corporate management WRRR. Enhance public perception, image and reputation of the company and the logistic industry.

For more information about our DCPC training available nationwide or with help booking, please call

0345 600 4045 or email training@fleetsource.co.uk

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