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driver CPC - Get Qualified, Stay Qualified

JAUPT Appproved Centre AC01885

As we are sure you are aware, the Driver CPC qualification was implemented as of the 10th September 2008 for bus/coach drivers and from the 10th September 2009 for HGV drivers as a legal requirement.

This is where we at TMC ASSIST come in; with staff having over 12 years experience in transport consultancy and operations, we are pleased to announce that we have been accredited to provide all the necessary training and certifications to enable drivers to gain this compulsory qualification.

You should be aware that drivers who already held their licenses prior to September 2008/2009 are required to meet a deadline for completing this periodic CPC course, which is 2013 for bus/coach drivers and 2014 for HGV drivers.

There is a total number of 35 hours training required for the periodic CPC course. We have divided this 35 hour requirement into five 7 hour course modules, which can be offered as class-based courses at our training facility in Rochester, Kent or as in-house training courses at the offices of our clients.

Our modules will encompass all of the knowledge set out in the syllabus by the JAUPT a professional driver will need to know in order to stay one step ahead of the consistent changes legislation.

If you are interested in booking a course with us; either as a class-based or in-house course, or have any questions related to the regulations surrounding the Drivers’ CPC please feel free to contact us either by email at admin@tmc-assist.co.uk or by phone on 01634 731310.

We provide the full range of training for all professional drivers incorporating the following areas of concern:

Defensive driving skills

A course centred on improvement in areas of attitude, knowledge and skill.
This can reduce the risk of accidents by up to 92% a considerable saving. This can also be traced down to savings on tyres and fuels etc.

Load safety

A course that deals with the compliance with Department of Transport guidelines and their code of practice centred on plate interpretation, load security/restraint and weighbridge procedures.

Vehicle maintenance

A course that deals with compliance with Department of Transport and Vehicle Inspectorate guidelines.
This package runs from a simple daily walk round check and knowledge of construction and use regulations to the interpretation of prohibition notices (PG9) we will also set up a system that allows you to produce correct defect reports.

Drivers Hours & Tachograph Training

An introduction to tachograph legislation and the responsibilities of commercial vehicle drivers. This course - our most popular to date - has already helped many of our clients reduce their tachograph infringements by as much as 50 - 60 % within the first month following training. Elements of this course include an explanation of legislation and interpretation of the tachograph itself, for new drivers. EC Regulation 3820/1/1985, (employee / employer responsibilities) in relation to record maintenance and enforcement are covered. The regulations for the drivers hours in the UK were covered by the Transport Act 1968 and with the EU now include EC Regulation 561/2006, EC Regulation 165/2014 as amended. As well as The Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005 and The Road Transport (Working Time) (Amended) Regulations 2012.

Drivers hours and tachographs

  • Interpretation and definition of legislation
  • EC Regulation 3820/85
  • EC Regulation 3821/85
  • EC Regulation 561/2006
  • EC Regulation 165/2014 as amended
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Driver Responsibilities
  • The tachograph
  • Keeping of correct records
  • Enforcement

Accident reporting

A course that shows the driver how to assimilate relevant information with a view to prevent future prosecutions/claims following a road traffic accident.

This is focused on a drivers obligations, reporting, actions at the scene, the identification, interpretation and collation of relevant evidence, basic plan drawing techniques and the compilation of company reports.

CPC Drivers certificate

Course No.: CRS10165/1881
PCV & LGV. Classroom Training Course. Duration: 6 x 7 hour modules

Driver Awareness and Hazard Perception

  • Customer Service / Disability Awareness (PCV)
  • Health, Safety and Emergencies
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Vehicle Systems (Safety Controls)
  • Vehicle Systems (Transmission System)

Driver Responsibilities, Tacho, RTD and the Law

  • Legislation (including Drivers Hours, Rules and Regulations and the Working Time Directive)
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues
  • Regulations for Carriage of Goods (LGV)
  • Vehicle Systems (Safety Controls)

Driver Welfare, Customer Care and Driver Security

  • Customer Service / Disability Awareness (PCV)
  • Health, Safety and Emergencies
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical/Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Prevention of Criminality and Trafficking
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues

Emergency First Aid for Drivers

  • First Aid
  • Health, Safety and Emergencies

Safe Loading, H&S, Fuel Efficiency and Drive Safe

  • Health, Safety and Emergencies
  • Loading/Unloading (LGV)
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving
  • Vehicle Systems (Safety Controls)

Traffic Law, Accident Awareness and Basic First Aid

  • First Aid
  • Legislation (including Drivers Hours, Rules and Regulations and the Working Time Directive)
  • Prevention of Criminality and Trafficking
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues
  • Vehicle Systems (Transmission System)