35 Hours of Course Content

Course Content

35 hours of approved Driver CPC periodic training takes place every calendar month at our main training centre in Cardiff.

Each training day is for a duration of 8 hours, of which 7 hours is approved Driver CPC periodic training with the remaining hour being broken up into 2 x 15 minute breaks and 1 x 30 minute lunch break.

 A summary of daily course content is outlined below:

Day 1
Driver Regulations

  • Legal legislation, VOSA GV 262 & Working Time Directive
  • Driver’s Licence & Driver CPC explained
  • Documents to be carried by the driver
  • Drivers Hours Regulations
  • Tachographs, Digital & Analogue
  • Daily walk around checks
  • Rules of the road – The Highway Code

Day 2
Health and Safety for Driver’s

  • The Traffic environment & risks to the driver
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Fitness to drive – medical
  • Dealing safely with road accidents
  • Fire awareness
  • Bridge strikes & tunnel procedures
  • Fatigue & stress on the driver
  • Rules of the road – The Highway Code

 

Day 3
Emergency First Aid Training

  • Role of the first aider
  • Dealing with accidents
  • Recovery position
  • CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Dealing with choking
  • Dealing with burns
  • Other miscellaneous conditions

Day 4
Load Securing

  • Legal aspects of Load safety
  • Load safety practice – good & bad
  • Basic principles of physics & load movement
  • Various types of load
  • Securing loads with restraining systems
  • Basic principles of manual handling

Day 5
Driving Economically

  • What is Economic driving?
  • Cost and types of fuel
  • Defensive driving
  • Importance of Route planning
  • Manoeuvring the vehicle into restricted spaces
  • Stress – causes /prevention /signs and symptoms
  • Fuel saving measures