DCPC Road Traffic Accidents and Vehicle Road Worthiness

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1 day

Timings:08:30:00 - 16:30:00

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Price: £86.50 + VAT
Duration: 1 day
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The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the professed aim of improving road safety and helping to maintain high standards of driving. Professional drivers must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) to drive a lorry, bus or coach.


To ensure that candidates are provided with the knowledge needed as professional drivers to continue to perform their duties safely.


Candidates will take part in theoretical training and discussions relating to road traffic accidents and fire awareness, gaining a greater understanding of causation, prevention and where necessary, treatment.


Welcome & Introduction to course including aims of courses
Driver CPC fair processing notice
Road Traffic Accidents – First at the Scene
Arrive on Scene
• Stopping safely, safety priorities, hazards at the scene, calling the emergency services, dangerous goods

Next Actions
• Dealing with vehicle fires, dealing with vehicles in water, ensuring the safety of others
Casualty Care and Dangers
• Safety considerations, DRABC, CPR, AED, recovery position, bleeding & shock, dealing with the emergency services, bystanders

Vehicle Roadworthiness
Walk Around Checks, Legal Requirements and Maintenance

• Walk Round Checks, Legal Requirements of Vehicle Equipment
• PMI’s
Safety Equipment

• PPE, Fire Extinguishers, First Aid Kits
• Seat Belts, Emergency Exits, Vulnerable Road User Safety Equipment

Defect Reporting
• Defect Reporting Systems, Nil Defect System, Actioning of Defects
• Driver and Operator Responsibilities, OCRS