DCPC Vehicle Roadworthiness and Health & Safety

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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 Walk Around Checks & Defect Reporting affecting professional drivers and theory and practical exercises for health and safety for drivers.


Welcome & Introduction to course including aims of courses
Driver CPC fair processing notice

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

Health & Safety for Drivers
Laws & Responsibilities
• What is Health & Safety & Who’s responsible? – discussion session
• Health & Safety legislation

Vehicle Movements
• Dangers of vehicle movements – discussion session
• Safe practices and preventative measures

Banksman Signals
• Reversing vehicles safely
• Demonstration of banksman signals

Manual Handling
• Basic principles
• Injuries and losses – discussion session
• Techniques

Personal Protective Equipment
• PPE rules – discussion session
• What and when to use
Working at Height & Slips, Trips and Falls

• Prevention