Daily Vehicle Checks & Basic Load Security

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Date(s) - 26/05/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Station House Training Centre


Who is this for?

Drivers required to maintain the safety and effective operation of their vehicle during the working day.

Daily Vehicle Checks & Basic Load Security Course:


  • Introduction to Driver CPC Periodic training scheme
  • Duties and responsibilities of drivers
  • Recording daily vehicle checks and defect reporting procedures
  • Hazards associated to vehicle oils, fuels and coolants
  • Personal protective equipment requirements and personal hygiene
  • Checking vehicle lubrication & fluid levels in line with manufacturers recommendations
  • Procedures for fluid replenishment in line with manufactures recommendations
  • Walk round inspection and component part identification and legal requirements
  • Common fault identification and remedial action
  • Regulations and accepted codes of practice concerning the safety of loads on vehicles.
  • Principals of load safety
  • General requirements for securing loads
  • Suitability and selection of anchorage points
  • Securing straps and ropes – Inspection and use
  • Packing and protection of securing equipment
  • Storage of load securing equipment

Duration: 1 Day (counts towards 7 hours DCPC)

Some useful information:

Driving a heavy goods vehicle is one of the most dangerous occupations in Britain, and transportation and warehousing is one of the most dangerous industry sectors. For many otherwise low-risk companies, loading and unloading goods is their most dangerous work activity. Every year around ten people are killed and thousands injured as a result of poor loading, both in the workplace and on the road. The disruption and congestion caused by load spills and vehicle rollover is a significant cost to the national economy.

This is a very useful link to the HSE dedicated page on Workplace Transport where you can read and interact with examples of Basic Load Security – Click Here

An additional helpful guide from the HSE gives guidance on the maintenance through Daily Vehicle Checks – Click Here to download the booklet



Bookings are closed for this course.