DCPC Walk Around Checks & Defect Reporting, Health & Safety For Drivers

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Date(s) - 16/08/2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Station House Training Centre

Who is it for?

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.

Aim and Objectives:

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 profes-sional drivers and theory and practical exercises for health and safety for drivers.

Course Content:

Driver CPC fair processing notice

Walk Around Checks & Defect Reporting

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

  • Regulations
  • Prevention
  • Falls from vehicles

Course Evaluation and Feedbacks

Duration: 1 Day


Bookings are closed for this course.