DCPC Walk Around Checks & Defect Reports and Loading & Unloading – £86.50 + VAT

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Date(s) - 01/06/2021
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.

Aims 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 helping to maximise their vehicular knowledge, and limitations when loading, load security and unloading.

Course Contents:

Welcome & Introduction to course including aims of courses

Driver CPC fair processing notice


Walk Around Checks & Defect Reports

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

Loading and Unloading

Legal Requirements

  • Laws
  • Driver and operator responsibilities

Weights and Load Distribution

  • Roadside checks
  • Vehicle and load weights – discussion session
  • Load positioning and projections

Vehicle Dimensions and Weights

  • Bridge strikes
  • Weight restrictions
  • Signage

Effects of Load Movement

  • Loss of load – discussion session
  • Vehicle rollovers
  • Load distribution and security

Load Security

  • Breakout Session
  • Load Restraint Systems
  • Types of Vehicles
  • Trailer Connections

Loading Equipment

  • Types of Loading Equipment
  • Safety Considerations

Durations: 1 Day



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