Driver CPC courses designed to enhance your knowledge and skills and help you stay qualified.

Our courses are delivered by our DSA approved Driver Development Manager in our training suite at our depot in Sittingbourne.  The training is JAUPT approved and RTITB accredited so you can be assured of the highest standards.

Below are the modules and course dates currently scheduled for 2018:

Health & Safety | Emergency Actions (7 hours)

Course Dates

Saturday 17th November 2018, 0545 – 14:00

Health & Safety
General health & safety and site safety
Assessing the risk
Safe working on vehicles
Reversing
Slow moving vehicles
Safety in coupling and uncoupling
Safe working on the road
Noise pollution
Loading bays and ramps
COSHH
Emergency Actions
What’s the risk?
Vehicle inspections and vehicle awareness
Breakdowns
Fire
Bridge strikes
Vehicle collisions
Tyre safety
Emergency manoeuvring
Vehicle security
Physical and verbal confrontation

Professional Driving | On the Road (7 hours)

Course Dates

Saturday 1st September, 0545 – 14:00

Saturday 22nd September, 0545 – 14:00

Professional Driving
Urban driving
Route planning
Speeding
Cyclists
Driving in challenging weather conditions
On the Road
The effects of road predictability
Behaviour and driving
Driving distractions
Risk taking driver behaviours
The effects of anger on driving

Haulage Operations & Enforcement | Vehicle Systems (7 hours)

Course Dates

TBC, 0545 – 14:00

Haulage Operations
The tractor unit – an overview
Gearbox types
Braking systems
Coupling systems
Retardation

Vehicle Systems
Company policies
OCRS
Vehicle maintenance
Traffic incident reporting
Inspections and prohibitions

Load Safety | Safe & Economic Driving (7 hours)

Course Dates

Saturday 1st December 2018, 05:45 – 14:00

Load Safety
Load safety regulations
Principles of safe loading
Load distribution
Load securing systems
Load awareness

Safe & Economic Driving
Why drive economically
Planning for efficiency
Driving style
Torque and engine power
Fuel consumption and efficiency

Drivers Hours | Analogue & Digital Tachographs (7 hours)

Course Dates

Sunday 21st October 2018, 0545 – 14:00

Drivers Hours
Drivers hours regulations
Driving limits and breaks
Rest periods
Working Time Directive
Multi-manning
GB and NI rules
Driving under mixed rules
Record keeping
Enforcement
Analogue & Digital Tachographs
Tachograph regulations, enforcement and exemptions
Introduction to the analogue vehicle unit and the digital vehicle unit
Analogue tachographs usage and tachograph charts
Analogue tachographs – manual entries
Digital tachographs – data recording and operation; logging in/out and manual entries; faults and errors
Mixed tachographs usage
The cost is just £68 (plus VAT) per person, per module.   This includes the CPC upload fee and a PDF certificate.

If you would like any further information or wish to check availability or book any of these courses, please contact Lindsey on 07515 330685 or email dashboard@trustfirmin.com.

We can also arrange and tailor courses to meet your requirements.  Please contact us to discuss your needs.