All professional bus, coach or lorry drivers must complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) up to date.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for professional bus, coach or lorry drivers.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a JAUPT approved Driver CPC certificate for the module and hours completed.
This course is delivered over 1 day.
What will I learn?
- Why we have drivers’ hours laws
- The importance of working to the regulations:
- The legislation
- Powers of officials, penalties and liabilities of operators
- The OCRS
- The different sets of rules and which apply when:
- The basic principles of the rules
- EU Regulations 561/2006
- Exemptions and derogations, both PCV and HGV
- UK domestic rules
- AETR rules
- The European regulations:
- Breaks during a driving day & daily rest periods
- Maximum driving hours in a day, a week and a fortnight
- Journeys overnight on trains and ferries
- Double manning
- Weekly rest requirements
- Emergencies and delays when you cannot stop immediately for a rest or break
- The ’12 day rule’ for PCV drivers
- Working Time Regulations:
- Maximum working time
- Average working week
- Definitions of Working Time
- Periods of availability
- The working week and breaks
- Night work
- Record Keeping
- UK Domestic Regulations for both HGV and PCV drivers:
- Maximum hours
- Rests and daily rest periods
- Mixed Driving (Under different rules in one day or one week):
- Which rules take precedence
- When is driving not driving
- Records that have to be kept
- Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
- What is alcohol?
- Are you okay to drive?
- How to calculate units of drink
- Popular myths
- Categories of drugs: illegal, prescription, over-the-counter
- New laws being introduced and roadside testing
- Company drug and alcohol policies
- In-work random testing
- Vehicle interlocks and random rolling retests
- Tiredness, Diet and Lifestyle
- Dangers and consequences of tired driving
- The causes of tiredness
- Shift working patterns
- Sleep apnoea
- Food intolerance
- Detecting and avoiding driving whilst tired
- Sleep inertia
- Tiredness at work
- The importance of a balanced diet
- The importance of hydration
- The importance of regular exercise
- Managing your working hours
- The basic work/rest cycle
- The potential consequences of distracted driving
- Use of mobile phones and other handheld devices
There is no formal assessment for this course.