Driver CPC Training
WHAT DCPC COURSES DO RECOVERYSAFE OFFER?
The following courses provide the driver with twenty one hours of the thirty five hour requirement over a five year period, however, by doing more than one CRS 1116-540 the additional fourteen hours can be achieved.
Recoverysafe through IVR (TS) Ltd will be providing additional courses in the future following consultation with the Roadside Assistance and Recovery Sector to determine what is required.
- DCPC Course Number – CRS 1280-540
- Health, Safety and Customer Service
- VR01-Health and Safety & VR02-Customer Service
- DCPC Course Number – CRS 1117-540
- Dealing With Emergency Situations
- VR03-Assess the Roadside Situation
- DCPC Course Number – CRS 1116-540
- Loading a Vehicle With Safety
- VR04, VR05, VR06, VR13, VR14, VR15, VR17
- DCPC Course Number – CRS4730/540
- Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
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Rob Powell – Cedars Recovery
“We were introduced to Recoverysafe by another operator who had recently undertaken training, I contacted them where I found there training and support packages exactly what we were looking for to expand and build on are developing business. We renewed our training with Recovery Safe over a period of months coving all aspects enabling us to continue with our business commitments. My staff and i found the approach to training excellent and undertaken by a veteran trainer who is still active within this demanding industry. This approach helped less experienced staff learn and improve different technique, which might not be covered on other training programs. My staff and I have no reservations in recommending Recovery Safe to anyone who wish to expand or retrain staff.”
Roger Jones – Bowers Recovery
EXISTING DRIVERS – PCV
All drivers of PCV vehicles, holding a category D, D1, D+E or D1+E licence at 10 September 2008, will need to complete the 35 hours of periodic training before 10 September 2013, unless exempt (see 2.6).
This also includes drivers who hold D1 entitlement by virtue of passing a car test pre-1997. After this, they will need to undertake a further 35 hours of training in every subsequent five-year period in order to retain their Driver CPC.
DRIVERS WITH PCV AND LGV LICENCE
Drivers with both PCV and LGV licences will have to complete only one course of 35 hours of Periodic Training every five years; they will not have to undertake 35 hours of training for each licence category.
New drivers who gain their initial Driver CPC after 10 September 2008 (PCV) or 10 September 2009 (LGV) will immediately begin their cycle of periodic training upon receipt of their Driver Qualification Card (DQC).
They will need to complete 35 hours of training within five years of attaining their initial Driver CPC and then complete 35 hours of training every subsequent five years.
Periodic Training could include courses in subjects such as Disability Awareness, Tachograph Regulations and Safe and Fuel-Efficient Driving.
EXISTING DRIVERS – LGV LICENCE
All drivers of LGV vehicles, holding a category C, C1, C+E or C1+E licence at 10 September 2009, will need to complete the 35 hours of periodic training before 10 September 2014, unless exempt (see 2.6).
This also includes drivers who hold C1 entitlement by virtue of passing a car test pre-1997 and drivers who hold HGV class 1, 2 or 3, gained prior to 1991.
After this, they will need to undertake a further 35 hours of training in every subsequent five-year period in order to retain their Driver CPC.
DRIVERS WITH LGV/PCV LICENCES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
Periodic Training must be completed in the country of employment or residence. Drivers from other countries, who are based in the UK, can undertake Periodic Training in the UK if residing here for longer than six months in a calendar year.
Training completed in another EU state, where employed or resident, will count towards Periodic Training in the UK.
DRIVER CPC TRAINING FAQS
WHAT IS PERIODIC TRAINING?
Periodic training is continuing professional development for bus, coach and lorry drivers. It carries on throughout the professional driver’s career, no matter how infrequently they drive.
HOW MUCH TRAINING IS REQUIRED?
All drivers must undertake 35 hours of training in every five-year period. The minimum length of a training course that contributes to the Periodic Training requirement is seven hours.
HOW IS TRAINING DELIVERED?
Courses and training centres must be approved by JAUPT on behalf of the Competent Authority for the delivery of periodic training. The content, title and method of delivery of each training course are looked at during the approval process.
A course is a coherent programme of learning of at least seven hours. The seven hours excludes any breaks; only direct training and contact time (time with a trainer) count towards the Periodic Training requirement.
Periodic Training is designed to improve the knowledge of the driver and it could include courses in subjects such as Disability Awareness, Tachograph Regulations and Safe and Fuel-Efficient Driving.
There are no tests or exams involved but training centres will be required to evaluate each course to ensure that those attending have benefited from the training that they have received.
WHO DOES DRIVER CPC APPLY TO?
Driver CPC applies to all new and existing drivers who wish to drive professionally and who require an LGV or PCV licence in order to do their job.
DCPC TRAINING EXEMPTIONS
The Driver CPC directive will not apply to the drivers of:
- Vehicles with a maximum authorised speed not exceeding 45 km/h.
- Vehicles used by or under the control of the armed forces, civil defence, the fire service and forces responsible for maintaining public order.
- Vehicles undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or of new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service.
- Vehicles used in states of emergency or assigned to rescue missions.
- Vehicles used in the course of driving lessons for any person wishing to obtain a driving licence or Driver CPC.
- Vehicles used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods for personal use.
- Vehicles carrying material or equipment to be used by the driver in the course of his or her work, provided that driving the vehicle is not the driver’s principal activity.