Questions about the course
- Can other first aid courses count
towards the Driver CPC requirements?
- What will happen if PCV and LGV
drivers don't meet the requirements?
- Who is exempt from Driver
1. Can other first aid courses count towards the Driver CPC
While St John Ambulance First aid at work and standard Emergency
first aid at work courses are licensed and approved by the Health
and Safety Executive to meet employers' legal health and safety
requirements, they cannot be used to count towards JAUPT
requirements. We can deliver bespoke Emergency
first aid at work training that meets both JAUPT and HSE
regulatory requirements to a group of employees on
your premises. Call 0844 770
4800* to find out more.
No courses completed prior to the Driver CPC five year period
can count towards the required 35 hours of training.
2. What will happen if PCV and LGV drivers don't meet the
Legally, drivers that do not fall into the exception category
(see below) will need a CPC JAUPT approved qualification:
- On the spot fines for drivers that are
unable to provide proof of their driver CPC qualification
- If you are unable to produce your Driver CPC and are
driving without one, there will be a follow up
enquiry/investigation into the situation.
3. Who is exempt from Driver CPC?
There are several Driver CPC exemptions associated with the
- Vehicles with a maximum speed not exceeding 45 kph
- Vehicles used by or under control of the armed forces, civil
defence the fire service and forces responsible for maintaining
- 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
- 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 passenger or goods
(i.e. for personal use)
- Vehicles used for carrying material or equipment to be used by
the driver in the course of his or her work, providing that driving
the vehicle is not the drivers’ principle activity.
It is the responsibility of the driver and their employer to
decide if they are covered by these exemptions and, if necessary,
to justify it to the competent authority. If a driver believes they
are exempt from the Driver CPC they are strongly advised to
seek independent legal advice.
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