Have you checked how many of your drivers still need to
complete Driver CPC training?
The deadline for Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) drivers to
complete their 35 hour quota of Driver CPC training is 10 September
2013, which means now is the time to ensure your drivers receive
the training needed to meeting the legal requirement.
Why choose Professional drivers first aid?
In 2011, 7,965 PCVs were involved in accidents on British roads,
89 of which were fatal. In the same year, LGVs were involved in
7,126 accidents, of which 272 were fatal*. It’s vital that more
professional drivers have the skill to save a life.
Professional drivers first aid course is highly
practical and ensures drivers react quickly and effectively in
situations where first aid is needed on the roads, meaning they
could be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. The
course is approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic
Training (JAUPT) and contributes seven hours towards the Driver CPC
training quota. Topics covered include:
- spinal injuries
- safer moving and handling
On completion of the course we’ll upload the driver’s
qualification details to the DSA database within five working days.
While this is required of all JAUPT approved centres, unlike many
providers St John Ambulance does this at no extra cost to
Driver CPC: the rules
The Driver Certificate of Professional
Competence (Driver CPC) was introduced in 2008 for bus and coach
drivers and 2009 for lorry drivers. Since then new professional
drivers have had to take the initial Driver CPC qualification.
Existing drivers were given ‘acquired rights’ which take into
account their previous experience.
Bus and coach drivers with acquired rights
must complete their 35 hours of Driver CPC training by 10 September
2013. Lorry drivers with acquired rights have until 10 September
To meet legal requirements, all professional
drivers must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five
years. Revalidating your certificate before it expires at three
years means that
Professional drivers first aid can be completed twice
within the rolling five year period, contributing to 14 hours of
It is the professional driver’s responsibility
to make sure they have completed their Driver CPC training before
the deadline; those who don’t face a £1000 fine and risk losing
their livelihood. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure all
their drivers are correctly qualified and businesses that employ
drivers who have not completed Driver CPC training could also face
Ensure you remain legally compliant.
Professional driver first aid online today,
request more information, or call 0844 770 4800 today to speak
to a local customer service adviser.