CPC Refresher Course

The aim of this course is to provide an update on recent legislative changes and operator obligations, refresh some of the key CPC subject areas which are vital to effective and compliant road freight or passenger operation, and to raise awareness of current best practices.  The programme will be structured to enable all participants to take an active role and will include scenarios, confirmation of existing knowledge, practical work-related problem solving and compliance based exercises.  Content of the course is specific to either PSV or HGV.

Course Topics

Session 1
Employment Law – Taking into account recruitment and selection, disciplinary procedures, unfair dismissal and circumstances around Industrial Tribunals;

The Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) and Graduated Fixed Penalty Schemes.

Session 2
Health and Safety – Provision and use of equipment, risk assessments, RIDDOR, PUWER, LOLER, etc.

Session 3
Drivers’ Hours – UK Domestic law, a detailed look at EU regulations, exemptions, requirements as to the issue, control and maintenance of records, the requirements of downloading digital data, fault finding and analysis.

Session 4
Driver licensing and Data Protection Act – Licence categories, checking of licences and keeping of records.

Session 5
Operator Licensing and the Traffic Commissioner – Maintaining the licence, the importance and continuing requirements given by the undertakings on the licence, the role of DVSA, the Traffic Commissioner and Public Enquiries.

Session 6
Enforcement Agencies and their Powers – Powers of DVSA, DVLA and the police, penalties for Construction & Use offences, penalties for drivers’ hours offences, penalties for other offences, vehicle excise, operator licencing etc.  PSV only – the additional requirements of CoiF.

Session 7
Construction & Use – vehicle weights and configurations, lighting regulations.

Session 8
Traffic Law and accidents – general law regarding commercial vehicles, vehicle checking, road traffic accidents and duties of the driver.

Session 9
(PSV only) Lost Property Regulations – responsibility of the driver, conductor and operator, the keeping of adequate records and disposal of lost property.


Please see Course Dates for a full list of dates.

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