M1 – Drivers’ Hours

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Who Should Attend

Drivers with “acquired rights” (sometimes known as “grandfather rights”) who passed their test before September 2008 (PCV), or before September 2009 (LGV).

Drivers who need to acquire 7 hours towards their 35 hours of periodic training.

Course Outline

  • To provide delegates with a knowledge and understanding of Drivers’ Hours regulations, the Working Time Directive and Domestic Legislation.
  • The course includes the use of analogue and digital tachograph equipment, including the opportunity to use our digital tachograph simulator.
  • Training Methods
  • A classroom based course supplemented with tutorials and videos.

Driver CPC Approved

Yes – 7 Hours (course M1)

Course content

  • Requirements of and exemptions from Driver CPC
  • Exemptions from EU 561/2006 (the drivers hours regulations)
  • A detailed examination of the EU drivers’ regulations
  • The Working Time Directive and how it affects drivers subject to and exempt from EU561/2006
  • British domestic rules
  • Identification of drivers’ hours and tachograph infringements
  • The main features of and how to use an analogue tachograph
  • The main features of and how to use a digital tachograph including downloading requirements for both driver and vehicle data
  • A brief look at the Graduated Fixed Penalty system

Ratios

  • Accreditation: JAUPT
  • Classroom – COTS Premises: 20 : 1
  • Classroom – Client Premises: 15 : 1

Additional Information

In order to claim Driver Certificate of Professional Competence credit, delegates attending this course must have a valid licence for categories C, C1,  C1+E,  C+E,  D,  D1,  D1+E  or  D+E  and must present a driving licence when attending the course.

COTS are fully approved by JAUPT to deliver Driver CPC periodic training.

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