The Driver CPC is a scheme for LGV and PSV drivers who drive professionally in the UK. It has been developed to meet the requirements of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PSV drivers throughout their working life. All drivers, new and existing, will then have to undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their Driver CPC is current. This is known as Periodic Training.
The Driver CPC course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of professional of drivers. Lighthouse Safety Training Ltd has developed a course which will suit any type of professional driver with any amount of experience or knowledge. The course covers a range of topics including SAFED theory, Drivers Hours and Tachograph rules.
Driver CPC is designed for all commercial drivers, holding a category C, C1, C+E or C1+E licence before 10 September 2009
The Driver CPC course is made up of 5 individual days, each lasting 7 hours in training. A driver wishing to gain his driver qualification card must complete all 5 days (in total, 35 hours training). The lists of days available are:
Day 1- Drivers Hours and Tachograph Law
Day 2- Vehicle Defect Reporting and SAFED Theory
Day 3- Health & Safety and first aid
Day 4- Safe Loading and customer care
Day 5- Contract of carriage and the transport industry