Public Sector - Driving For Work

This in-company course is designed for drivers of goods vehicles operating in the public sector and aims to enhance a driver’s knowledge of transport law. It provides an overview of the operator licensing system and highlights both a driver’s and an employer’s responsibilities, as well as detailing the many other areas of legislation that directly feed into the operator licence obligations.

Benefits of attending

  • A better understanding of variant responsibilities whilst driving vehicles in the public sector. 
  • Receive up-to-date transport information and regulatory provisions in relation to driving within the public sector
  • Improve knowledge in relation to the operator licensing requirements and legal implications of non-compliance by both driver and company

Course content

  • Operator licensing
  • Driver responsibilities in the public sector to include:
    –– drivers’ hours and working hours
    –– winter maintenance
    –– emergencies
    –– vehicle and trailer maintenance checks
    –– coupling and uncoupling of trailers
    –– loading and securing plant and machinery
    –– consequences of insecure loads and overloading
    –– reversing
    –– enforcement procedures
    –– driver licensing categories and variant types of vehicles
    –– Road Traffic Act
    –– keeping safe:
          -- manual handling, slips, trips and falls
          -– safety for waste operations
          –– driver wellbeing

Duration

1 day (7 hours excluding lunch and breaks).
Maximum 20 delegates depending on facilities.

7 hours upload time is recorded on the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency database for Driver CPC for this course.

Booking and information

This course is only available as an in-company basis.  For more information please email training@fta.co.uk or call 03717 11 22 22.