Driver CPC

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) is a European Union Directive implemented in September 2009, and covers anyone licensed to drive commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. Both newly-qualified and experienced drivers will have a legal responsibility to make sure they meet the requirements of the Driver CPC and carry a valid Drivers Qualification Card (DQC), once qualified.

Our NLTC approved Driver CPC courses include:

  • Module 1
    Drivers Hours and Tachographs
  • Module 2
    Safe Vehicle Operations and Loading
  • Module 3
    Safe and Economic Driving
  • Module 4
    Health & Safety in Transport
  • Module 5
    Safe, Efficient and Secure Transport Operations

Dangerous Goods Training (ADR)

From January 1st 2007 it became mandatory for drivers of all vehicles carrying Dangerous Goods to be trained by Department for Transport approved training providers. After sitting the approved dangerous goods training course and passing the examination, drivers receive an ADR Vocational Training Certificate (VTC) which is valid for 5 years and recognised throughout Europe. Within 12 months of the expiry date VTC holders are required to take a refresher course to bring them up to date with changes in dangerous goods legislation.

The law requires that the main objectives of the training are to:

  • Make drivers aware of the hazards presented in the carriage of dangerous goods
  • To give them basic information to negate the likelihood of an incident taking place
  • To enable them to take measures that may prove necessary to ensure their own safety and that of the public and the environment, by limiting and containing the effects of any incident

Drivers required to carry Explosives and Radioactive Substances must undergo further specialist training.

The need for dangerous goods training is not restricted to drivers. The law states “Persons whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods by road shall have received training of the requirements governing the carriage of such goods appropriate to their responsibilities and duties."

As such, the requirement for training also applies to such persons employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor; those involved in loading or unloading dangerous goods; personnel in freight forwarding or shipping agencies and drivers not covered by the ADR Vocational Training Certificate requirement.

Such training shall include:

  • General awareness of the provisions for the carriage of dangerous goods
  • Detailed function specific training linked to duties and responsibilities under the regulations governing carriage of dangerous goods
  • Safety training commensurate with degree of risk of injury or exposure arising from an incident with dangerous goods

Training also makes personnel aware of safe handling and emergency response procedures. When dangerous goods are being transported by road, any accident could potentially cause considerable harm to both people and the environment. Therefore, the movement of such goods are governed by international regulations and is strictly policed.

Our ADR courses include:

  • ADR Dangerous Goods in packages and tankers Initial Training
  • ADR Dangerous Goods in packages and tankers Refresher Training
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Awareness Course

Class 1 C+ E

Our Class 1 C+ E course include:

  • 2½ day course to bring the candidate to a high level of training. 
  • Finance packages available subject to status.
  • One to one Training

Forklift Operator Training

Our Forklift Operator courses:

  • Basic Operator Training - This course is designed for persons with no knowledge of Fork Lift Truck operation whatsoever. It provides the candidate with the essential knowledge necessary for the safe operation of the truck and teaches vehicle sympathy as a vital part of the job. You must be over the minimum school leaving age (16+)
  • Existing Operator Training - This course is designed for persons that have experience in the use of forklift operation but hold no formal qualification. The course will provide delegates with training in how to carry out pre-use checks and in the safe and efficient operation of a forklift truck in the workplace. Experienced operator will have some previous experience and will be familiar with the articulation and operating characteristics of a fork truck but will not have had the benefit of adequate, formal training in basic operating skills
  • Refresher Operator Training - This course is designed for persons that currently hold a certificate in forklift operation that requires renewal. The course will provide delegates with refresher training in how to carry out pre-use checks and in the safe and efficient operation of a forklift truck in the workplace. Proof of relevant certification will be required on booking this course.
  • Lorry Loader Operator Training

Electric Pallet Truck

Regulations require all employers to take reasonable steps to ensure safety among their employees and ensure their workers have been correctly trained and hold the appropriate certification.

½ day course will enable the candidate to have a safe working practice of the equipment and receive certification.

Tail lift Training

The ½ day course is aimed at any operator using a commercial tail lift. Course includes correct loading/unloading , how they should be used along with pre use checks and working at height.

Fire Marshall course

3½ hrs course

If you own, manage or operate a business your will need to comply with fire safety laws. The main law is the regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005 or The Fire Safety Order which applies across England and Wales and came into force on 1st October 2006. Our half-day Fire Safety Training Course will ensure you and your Fire Marshalls are fully compliant and also help with fire safety in the workplace.

First Aid course

Employers have an obligation under the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 and Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L74) to make adequate and appropriate First Aid provision for their workforce.
It is recommended that someone is able to undertake First Aid duties at all times whilst people are at work.
Our course covers the full EFAW First Aid at Work and is ideal for smaller workplaces that present few health and safety risks, where a nominated or appointed person is required to take charge in the event of an illness or accident.

  • FIRST AID AT WORK NOVICE
  • FIRST AID AT WORK REFRESHER
  • EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK

Please contact us to talk about your training requirements 01603 692703 or email enquiries@freighttrain.org.uk