A1 Road Skills have built up over the years a dependable reputation for delivering road safety training and over the years, the directors have advised the Indian government on aspects of motorcycle safety, advised the former Yugoslav and Czech governments on specialist driver training issues and presented road safety to US and British military. Including road safety presentations to national companies across the UK and the Middle East so you are in good hands if you chose to come to us for your Driver CPC courses. We know what we're talking about! Our courses have been specifically designed off the back of a lifetime involvement with road haulage and many years of experience within the driver training industry to give you a complete and thorough background into the safety aspects involved in professional driving on to-day's roads. Our courses are JAUPT Approved and each course is 7 hours in duration You need 35 hours to qualify for you with Driver CPC to get you DQC.
No keep fit or yoga classes here, although there may be the odd tip how to prevent that 'bacon buttie bellie' from spreading! Keeping yourself, reasonably fit has got many benefits, both to your family and to yourself but how can you keep yourself fit and healthy when you spend so long in the cab? This course will give you all the tips you will need from how to sit correctly, to simple and easy exercises you can do to keep your belly and buttocks trim, even while driving and if you follow our simple tips you will surely be the envy of every other driver out there! Heart and digestive complaints are the biggest problems professional drivers face but if you aren't fit, what else could go wrong? Maybe a slip when climbing into the cab or a trip or fall on the flatdeck, either putting you out of work for maybe weeks at a time and affecting your earnings just as you were saving to give the kids a holiday. We won't talk you out of your favourite roadside snack and tempt you to eat museli and fruit all day long but we will give you some excellent ideas how to keep fit and healthy when on the road. This course is about the simple things in life, proper clothing and footwear, safe manoeuvring, manual handling and the use of legal and sometimes prescribed drugs. The choice is yours, belly buster breakfasts or a good diet, simple exercises and a few little precautions thrown in to keep you healthy for longer?
A 7 hour course counting towards the 35 hours you need to complete your Driver CPC which looks at how and why crashes happen and how easily they could be avoided. Most drivers think that they are both safer and more skilful than the average driver and no-one thinks of just a few miles an hour over the speed limit as being dangerous at all, 'It doesn't make any difference!' After all, 5 mph is only just a little bit faster than walking pace so what difference could it make? Until it's time to brake of course, and to brake as hard as you can! Then, 5 miles an hour over the speed limit makes a big difference. At 35mph in an emergency stop, a vehicle will travel 21 feet or 6.5 metres further than a vehicle travelling at 30mph. It's partly to do with the extra speed carrying the weight further but it's got a lot more to do with the drivers reaction time. Just because we travel faster doesn't mean that we think and react faster. In fact, our reaction time will remain constant at around a minimum of 0.7 second, no matter what speed we are travelling at. Even Formula 1 drivers can't beat 0.7 second so what makes you think you could. Research has shown us that
Drivers tend to repeat the types of crash they have and because driver errors very often go unpunished, that is they are not always followed by a crash, they develop into bad habits and that is what increases the risk of a crash. This course will help the driver to consider the elements that develop into bad habits and look at how they can be changed. Think, do you
We can all change our beliefs and attitudes, but only if we want to but that change can be all we need to do to keep ourselves, and our families, safe.
A bit of a mouthful for a course title but this course does exactly what it says on the tin! Giving you all the info on GB Domestic, EU and AETR Rules and what exemptions are in force but also making sure that you are aware of the pitfalls and the consequences. This module is designed to make sure you know what to and how to record all the information the authorities may ask you to produce - either at the roadside or anytime down the line. Explained in a clear and concise way so by the end of the training you will know exactly what you need to know. No nonsense about information you will never need to know. Just plain straight talking facts about what you do daily to make sure you don't fall foul of the law by mistake.
Know what you could be held liable for if there is a fault on your vehicle and understand what it could cost you. This course is also invaluable for employers who can also be held responsible for defects on their vehicles, even though the vehicles may sometimes be hundreds of miles away from base. A lot of legislation surrounds this course but don't let that worry you, we aren't trying to turn you into lawyers. All this course will do is to make you perhaps more aware of how to keep your licence clean and stay on the right side of the sometimes complicated law. The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act of 2007 was a landmark piece of legislation which is there to protect the professional driver and good luck to the employer who doesn't take notice of it. The Act encourages good working practises to make the workplace a safer place. The Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 takes matters on a whole lot further to ensure safety in the workplace and that includes the cab. Fines exceeding £12,000 are now the norm for shortfalls in safety standards so the law is cracking down hard on cowboy operators and drivers. Know what your responsibilities are and make sure you, or your company, don't get caught out. After all, if your negligence, either wilfully or by mistake, causes your employer to get a fine that bankrupts them, who will employ you then and where else will you find work at the same rate of pay?
Just think, how would you cope with being the only person around who could save the life of someone who has just had an accident? Would you stand around in a bit of a panic, not knowing what to do and just watch them fade away into unconsciousness, or would you prefer to be able to help in the knowledge that what you are doing will help and maybe even save a life? Ever heard over the golden hour ? It's the amount of time that accident and emergency doctors tell us that could be vital in saving someone's life. On some of our rural areas how long would it take an ambulance to get to the scene of a crash and start to administer first aid? You may never need to use the skills you could learn out on the road, but you may need to use them one day at home!
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