September 18, 2018
It is now officially less than a year until the second deadline for HGV drivers to complete their 35 hours of periodic Driver CPC training. The first deadline came on the 9th of September 2014 and many drivers failed to complete their training before deadline, which immediately raises concerns about whether the same situation will occur again this time around. Any drivers that fail to maintain they Driver CPC and drive illegally face a £1000 fine, some of the worst cases can result in a business’ O license being suspended until the necessary training is carried out. Which raises the question, why do some companies leave their employees to arrange their own training?
There is an argument among some drivers that they are having to work such long hours due to the well-known driver shortage that they do not have time to complete this training. Another reason some people have fallen behind on their Driver CPC hours is due to Brexit, some companies were hoping that this would bring the end of the CPC requirement as it is originally an EU law but there are no plans to stop enforcing the legislation. However, neither of these are valid reasons to avoid training and cause a backlog of hours that need to be completed by September 2019.
We have already had contact with some companies in the transport industry that need to catch up on their Driver CPC hours. Therefore, meaning they need to make arrangements and schedule in a number of sessions before next years deadline. A lot of operators will find it hard to take some of their drivers off the road for a day to complete their training, that is why prior training and planning is crucial to complete CPC training effectively and efficiently.
We can tailor our bespoke training courses to meet all individual business requirements, making it as easy as possible for your business to fit in last minute training courses. Avoid the stress and hassle of having to book your drivers onto courses at the last minute and contact us today to arrange your training…
"Seven Training provided good training locations and facilities for all courses delivered. Our drivers all said the CPC courses were very enjoyable and engaging, they particularly liked the trainers use of their personal experiences rather than using slide shows of other incidents. "
"The trainer utilised very good content to back up his impressive subject knowledge when making his points. The high-quality training equipment and environment also contributed to making this an enjoyable day, I would definitely use Seven Driver Training again."
"The trainers delivery style ensured the learners were fully engaged, giving them the opportunity to practice their skills significantly prior to assessment"
"The trainer identified each trainee learning style and asked questions appropriate to meet their learning needs, he had established a good rapport with his audience and easily engaged them in practical activities and discussions"