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Driver CPC Part 5 - Gearing up your Health and Safety

Driver CPC Part 5 - Gearing up your Health and Safety


Gearing up your Health and Safety

The Northern Logistics Academy is a logistics and transport training specialist, based in the Northwest of England, delivering sector specific training and qualifications. We are JAUPT approved for the delivery of Driver CPC periodic training courses.

If you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job, it is a legal requirement that you must hold the full Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

To gain this you must do either 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years or, 7 hours training per year in order to maintain your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This next available start date for this course is Friday 26th May 2017. The course takes one full day to complete with 7 hours of learning.

The course is delivered to groups comprising of a minimum of 8 drivers. If required, we are able to set discrete dates for employers upon request.

This course is delivered at Northern Logistics Academy's dedicated training centre at our St Helens Campus (Langtree Street, St Helens WA9 1AR).

Alternatively, for groups of employees, we can deliver this course in the workplace.

What will I study?

Introduction to Health and Safety in Logistics: an overview of the structure of Health and Safety in Logistics and the responsibilities of different personnel. Information is given on the key Health and Safety legislation in the UK.

Understanding the Key Health and Safety Legislation: identifying the key health and safety legislation in the UK and understand the basics of the Health and Welfare legislation within the Logistics Industry.

The Requirements, Procedures and Equipment Required for a Safe Environment: awareness of relevant Health and Safety requirements, procedures and equipment importance of accident reporting including on site and on the road.

The Hazards you may come Across: the introduction of hazards provides detailed insight into how to reduce the risks of hazards, including the general hazards, hazards whilst driving and the hazards associated with different types of cargo.

Assessing the Risk: a look into the purpose and use of safety equipment and/or clothing to minimise risk in particular tasks and understand the basics of a risk assessment.

Fire and Emergency Procedure and Precautions: an overview of the importance of emergency procedures, focusing on fire precautions and equipment.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment, the only requirement is that you complete the full 7 hours training in a classroom based workshop. Qualification is by attendance; there are no tests or exams to take at the end of the course.


On the day of your course, you must bring at least one of the below items as identification:

  • a photocard driving licence
  • a valid passport
  • a digital tachograph card
  • a Driver CPC card

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

  • Gearing Up Your Driving and Working Hours Legislation
  • Gearing Up a Healthy Business and Driver
  • Gearing Up Your Professional Image
  • Gearing Up Your Service Excellence

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @

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