The course is aimed at drivers and crew (including office staff and management) involved with transport operations in the private and public sector. The course will cover all aspects of driver and crew responsibilities whilst operating company vehicles. It also details the many other areas of legislation that directly affect the drivers on a day to day basis, such as road safety, drivers’ hour’s rules and the safety of loads on vehicles, internal policies and procedures such as mobile phone policy, seat belt usage, speed limits and driver defect training using the company walk around check sheet to demonstrate how to complete correctly. The course is classroom-based and is suitable for a maximum of 20 participants. It will also include a 30 minute practical demonstration of a walk around check process.
The one aim of the course is to give clear driver safety and defect training and induction to all drivers and crew and to outline company policy and procedures in relation to the driving function. More specifically, it is to cover the legal requirements contained in Safety Health and Welfare Act 2005 and Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Act 2012. Drivers must understand their responsibilities on the road and this course will highlight the powers of the enforcement agencies such as RSA, HSA and the penalties for non-compliance, both for the vehicle operator and/or driver.
Topic 1: Understand the fundamentals of the Health and Safety, Road Safety, Driver hours and Commercial Roadworthiness Act.
Topic 2: Appreciate the powers of the enforcement authorities.
Topic 3: Distinguish the main features of driver’s hours laws.
Topic 4: Understand the company policy for driver defect reporting and identification.
Topic 5: Understand basic road safety rules and company policy in relation to mobile phone, speed limit and seat belt usage.
Topic 6: Help ensure compliance with transport legislation and general road safety compliance
Who should attend?
- Drivers and crew (including office staff and management) involved with transport operations in the private and public sector.
- All participants will be expected to demonstrate their understanding by continuous assessment during the course.
4 hours per course.
Maximum 20 per course.
The course should be supplemented by the distribution of the company driver handbook upon which the key policy and procedures are outlined.
Please provide suitable training room and vehicle(s) for practical session.
- On completion of this course a certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants.
Why choose FTA Ireland in-company training?
Value for money
significant savings for members on the price of our public courses.
on-site training eliminates the need for expenditure and time allowances for staff travel
FTA Ireland’s Quality Assurance (QA) processes ensure standardized delivery across Ireland – crucial for evaluating training effectiveness and promoting excellence.
Through an element of content control increases relevancy and alignment with your systems and policies, and the option to bespoke training to match your business objectives.
With our expert trainers using their wealth of experience to tailor courses to your company needs and requirements.