The course is aimed at managers and supervisors involved with transport operations in the private and public sector. The course will provide an overview of the Road transport operations licensing system and highlight employers’ and drivers’ responsibilities. It also details the many other areas of legislation that directly affect the operator licence obligations, such as drivers’ hour’s rules and the safety of loads on vehicles
The general aim of the course is to develop a knowledge of road transport law. More specifically, it is to cover the legal framework surrounding the operator licensing system and demonstrate the importance of road safety legislation. This includes highlighting the powers of the enforcement agencies such as: The Minister, RSA, HSA and the penalties for non- compliance, both for the vehicle operator and/or driver.
Following this training delegates should be able to:
Understand the fundamentals of the Road Haulage Operator Licensing system and Commercial Roadworthiness Act.
Appreciate the powers of the enforcement authorities and the Minister of Transport.
Distinguish the main features of driver’s hours laws.
Express the difference between driver licence categories.
Appreciate the general principles of safe loading of vehicles.
Help ensure compliance with transport legislation and general road safety compliance.
Feel more confident discussing road transport legislation with driving staff.
Who should attend?
As part of the Driver CPC qualification, both existing and new professional drivers of buses and trucks must undergo 35 hours of specialised training over a five-year time span.
Attendance for 7 hours with drivers completing assessments after each section.
1 day per module per year.
Maximum 16 per course.
Professional Driver Licence and PPSN number.
On completion of this course a receipt of attendance will be issued to all participants. All training records are uploaded to the Road safety Authority.
Price on application
Why choose FTA Ireland in-company training?
• Value for money – significant savings for members on the price of our public courses.
• Convenience – on-site training eliminates the need for expenditure and time allowances for staff travel
.• Consistency – FTA Ireland’s Quality Assurance (QA) processes ensure standardised delivery across Ireland – crucial for evaluating training effectiveness and promoting excellence
.• Flexibility – 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.
• High standards – with our expert trainers using their wealth of experience to tailor courses to your company needs and requirements.