Drivers start the new year in the classroom back to articles
To kick start the new year we provided 31 drivers with a days training which will go towards their Driver CPC qualifications. Each day the drivers focused on two subjects which are relevant to their job role…
The aim was to inform drivers of their ‘duty of care’ towards passengers. To explain the Disclosure and Barring System and
to improve the drivers understanding of the issues involved in safeguarding and their relationships with vulnerable passengers.
At the end of the course drivers understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been harmed.
The course outlined :-
- Different types of harm.
- Describes signs, symptoms and behavior that may indicate if a child has been harmed or abused or neglected.
- Describes the action to take if a driver becomes aware or have suspicions that a child is being harmed or abused.
This training enables the company to meet the compliance and legal requirements with regard to employees being given appropriate information and training regarding the carriage of vulnerable adults and school children.
Walk Round Checks
The aim was to provide an understanding of the key issues affecting vehicle walk round checks under the various Road Traffic Acts, and also the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1999. Upon completion our drivers can demonstrate understanding of :-
- Duties of drivers under the Road Traffic Acts to carry out vehicle checks and reporting of defects.
- The role of DVSA and vehicle checks and penalties, including OCRS and graduated fixed penalties.
- The Health & Safety At Work Act 1974 (as amended).
- Employees’ responsibilities under the HSW Act.
- The everyday application of risk assessments.
The training ensures that we meet the compliance and legal requirements with regard to ensuring that employees are given appropriate information and training regarding walk round checks, health & safety and risk assessments.