Manual Handling Training Courses

Manual Handling

Manual Handling the Right Way

Certain jobs in industry and supply require manual handling – that is, using your own body strength to pick up and move items or tools around a warehouse or work environment from place to place, often on a repetitive basis.  This type of work may seem either simple or laborious, however, it is neither – providing that it is undertaken in the correct way to avoid risk to injury or repetitive strain.  Not all jobs can be delegated to machines or helpful tools – meaning that, if you are responsible for operatives or workers who are likely to be lifting and moving items on a regular basis, it is crucial that they are versed and are confident in manual handling techniques before they risk their health and your business’ reputation.

Manual handling is much more that lifting correctly and using the correct stance when bending and picking – there are a wide range of handling techniques that need to be adhered to at all times within the workplace as per health and safety regulations, meaning that it is not only in the best interests of your workers’ safety, but also in the interest of you adhering to workplace law.  Failing to ensure your staff have correct manual handling training could result in legal ramifications for you and your firm should the worst occur to any members of staff under your employ.  Therefore, there really is no risk to your workers learning the risks – therefore allowing them to confidently handle and manoeuvre products and equipment around your operation with minimised risk of injury or accident.


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UK Industries Training offer a number of different short and intensive manual handling courses, offering refresher and full-length inductions in the right way to handle and transport items manually within the workplace without risking injury to workers or damage to any equipment.  An employee who understands correct manual handling techniques will be able to confidently ensure that they carry out the tasks you expect of them without bringing harm to themselves, their colleagues or your stock.  Therefore, by ensuring that your whole workforce takes advantage of our training modules, you can rest easy that your employees are clued up on what is expected of them when it comes to lifting and moving often heavy or unwieldy items around a warehouse or shop floor.

UK Industries Training are experts in offering powered access and manual handling training to a wealth of different businesses and industries up and down the country, having worked closely with well-known household brands and firms to ensure that employees are given safe, legal and comprehensive advice on how to conduct themselves in the workplace.  Our handling techniques training will allow your employees to assess risks, understand the causes of accidents and how to prevent them from occurring – making your operation a whole lot safer with legal and safety ramifications clear and confident within your employees’ minds.  Why not contact us today for further information on how we can bring safer manual handling to your workplace?

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The Importance of Pallet Truck Training

Pallet Truck Training

Pallet trucks, sometimes known as ‘pump trucks’, can be incredibly useful pieces of equipment. They are small and compact, making it easy to navigate them through narrow spaces when bulkier forklifts may not be able to fit. Thus, can greatly increase productivity efficiency in the workplace, as they can reduce the need for manual handling in the workplace – which is extremely advantageous, as reducing the need for manual handling will speed up operations and reduce the risk of injuries which may occur whilst moving or adjusting heavy objects. Moreover, these unique trucks require little specialist training – though it would be foolish to think that operating a pallet truck requires no training at all.

It is important for operators of pallet trucks to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, such as steel capped boots which protect the feet if anything were to go wrong and drop from the truck. Furthermore, it is imperative that the truck itself is checked frequently, to ensure that it is kept in proper working order – the truck should be kept clean and wheels free of obstructions. You should also check that the load which needs to be manoeuvred is correctly wrapped and neatly stacked on the truck.

Of course, you should be correctly trained on how to load, and actually operate pallet trucks – this will ensure your safety in the workplace.

Safe use of Pallet Trucks

UK Industries quick guide to the safe use of pallet trucks:

  1. Collect your pallet truck from its designated storage area
  2. Inspect the truck for any damage, and free the wheels of obstructions
  3. To check the pump is in proper working order, press the handle of the truck downwards and pull it towards you – this should make the forks of the truck rise.
  4. After preforming this check, drop the forks back to the floor by pulling the lever (which is located on the handle) upwards.
  5. Now, when you are ready to move the truck, make sure that you have one hand firmly enclosed on the handle on the truck and face the direction in which you would like to move. Do not let anyone, including yourself, ride on the pallet truck as it is moving.
  6. Keep a safe distance between yourself and the truck whilst moving, and when you have arrived at your destination, ensure that the forks of the truck are facing the load you wish to manoeuvre.
  7. Then, make sure that the load is safely wrapped and that the pallet is not damaged.
  8. Slowly guide the forks of the truck into the gaps of the pallet.
  9. To lift the load, pump the lever downwards and bring the handle towards you. If you’re finding difficulty lifting your load, then your truck may be faulty or the load may be too heavy.
  10. Plan ahead – make sure that before you start moving with your load, that there are no obstructions in your way and that you have enough room to manoeuvre safely through your workplace.
  11. To start moving, pull the lever on your pallet truck into the neutral position and make sure that you’re facing the direction in which you intend to travel.
  12. Never run or make sharp turns when pulling the truck, as this is unsafe.
  13. When you’ve reached your desired destination, stop firmly and push the lever on the truck upwards.
  14. After you’ve lowered the load, the put the truck in the neutral position and pull the forks from the gaps of the pallet.
  15. Finally, once you’ve finished with the truck, return it to its designated storage area for your next colleague to use!

So, if you’re interested in learning to operate a pallet truck, then call UK Industries Training on 0115 880 0188, and start your training today!

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Need to know about Reach Trucks

What is a Reach Truck?

A reach truck is a common piece of machinery, a type of forklift which is often used in warehouses. They are specially designed to work in tight, hard to reach places, even in aisles less than 2.5 meters wide. Though compact, these trucks can offer a maximum lift height in excess of 10 meters! This makes them a huge asset to any company, as they can reach into places which other types of forklifts or bigger trucks cannot.


Benefits of this truck

As mentioned before, using a reach truck is highly advantageous because they can access areas which average forklift trucks cannot. Also, when using a reach truck to lift a load, the truck lifts the load back with the wheelbase – this means that less of the load protrudes from the machine, so the truck can work in much tighter aisles.

Reach trucks are so called because the truck has the ability to reach beyond the stabilising legs, even reaching into racking. Due to the stabilising legs and batteries in the enhanced truck, the need for a counterbalance within the truck construct is negated.

The operator of a reach truck sits sideways of when using the machine. From this position, drivers have a great visibility, as loads which are picked up cannot obstruct the driver’s frontal view so they can see where they are going clearly, when moving forwards. But, it can be a position that takes some getting used to as other forklifts or reach trucks are operated whilst the driver faces the front. Certain truck manufacturers design their operating trucks with a tilting cab mechanism, offering a better viewing position for the trucks operator. However, other makes offer an open, overhead guard, meaning that this is not required. If further visibility is required, reach trucks can even have cameras built into them on the fork carriage, so that images can be transmitted down to a screen fitted in the cab.

Moreover, using advanced reaching trucks takes away the need for manual labour. Rather than workers struggling to lift heavy objects, or straining retrieve objects from high shelves, a reach truck can do all the work for you!


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If handled correctly, a truck such as this can be an extremely useful piece of equipment. At UK Industries Training, we can start you on the road to becoming a fully qualified operative, helping you through the legalities as you gain your licence! It is important to undergo forklift training courses if you want to learn to drive any kind of forklift or reach truck. Training is important for your safety and the safety of your fellow colleagues, so that you prevent damages or accidents in the work place from happening.

Forklift training can be made simple and easy if you choose to train with UK Industries Training. Our friendly and cooperative staff will help you on the way! Just call us on 0115 880 0188 to book your place now.

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What is a side loader forklift truck?

What is a side loader forklift truck?

The forklift truck was invented in the early twentieth century. After World War Two, these trucks exploded in popularity and people began using the worldwide. Fast forward to today and highly efficient forklift trucks are an essential piece of machinery in warehouses and manufacturing. Learn More…

There are various types of forklift truck today, from the three-wheel counterbalance lift truck, the teletruck, powered pallet lift trucks, pumps trucks, reach trucks and, of course, side loaders.

A side loader forklift truck pretty much does what it says on the tin. Side loader forklifts are powerful industrial trucks which lift loads from the side, so they are well suited to carry wide or long loads. Narrow aisles which may be a problem for regular forklift trucks can be easily navigated through in a side loader.

Side loader forklift trucks may be considered safer than conventional forklift trucks because they pick loads up from the side, meaning that the driver of the forklift truck has full view of what is in front of and behind them, whereas a regular forklift truck may sometimes have reduced visibility at the from due to large loads.

Safety is a priority where forklift trucks are concerned. Forklifts are often a huge help in the work place, reducing the need for manual labour as they carry bulky and heavy loads – sometimes loads which can cause the forklift to tip over! Moreover, the load on the forklift (whether it be on the side or otherwise) can seriously reduce the driver’s visibility and this can cause accidents in the work place.

So, it is imperative that anyone wishing to operate a forklift undergo training so that they can safely operate the vehicle. Many accidents in the work place can be cause by those who are not properly qualified operating such a dangerous machine; bumping into employees on the ground or moving the vehicle too fast so that it topples over. Accidents may also occur when forklifts are left unattended without first shutting off the power, setting the brakes and lowering the forks.

At UK Industries Training we will teach you how to check your forklift before your drive it and how to move off safely. As with regular driving, operating a forklift is all about being aware. We can teach you how to be vigilant and aware in the work place, ensuring that other employees stay safe. We’ll show you how to avoid and handle hazardous situations and how to load the forklift correctly. You want to make sure that and loads you consider carrying are suitable and that you can move them safely.

Our thorough forklift training course will qualify you in driving a forklift and we’ll see you operating one in no time. So if you want to operate a forklift truck, or if you know somebody else that does, get in touch with UK Training Industries on 01158800188 today, and get started! Learn to drive a forklift now, and you’ll never look back!

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The Characteristics of a Forklift Driver

The Characteristics of a Forklift Driver

While you may already have a drivers’ licence, be a relatively safe individual or can pick up new skills and tools with ease, it’s still extremely important to know and understand why you need to have certain training and accreditation behind you before you tackle controlling a forklift truck. While these are particularly slow vehicles that are designed to be safe to use internally for warehouses and the like, there are still areas you should be aware of and clued up on before you get behind the controls.

Manoeuvring a forklift truck is not as easy as it may first seem – using such equipment requires steady navigation through tight and winding spaces, and as such the ideal driver must be at ease and in full control of such a vehicle at all times. An ideal forklift truck operator is one who has a firm hand and flexible control to allow for tight manoeuvres, as well as being well aware of the potential risk you pose to both yourself and your colleagues. Forklift trucks may have been designed to be both safe and efficient, however, negligent use of such a vehicle may result in injury and, in the worst circumstances, death. This is why it’s not only important to know what you’re doing behind the controls, but also to be aware of health and safety implications of using such a vehicle around other people. A forklift driver is conscientious as well as talented.

Companies will not hire a forklift driver until they have certain proof or training to assure that they can confidently and safely use such equipment – and while experience will play well in being hired to use a forklift, getting the necessary training from a certified body will prove that you not only understand how to use such a vehicle and appreciate the risks involved, but also that you are willing to take on more experience in future.

UK Industries Training offer a range of training and education to help people operate mobile lift vehicles, buses, lorries and forklift trucks. Our CPC Driver training provides the knowledge and ability you require to be able to confidently operate and use a forklift truck within any warehouse or industry environment. With this accreditation, you’ll be able to easily sign up for work which requires forklift use on a regular basis. Not only will you have the necessary credentials to prove that you are licensed to carry out the work, but you will leave with a sound idea of your responsibility with the vehicle and the effects improper usage can have upon yourself, your colleagues and the workplace. Within time, you’ll become a confident and safe forklift driver that companies will strive to hire.


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If you are keen to get into working with forklift trucks, are required to undergo further training or are looking to expand your repertoire, why not contact UK Industries Training for further information – in addition to our CPC training we can also equip you with the knowledge and ability you need to operate lifting platforms and other industry-standard vehicles.  With our training and your enthusiasm, there is no reason why you won’t be able to go further in industry!

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Forklift Training Safety Knowledge

Forlift Training, What is There to Know about Safety?

Forklifts are common pieces of equipment, used in many different businesses and companies for many diverse reasons. So, for those wishing to learn to operate a forklift, UK Industries Training can now proudly announce that they are now offering RTITB forklift training – at their own training centre or on a site of your convenience! Don’t hesitate to call 0115 880 0188 with your requirements today… But for now, here’s some of UK Industries Training’s top tips on forklift safety:


  1. Forklift operators must be qualified
    Now, this may seem like too simple a tip! However, it is worth mentioning that forklifts should only be operated by individuals who have been properly trained, authorised and licensed to do so. Forklifts can be dangerous machines and can injure or even kill people when not used correctly.
  2. Wear appropriate clothing
    It is important to consider the fact that any loose clothing could become caught on the machinery, potentially causing an accident! Therefore, it is advised that forklift operators wear reasonably fitted clothing, as well as a high visibility jacket, safety shoes and a hard hat when appropriate.
  3. Before you begin, check your forklift
    You should always preform a routine check of your forklift before using it. By checking for any faults in the brakes, steering, controls, warning devices, masts and tyres you could help to prevent any accidents or potentially injuries in the work place. If any problems arise as you are checking your forklift, then you should not attempt to operate the machine, as you may endanger yourself or others by doing so.
  4. Getting Started
    When climbing into a forklift, it is vital that a forklift operator uses the steps and hand grabs, to ensure that they are seated in the forklift safely. Then, make sure that the seat and mirrors in the forklift are adjusted appropriately, to satisfy the operator’s needs. Make sure that the safety belt is fastened and that your arms, legs and head are kept within the confines of the forklift at all times.
  5. Be Aware
    So, now you’re trained, dressed appropriately and safely inside your forklift, you must begin to consider the surrounding environment. This is a critical element in forklift safety, as you must follow all the work site rules, regulations and restrictions and only operate your forklift on delegated roadways. Perhaps most importantly, look out for other employees working around your forklift.
  6. Take it slow
    Make sure to always take note of the designated speed limits when operating your forklift. Do not start, stop, turn corners or change direction suddenly as the forklift could potentially tip over.
  7. Avoid hazards in the workplace
    Hazards could include: uneven ground, slippery surfaces, lose objects lying on the floor, pedestrians and even other forklifts. If you anticipate a potential hazard make sure to slow down and keep enough space to stop safely if needed.
  8. Loading the forklift
    Check your load before picking it up with the forklift, ensuring that it is well-balanced and stable; unbalanced loads could fall and cause damage. Use ropes or bindings to secure the load if necessary. The load should be tilted back as far as possible on the forks and travel with the forks as close to the ground as is possible because this will improve the stability of the forklift. Also, be aware of any overhead obstructions that you may encounter whilst operating the forklift and be alert to the possibility of a load falling.
  9. Forklift trucks training, training with one to one tuitionAppropriate loads
    Forklifts are for carrying loads only, not people! Ensure that others do not attempt to ride the forks on your fork lift, as they could be seriously endangering themselves or others. It is important that the forklift is not over-loaded and that loads are evenly distributed; an overload or uneven distribution of weight could cause the forklift to tip over dangerously.
  10. When you’re finished
    When you’re finished using your forklift please park it in the correct area, fully lowering the forks and applying the handbrake. Simply turn off the forklift and remove the key and you’re done!


So if you’re interested in operating a forklift and think that you’ve grasped the basics of forklift safety, why not call UK Training Industries on 0115 880 0188 and get started today!

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Why Forklift Trucks are Essential

Why are Forklift Trucks essential?

In the lifting and transporting industry good forklift trucks are essential to save a business time and money.  They are the workhorses of the industry. People nowadays want something easier and safer than having to operate a manual poweredhoist to lift heavy loads, and who can blame them? Forklift trucks doesn’t just lift heavy loads, they also make it easier to transport heavy loads from point A to point B in a safe and efficient manner. They have been developed over the years to become more versatile and adapt to the increasing demands of the industry.


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Increasing warehouse storage

Warehouses can be busy and dangerous places filled with plenty of stock, meaning it’s an ideal place for forklift trucks. Thanks to the forklifts ability to efficiently stack heavy, large quantities of stock in height, they turn a big warehouse job into a quick 5 minute job.

In fact the invention of forklift trucks has helped change the design of warehouses. Thanks to rear-wheel steering, which makes the forklift trucks more manoeuvrable in tight cornering situations, warehouses can now have narrower aisles. In addition, the hydraulic elevator for the forklift tractor lets the warehouses have a higher load stacking. Higher loading and narrower aisles of course increases the storage capability of the warehouse.


Loading and unloading heavy loads

Loading and unloading goods from vehicles such as Lorries, aircraft and container ships is no easy task. Forklift trucks come in several varieties and loading capacities. Most trucks made for use in warehouses has a load capacity of 1 to 5 tonnes, but there are also bigger trucks for shipping containers that can lift up to 50 tonnes. Forklift trucks enables you to safely lift each load up and place it in the exact location where it needs to go. The mast on some forklift trucks can be tilted back to counterweight the blades angling towards the ground due to the weight of the load.

Builders are known for having to carry heavy building resources and tools around their work sites. With the help of forklift trucks they can cut down on any time wasted transporting gear around the site, ideal for projects where manpower and budget is limited.


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Forklift trucks for long and wide loads

Forklift trucks known as side loaders are perfect for lifting long or wide loads such as piping, timber or sheets. These long and wide loads would make a conventional counterbalance forklift truck unstable. As the name suggests these trucks lift the load from the side, from the operator’s perspective, meaning you can load and unload from the side if you don’t have room to turn. Since the load is facing in the direction of travel it works well in narrow aisles and doorways, whilst still giving the operator a clear view in front and behind.


Forklift trucks is a great addition to the lifting and transporting industry, however it is a powerful piece of equipment and so requires sufficient training. It is illegal to operate a forklift truck unless you are trained to do so. Contact UK Industries training today on 0115 880 0188 to find out more.

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Working Safely with Forklift Trucks

Working safely with Forklift Trucks

Using forklift trucks safely isn’t difficult, but judging by the number of accidents each year, which is reputed to be around 8000 in the UK alone, too many of us cut corners. The majority of these accidents can be avoided by the operator getting the the sufficient training.

The most important safety advice about operating forklift trucks is one that is also required by law;


Operators must be qualified!

You can’t drive a car without a licence, and it’s the same with forklift trucks.  You have to receive the proper training and contain a licence to operate the equipment. This training has to be administered by an accredited trainer, like for example UK Industries Training.


What does forklift training consist of?

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As there are 3 main types of forklift trucks used in the industry, there are many different levels of Fork Lift Training. On most courses you will learn about each of the types of forklift, their characteristics and purposes. The training usually lasts 3 or 5 days, although this depends on how extensive the training is.

Just like a car driving licence the training will consist of theory and practical elements. At the end of the course you will be tested on both the practical and theoretical elements of the course. Once you have passed you are issued with a licence for the type or types of forklift trucks you did your training on.  You will have to do a 1 day refresher course every 3 years to keep your licence.


Simple Steps to Stay Safe

Once you have received your training to operate forklift trucks, there are some simple steps you can take to stay safe in your workplace.


Wear appropriate safety work wear – usually consisting of hard hats, safety shoes and hi-visibility jackets that aren’t too loose fitting.

Do a routine check of your equipment before using it – make sure you check your brakes, steering, controls, warning devices, masts and tyres for any faults.

Consider the surrounding environment – be aware of the height of your load, any slopes you have to go up or down and the edge of any loading docks or ramps.

Stick to a safe speed – slow down before going around corners and before turning to avoid tipping.

Avoid hazards – steer clear of any bumps and loose objects on the ground which could cause loss of control of the equipment, use your horn when going through doorways to alert pedestrians and other forklift operators to your whereabouts.

Check your load – make sure your load is stable and secure and use securing measures such as ropes or bindings if required.

Look where you are going – make sure you have clear visibility and use a lookout if visibility is too poor. Move up ramps in a forward direction and down them in reverse.

Keep clear of the mast – no one should stand or walk under the load of forklift trucks, a falling load could cause fatal injuries.

Don’t overload – Know the capacity of your forklift and do not exceed this capacity, do not lift a load unless both forks are fully under the load.


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Job prospects

Once you have received sufficient training to perform at high speed whilst not posing a danger to anyone else, then you are also in a strong position to find a strong and long lasting job prospect. So why not give UK Industries Training a call today on 0115 969 1068 to find out more.


What is a CPC Qualification?

What is a CPC Qualification?

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A CPC Qualification (Certificate of Professional Competence) is required by law to have alongside

your vocational licence if you drive a bus, coach or lorry in a professional manner. You can’t legally

drive your vehicle without one. So if you work in, or wish to work in, the road haulage or

passenger-carrying industry you should get your qualification through UK Industries Training,

and here’s why;


The aims of driver CPC – why do you need it?

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We all want improved road safety, and this is the ultimate aim of a CPC qualification.

A heavy-duty vehicle can do a lot of damage, not just to yourself, your passengers and the vehicle,

but also to other road users, especially cyclists and small cars.

A CPC-Qualification ensures that drives are up to date in current legislation as well as being trained

in driving technique, vehicle performance and safety, this will help reduce accidents, which in turn

will keep insurance premiums down. How can that not be a bonus?


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You will need to do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your CPC qualification. This

might sound like a lot but, as we all know, the driving industry acquires more and more regulations

all the time and so periodic training is necessary to keep up to date with current legislations. To

provide the driver with continued professional development UK Industries Training refresh their

courses annually.


To start out as a heavy-duty vehicle driver you need the CPC initial qualification, which consists of

4 parts:

● Theory

● Driver case studies test

● Driving ability test

● Driver practical demonstration test

Once you’ve passed these 4 parts you will receive a driver qualification card which is valid for 5

years, you will then have to start your periodic training to keep your CPC qualification.

Don’t worry about fitting all the training into a few days, it’s up to you when you do the courses,

as long as you do them within 5 years.

Bespoke training – individual training to suit you and your


The periodic training for a CPC qualification contains mandatory modules like safety, legislation,

fuel efficiency and the law and your company. However, it can be a good idea to add bespoke

modules depending on what company you work for and what type of heavy-duty vehicle you are


If you drive a vehicle carrying passengers you might want to do a module about emergency first

aid in case of an accident.

If you drive a lorry and need to carry heavy loads you might want to do a module about manual

handling and loading and unloading your vehicle.

UK Industries Training offers both mandatory and bespoke modules for your CPC qualification, so

it’s easy to ensure that both the driver and the company use the 35 hour training requirement to

it’s full potential and still fulfil the legislation requirements.


Avoid a £1000 fine – get qualified!

Make sure you’re driving safely and legally, get your CPC qualification now. UK Industries Training

offers CPC initial qualification, periodic training as well as bespoke training.

Getting a CPC qualification with UK Industries Training won’t just open the door to an exciting new

career, it will also make sure you and other road users are safe out there on the road.

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The Importance Of Driver CPC Courses

The Importance Of Driver CPC Courses

It can almost seem as though there are new rules regarding driving in the workplace coming out all the time, but it is important to remember that ignorance of the law is no excuse or defence. This means that employees and employers have to

take the initiative in ensuring that they are meeting all of their requirements. New legislation came into being on the 10th of September 2014 regarding the Driver CPC qualification and basically, if you aim to drive a bus, coach or lorry in a professional manner, you need to have this qualification.

Many drivers will believe that the duty falls on their employer to make sure that they have this qualification, but this is something that can be of benefit to everyone. If you are a freelance driver, currently looking for work or you just want to ensure that you have everything in place to earn a living, having this qualification is essential. As always with the law, there are some exemptions that will allow some drivers to drive without this qualification, but it is rather vague, which means that it best to be on the safe side.
You should note that there are four key components of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and a reliable Driver CPC course will ensure that you are well placed to take on all four components. The 4 parts are:

  • Part 1 is the theory test (containing a multiple choice test and a hazard perception test)
  • Part 2 is the Driver case studies test
  • Part 3 is a test of the drivers ability to drive
  • Part 4 is the Driver practical demonstration test

These four elements will test all of the different skills and understanding of drivers, which means that some drivers will need to freshen up their skills and knowledge of the laws of the road. It can be all too easy to slip into bad habits when driving, which means that a driver with plenty of experience could be at risk of failing the course. Not having this qualification means that your livelihood could be at stake, so it is crucial that drivers take this course seriously and this is where finding reliable and effective Driver CPC courses can make a massive difference to how you feel heading into these tests.


Developing and strengthening your driving skills is always of benefit

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Even if you have been driving professional for many years, it never hurts to freshen your skills and develop a better understanding of your driving skills. The purpose of these courses is not to point out your flaws and failings in a negative manner, it is to ensure that these flaws can be minimised while providing you with the platform to improve your skills and confidence on the road. With tighter legal requirements being placed on drivers, there is a lot to be said for developing skills and confidence in an effective manner.
It is important to be aware that professional drivers need to have completed 35 hours of driver CPC training every five years. There is a degree of flexibility in how you complete these hours. Some drivers will find that booking a week solely focused on the course will be of benefit while other drivers will prefer to spread the course out over a longer period of time. Different people learn in different ways and different drivers have confidence in certain aspects of driving and perhaps not in others. This is why the freedom to take the course in the manner that suits you best is a good thing, but it is essential that drivers complete the training before the deadline.
Much like initially learning to drive a course, choosing the right instructor or course can make a difference to how you develop and improve your skills. If you want to take the Driver CPC courses in the best possible manner, working with the experts and professionals to develop your skills and understanding will be of considerable benefit.