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Driver Risk Management and Driver Training Services

The following are the most common courses and services that we offer to businesses, other organisations and individuals. If you don't see what you are looking for please contact us on 01983 810012 to discuss your individual requirements.


Driver Risk Profiling

Aims:              

Driver Risk Profiling is a quick, easy and cost-effective method of assessing an employer’s exposure to the Work-Related Road Risk created by members of staff who have to drive as part of their job.

''Most businesses recognise that road transport is a high-risk activity but fail to recognise that the driver is the biggest contributor to that risk. Approximately 9 out of 10 crashes are caused by driver error.''

Objectives:      

  • To assess driver knowledge, skill, attitude and experience.
  • To assess each driver’s work-related driving activities.
  • To combine all of the above factors in order to quantify the overall ‘risk profile’ of each driver.
  • To provide the employer with a clear indicator of how their drivers are contributing to their overall exposure to work-related road risk.
  • To meet the requirements of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to carry out risk assessments.

Who should use Driver Profiling?

Any business or other organisation that employs staff who have to drive for work purposes. This should also include voluntary organisations and charities that use volunteer drivers.

Duration:

 

30 to 45 minutes per driver. Once all drivers in the programme have completed their assessments Drivex will complete a comprehensive Driver Risk Analysis Report.

Course Location:

Normally customer premises

Benefits of a Driver profiling Programme:

  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Driver Risk Management can be focused more effectively to any High Risk issues identified.
  • Low financial and time commitment to ‘risk assess’ each driver.
  • Very simple to incorporate new staff or existing staff changing their role, thus maintaining the validity of the initial risk assessment.
  • Enhanced company image.
  • Improved driver knowledge.
  • Compliance with Road Traffic Acts and Regulations.

Preparatory Work:

All delegates should have a full and UK-valid Driving Licence and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code

Additional Information:

Drivex Driver Profiling is available either as an internet-based or paper-based facility and can be used as a stand alone project or incorporated into any of our other driver training services.

Fees:

Driver Profiling Fee: £30.00 per driver.

To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012

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Driver Risk Awareness Course (classroom-based half-day)

 

Course Aims:  

This thought-provoking and educational course is aimed at providing businesses and other organisations with a way of showing staff the responsibility they have and the part they play within the organisation’s overall exposure to Work-Related Road Risk.

This course can incorporate Driver Profiling.

Course Objectives:      

  • To show delegates how driving for work differs from driving socially.
  • To meet ‘duty of care’ obligations under Health and Safety Regulations
  • To enable delegates to understand Work-Related Road Risk.
  • To enable delegates to understand the driver's contribution to overall Work-Related Road Risk.
  • To raise awareness of identified high risk driving issues, such as speeding, mobile phone use, alcohol and drugs, tiredness, new/young drivers etc.
  • To reduce accident rate and vehicle abuse
  • To reinforce employer’s ‘Driving at Work’ Policy
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998.

Who should attend?

Any driver who has to drive for work purposes. This should also include voluntary drivers who drive for charities and other organisations.

Duration:

3 hours (4 hours if Driver profiling is included).

Course Location:

Normally customer premises but can be carried out at various locations across the U.K.

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Driver Risk Awareness education can be delivered to a number of staff at once.
  • Low financial and time commitment per driver.
  • Very simple to incorporate into new staff induction process, thus maintaining the validity any initial risk assessment.
  • Enhanced company image.
  • Improved driver knowledge.
  • Compliance with Road Traffic Acts and Regulations.

Preparatory Work:

All delegates should have a full and UK-valid Driving Licence and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code

Additional Information:

The course usually incorporates a practical vehicle risk assessment.

Fees:

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration and number of delegates. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

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Defensive Driving Course (one-day)

Course Aims:  

The Drivex Defensive Driving Course looks at how challenging and improving driver knowledge, skill and attitude can create a safer and more efficient driver while at the same time making road journeys a more conscious and enjoyable experience.

This course can also be used as a post-incident management tool (e.g. after driver accident or conviction).

As a further incentive, delegates will be shown how to reduce fuel consumption by an average 8.5%, making a positive difference to the environment and good financial sense.

Course Objectives:      

  • To improve driver knowledge, skill and attitude
  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills
  • Protection from other road users
  • Selective use of gears
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque
  • Use of cruise control

Who should attend?

Anyone who wishes to achieve a higher standard of driving using the latest advanced driving techniques.

Course Duration:

Normally a full day (Delegate to trainer ratio 2:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances.

Course Location:

South of England, Isle of Wight or customer premises.

Benefits of attending:

  • Demonstrates commitment to company Work-Related Road Risk Policy / Environmental Management System
  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Improved driver knowledge, skill and attitude
  • Less driver / vehicle down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced driver / employee satisfaction
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates should have a full and UK-valid Driving Licence and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Additional Information:

This course is available in a range of vehicle types or in client’s own vehicle.

This course normally runs on a 2:1 delegate to trainer ratio, but this can be varied to suit individual client / vehicle requirements.

Course Fees:

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

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Vehicle Familiarisation Course (one-day)

Course Aims:  

The Drivex Vehicle Familiarisation Course is designed to give a practical introduction to drivers who are required to drive vehicles for which they have entitlement to drive but not necessarily the knowledge, skill or experience to drive them safely and efficiently.

Delegates will also learn about defensive and eco-safe driving techniques.

Course Objectives:      

  • Full vehicle appreciation including roadworthiness and safety.
  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills as required by vehicle type
  • Selective use of gears
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Compliance with other changes in Road Traffic Regulations applicable to vehicle type
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque
  • Use of cruise control

Who should attend?

'The ideal course for drivers who are required to drive vehicles for which they have entitlement to drive but not necessarily the knowledge, skill or experience to drive them safely and efficiently.'

Anyone who requires introductory training to a vehicle type which is significantly different to those with which they are familiar. For example:

  • Newly qualified drivers who are required to drive vans.
  • Drivers who have ‘grandfather rights’ to drive goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) but have no previous experience of this type of vehicle.
  • Drivers who have ‘grandfather rights’ to tow heavy trailers but have no previous experience of this type of vehicle.
  • Drivers who are required to drive high performance vehicles for the first time.

Course Duration:

Normally a full day (Delegate to trainer ratio 2:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances.

Course Location:

South of England, Isle of Wight or customer premises.

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998
  • Improved driver satisfaction
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates should have a full and UK-valid Driving Licence and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Additional Information:

This course is normally conducted in client’s own vehicle but one of our vehicles may be used if suitable.

This course normally runs on a 2:1 delegate to trainer ratio, but this can be varied to suit individual client / vehicle requirements.

Course Fees:

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

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U.K. Familiarisation Course (one-day)

Course Aims:  

The Drivex U.K. Familiarisation Course is designed to give a practical introduction to drivers from overseas who are required to drive vehicles in the U.K. but do not necessarily have the knowledge, skill or experience to drive them safely and efficiently.

Delegates will also learn about defensive and eco-safe driving techniques.

Course Objectives:      

  • Full vehicle appreciation including roadworthiness and safety.
  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Compliance with other Road Traffic Regulations
  • Introduce the concept of ‘Duty of Care’
  • Selective use of gears
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque

Who should attend?

Anyone from overseas who requires introductory training to drive a vehicle in the U.K. For example:

  • Drivers from the E.U. and other countries where the driver is using their international licence to drive in the U.K.
  • Drivers from the E.U. and other countries where the driver has exchanged their international licence for a U.K. licence.
  • Drivers from countries where their international licence cannot be exchanged for a U.K. licence and have to obtain a U.K. licence by passing the appropriate Theory and Practical Driving Tests.*

Course Duration:

Normally a full day (Delegate to trainer ratio 2:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances.

Course Location:

South of England, Isle of Wight or customer premises.

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998
  • Compliance with Road Traffic Acts and Regulations.
  • Improved driver satisfaction
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates should have a full and UK-valid Driving Licence and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code. For drivers who are required to pass U.K. Driving Theory and Practical Driving Tests a U.K. Provisional Driving Licence will be required.

Additional Information:

This course is normally conducted in client’s own vehicle but one of our vehicles may be used if required.

This course normally runs on a 2:1 delegate to trainer ratio, but this can be varied to suit individual client / vehicle requirements.

* For drivers who are required to pass U.K. driving tests a longer course may be required and this will normally be done on a 1:1 delegate to trainer ratio.

Course Fees:

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

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Eco-safe Driving Course (one-day)

Course Aims:  

The Drivex Eco-Safe Driving Course looks at how changing your driving technique can help you save fuel by an average 10% (in urban environments fuel savings of some 33% have been achieved!), making a positive difference to the environment and good financial sense.

Delegates will also learn about defensive driving techniques.

Course Objectives:      

  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills
  • Selective use of gears for modern vehicles
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes for modern vehicles
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque
  • Use of cruise control

Who should attend?

Anyone who wishes to achieve a more economical driving style using the latest advanced driving techniques.

Course Duration:

Normally a full day (Delegate to trainer ratio 2:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances.

Course Location:

South of England, Isle of Wight or customer premises.

Benefits of attending:

  • Demonstrates commitment to company Environmental Policy / Environmental Management System
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image
  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Preparatory Work:

All delegates should have a full and UK-valid Driving Licence and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Additional Information:

This course is available in a range of vehicle types or in client’s own vehicle.

This course normally runs on a 2:1 delegate to trainer ratio, but this can be varied to suit individual client / vehicle requirements.

Course Fees:

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

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Drivex Category BE Towing Familiarisation Courses.

In response to the UK Government's sudden decision to axe the formal DVSA car and trailer test, Drivex has created a range of courses for those companies, charities and other organisations that have staff who need to tow heavy trailers.

All of our courses are also suitable for clients who need to tow trailers for personal reasons such as caravans, boat trailers, car trailers, horseboxes etc.

''As recently as May 2019, figures from Highways England, the government organisation in charge of the country’s motorways and major A-roads, said around 4,000 accidents a year involved trailers of one description or another. That’s an average of just under 11 per day.''

All courses are fully HSE compliant and give delegates an excellent grounding in trailer handling skills and towing safely on the road.


Take a look below and see which of our range of courses best suits your needs...


Trailer Towing Familiarisation Course (one-day)

This 1-day course covers all of the essential skills to enable drivers to work with heavy trailers safely. With a core-skill syllabus and a practical approach this course gives delegates the chance to enhance their knowledge and skills when working with heavy trailers.

Two options are available for this course:

  • Use your vehicle and trailer combinations. This gives the advantage of the training and practical skills being tailored to your own real-life situations. 
  • Using Drivex vehicle and trailer combinations. The ideal solution where your own vehicle(s) and trailer(s) may not be available for training purposes.

''This course is designed to give your business a fully HSE-compliant training solution to enable staff to work with and tow heavy trailers safely and efficiently''

Course Aims:  

The Drivex trailer Towing Familiarisation Course is designed to give a practical introduction to towing for drivers who are required to tow heavy trailers for which they have entitlement to drive but not necessarily the knowledge, skill or experience to drive them safely and efficiently. This could be for licence categories BE or C1E.

Delegates will also learn about defensive and eco-safe driving techniques.

Course Objectives:      

  • Trailer reversing practice
  • Trailer coupling and uncoupling practice.
  • Full vehicle appreciation including roadworthiness and safety.
  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills as required by vehicle type
  • Selective use of gears
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Compliance with other changes in Road Traffic Regulations applicable to vehicle type
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque
  • Use of cruise control

''The ideal course for those who have driving licence entitlement to tow but who have no previous experience.''

Who should attend?

Anyone who requires introductory training to towing heavy trailers which is significantly different to those with which they are familiar. For example:

  • Drivers who have entitlement to tow heavy trailers but have no previous experience of this type of vehicle.

Course Duration:

Normally a full day (Delegate to trainer ratio 1:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances.

Course Location:

South of England, Isle of Wight or customer premises.

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998
  • Improved driver satisfaction
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates should have a full and UK-valid Driving Licence for the vehicle and trailer combination being driven and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Course Fees:

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

 


Trailer Towing Familiarisation Course (two-day for 1 candidate or three-day for 2 candidates)

''This 2-day course is designed to give your business a comprehensive, robust, HSE-compliant training solution to enable staff to work with and tow heavy trailers safely and efficiently. Extensive practice using clients' own vehicle and trailer combinations in a real-world environment''

This 2-day course covers all of the essential skills covered in our Trailer Towing Familiarisation Course (one-day) course and then expands into day two to work with client's own vehicle and trailer combinations in real workplace environments. With an expansive syllabus and a highly practical approach this course gives delegates the chance to enhance their knowledge and skills even further when working with heavy trailers.

This course can be adapted to a three-day course for two candidates. This gives the advantage of a shared learning experience for the candidates and a 25% cost reduction compared to 2 two-day courses!

Typical course structure (two-day):

  • Day 1

Using Drivex vehicle and trailer combinations. Our vehicle and trailer combinations are specifically chosen to give a good understanding and practice of the core skills when working with and towing heavy trailers.

  • Day 2

Use client vehicle and trailer combinations. This gives the advantage of the training and practical skills being tailored to clients' own real-life situations including various vehicle and trailer combinations as well as site and road situations staff will come across in their work role. 

Course Aims:  

The Drivex trailer Towing Familiarisation Course (two-day) is designed to give a highly practical introduction to towing for drivers who are required to tow heavy trailers for which they have entitlement to drive but not necessarily the knowledge, skill or experience to drive them safely and efficiently. This could be for licence categories BE or C1E.

Delegates will also learn about defensive and eco-safe driving techniques.

Course Objectives:    

 ''This course is designed to give a fast-track route to gaining extensive towing experience and is the course we recommend!''

  • Trailer reversing practice
  • Trailer coupling and uncoupling practice.
  • Full vehicle appreciation including roadworthiness and safety.
  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills as required by vehicle type
  • Selective use of gears
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Compliance with other changes in Road Traffic Regulations applicable to vehicle type
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque
  • Use of cruise control

Who should attend?

Anyone who requires introductory training to towing heavy trailers which is significantly different to those with which they are familiar. For example:

  • Drivers who have entitlement to tow heavy trailers but have no previous experience of this type of vehicle.

Course Duration:

Normally two days (Delegate to trainer ratio 1:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances.

Course Location:

South of England, Isle of Wight or customer premises.

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998
  • Improved driver satisfaction
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates should have a full and UK-valid Driving Licence for the vehicle and trailer combination being driven and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Course Fees:

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

 


DVSA BE Car and Trailer Test equivalence course

'This course is not about proving you can drive, it is about showing that you have the knowledge and skills to adapt your drive to reflect the particular challenges that arise when towing heavy trailers'

This course gives candidates the opportunity to take our own 'in-house' Drivex BE Practical Test. Replicating the exact structure of the original DVSA test, this course gives parity and continuity of standards between those drivers that have gained their BE entitlement via a DVSA test and those that have automatic BE entitlement.

Course Aims:  

To give candidates the knowledge and skills to safely tow heavy trailers behind licence category B (cars and small vans up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass) vehicles by passing the Drivex B+E (car and trailer) Practical Driving Test.

Delegates will also learn about defensive driving techniques.

Course Objectives:      

  • To give drivers the required knowledge and skill to pass the B+E Test.
  • Trailer reversing practice
  • Trailer coupling and uncoupling practice.
  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills
  • Selective use of gears
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque

Who should attend?

Anyone who has a requirement to tow heavy trailers that fall within licence category BE and needs to demonstrate a proven ability to safely handle heavy trailers and has the knowledge and skill to drive safely on the road when towing. 

Course Duration:

''At every DVSA Test Centre where we presented candidates we achieved PASS RATES WHICH ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE UK AVERAGE!''

Normally two or three days depending on previous trailer experience (Delegate to trainer ratio 2:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances. 

Course Location:

Normally customer premises, Drivex Training Centre in Southampton or on the Isle of Wight. 

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Road Traffic Acts and Regulations
  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998
  • Improved driver satisfaction
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates must hold a full UK Car Driving Licence (including category BE) and be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Additional Information:

Due to the Minimum Test Vehicle Requirements specified for the Drivex B+E Practical Test this course is usually conducted in one of our vehicle and trailer combinations.

This course normally runs on a 1:1 or 2:1 delegate to trainer ratio to suit individual client / vehicle requirements.

Validation

At the end of the course delegates will take a Drivex BE Practical Driving Test replicating the original DVSA test. The test will last four 1-hour and 15-minutes and will include the following elements:

  • Vehicle and trailer safety questions (show me / tell me format).
  • Reversing exercise.
  • Trailer uncouple, safety inspection and recouple exercise).
  • On the road drive (including 10-minute independent drive).

The test will be conducted and marked in the same way as a DVSA test with a Pass or Fail outcome.

Course Fees:

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

 

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LGV Training (Licence Category C1, Goods Vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes MAM)

Course Aims:  

To give drivers entitlement to drive Category C1 Goods Vehicles (up to 7.5 tonnes MAM).

Do you need licence category C1? For a comprehensive explanation of Driving Licence Category C1 entitlement go to www.drivex.co.uk/driving-licence-info.

Delegates will also learn about defensive driving techniques.

Course Objectives:      

  • To give drivers the required knowledge and skill to pass the C1 Practical Test.
  • Vehicle reversing practice
  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills
  • Selective use of gears
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque

Who should attend?

Anyone who has a requirement to drive category C1 vehicles but does not hold licence category C1.

Course Duration:

''At every DVSA Test Centre where we have presented candidates we have achieved PASS RATES WHICH ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE UK AVERAGE!''

Normally two or three days depending on previous experience (Delegate to trainer ratio 2:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances. We strongly recommend a three-hour Assessment Session in order to determine the type of course which would best suit your existing abilities. We can even arrange a pre-licence training session where appropriate.

Course Location:

Normally customer premises, Drivex Training Centre in Southampton or on the Isle of Wight. Practical C1 Driving Tests are conducted at Driving Standards Agency Vocational Test Centres.

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Road Traffic Acts and Regulations
  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998
  • Improved driver satisfaction
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates must hold a full UK Car Driving Licence (category B) with Category C1 provisional entitlement and have passed the LGV Module 1 Theory Test. They must also be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Additional Information:

Due to the Minimum Test Vehicle Requirements specified for the C1 Practical Test this course is usually conducted in one of our vehicles.

This course normally runs on a 1:1 or 2:1 delegate to trainer ratio to suit individual client / vehicle requirements.

Course Fees:

Driving Standards Agency Practical C1 Test Fee: £115.00

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

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LGV Training (Licence Category C1E, Goods Vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes MAM with heavy trailer, combined train weight up to 12 tonnes MAM)

Course Aims:  

To give drivers entitlement to tow heavy trailers behind Category C1 Goods Vehicles (maximum train weight up to 12 tonnes MAM).

Do you need licence category C1E? For a comprehensive explanation of Driving Licence Category C1E entitlement go to www.drivex.co.uk/driving-licence-info.

Delegates will also learn about defensive driving techniques.

Course Objectives:      

  • To give drivers the required knowledge and skill to pass the C1E Practical Test.
  • Trailer reversing practice
  • Trailer coupling and uncoupling practice.
  • Enhanced hazard perception and awareness skills
  • Selective use of gears
  • Progressive use of accelerator and brakes
  • Compliance with speed limits
  • Utilisation of engine braking / torque

Who should attend?

Anyone who has a requirement to drive a category C1E vehicle and trailer combination but does not hold licence category C1E. This course is also for anyone who holds a C1E licence by virtue of ‘acquired rights’ and wants to lift their 8.25 tonne MAM combined train weight restriction to the full 12 tonnes MAM.

Course Duration:

Normally two or three days depending on previous trailer experience (Delegate to trainer ratio 2:1) but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances. We strongly recommend a three-hour Assessment Session in order to determine the type of course which would best suit your existing abilities.

Course Location:

Normally customer premises, Drivex Training Centre in Southampton or on the Isle of Wight. Practical C1 Driving Tests are conducted at Driving Standards Agency Vocational Test Centres.

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Road Traffic Acts and Regulations
  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998
  • Improved driver satisfaction
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates must hold a full UK Category C1 Driving Licence with Category C1E provisional entitlement. If the driver is taking the C1E Practical Test in order to raise their ‘acquired rights’ C1E towing restrictions from 8250kg to 12000kg they must also have passed the LGV Module 1 Theory Test. They must also be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Additional Information:

Due to the Minimum Test Vehicle Requirements specified for the C1E Practical Test this course is usually conducted in one of our vehicles.

This course normally runs on a 1:1 or 2:1 delegate to trainer ratio to suit individual client / vehicle requirements.

Course Fees:

Driving Standards Agency Practical C1E Test Fee: £115.00

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

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Driver CPC (Initial Qualification)

Course Aims:  

To enable drivers of Category C1 vehicles (goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes MAM) to pass the Module 4 Vehicle Safety Demonstration Test and acquire their Driver CPC card.

Course Objectives:      

  • To understand requirements of daily vehicle safety inspections.
  • To understand vehicle security and preventing criminality.
  • To understand vehicle entry, cockpit and instrumentation checks as well as switch-off and leaving the vehicle procedures.
  • To be able to give a practical load securing demonstration.
  • To understand vehicle loading and stability.
  • To be able to deal with vehicle emergencies.
  • To understand vehicle weights, dimensions and overhangs.
  • To understand vehicle braking and fuel systems.
  • To understand vehicle tyres and spray suppression requirements.

Who should attend?

Anyone who has a requirement to drive category C1 vehicles in a professional capacity.

Course Duration:

Normally two days depending on previous experience but can be varied to suit individual client circumstances.

Course Location:

Normally customer premises, Drivex Training Centre in Southampton or on the Isle of Wight. Module 4 Practical Tests are conducted at Driving Standards Agency Vocational Test Centres.

Benefits of attending:

  • Compliance with Driver CPC requirements
  • Compliance with Road Traffic Acts and Regulations
  • Compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Compliance with Provision and use of work equipment Regulations 1998
  • Improved driver satisfaction
  • Less down time due to maintenance and repairs
  • Savings on fuel, tyres and spares
  • Enhanced company image

Preparatory Work:

All delegates must hold a full UK Car Driving Licence (category B) with full or provisional Category C1 entitlement and have passed the LGV Module 2 Case Studies Test. They must also be familiar with the latest edition of the Highway Code.

Additional Information:

Due to the Minimum Test Vehicle Requirements specified for the Module 4 Practical Test this course is usually conducted in one of our vehicles.

This course normally runs on a 1:1 or 2:1 delegate to trainer ratio to suit individual client / vehicle requirements.

Course Fees:

Driving Standards Agency Practical Module 4 Test Fee: £55.00

All courses are individually costed and fees will depend upon course location, course duration, number of delegates and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

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Overseas Driver Risk Management and Training    

Drivex has a proven track record in delivering our driver training services to clients overseas. Offering tailor made packages to suit your individual circumstances and objectives we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements.

From classroom courses to practical driving courses we can help you to achieve a comprehensive driver risk management system wherever you may operate. We can also provide training to local staff to help manage driving risk and how to conduct basic driver assessments.

All overseas projects are individually costed and fees will depend upon location, duration, nature of the project and type(s) of vehicles used. To discuss your own individual requirements contact us on 01983 810012.

Drivex in The Gambia, February 2016

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