The new Driver CPC qualification and first aid training

Anyone who is a professional LGV or PCV driver will know that there are now a new set of regulations to adhere to when it comes to training.

To meet the terms of the new EU Training Directive, all drivers must have a Driver CPC Certificate. For new drivers, this means passing the initial qualification and for all other drivers, it means completing 35 hours of periodic training every five years.

There are many training courses you can do to help you become a safer and more competent professional driver, but one of the most important is first aid training.

On a typical Professional Drivers First Aid (CPC) training course, the following topics will be covered:

• Responding to minor or severe bleeding
• Unconsciousness and recognising life-threatening conditions
• Resuscitation
• Spinal injury
• Safer moving and handling
• How to handle emergencies in public

At the end of this course, which will add 7 hours to your total number of training hours and gives you a JAUPT-approved certificate which is valid for 3 years, you should have the confidence to administer first aid in virtually any situation whilst out on the road.

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