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COACH & BUS LICENCE - D - D+E

PCV Commercial Coaches & Bus Licence - After 1st January 1997

PCV Coach Commercial Driving Licence. You as VDOC manager must monitor the Driving Licences of All Business Drivers on your Companies or Oranisations business on a regular basis to ensure that your vehicle duty of care in this area does not catch you out!

Don't forget, that any negligence or failure of duty of care as a result of any action or proceedings taken against the vehicle or driver under Current Legislation can now include the company or organisation on whose business they were being driven or driving!

Buses With or Without Trailers

N.B. Make sure all Vehicles and Drivers are on your Approver Check Lists!

Description

Category

Minimum Age

Any bus with more than eight passenger seats, with a trailer up to 750 kg

D

21*,**,***

As category D but with a trailer over 750 kg

D+E

21*,**,***

* Age 17 if you are a member of the armed services.

**Age 18 You can drive these vehicles if one of the following apply:

1) You are learning to drive or taking a PCV test or Driver CPC initial qualification

2) Having passed a PCV driving test and Driver CPC initial qualification, you can drive under any of the following conditions:

  • Driving on a regular service where the route doesn't exceed 50 km
  • Not engaged in the carriage of passengers
  • While undergoing a national vocational training course to obtain a CPC initial qualification
  • Driving a vehicle of a class included in sub-category D1
3) Having passed a PCV test before 10 September 2008 and driving under a bus operator's licence, or minibus permit, or community bus permit and any of the following conditions:
  • Driving on a regular service where the route doesn't exceed 50 km
  • Not engaged in the carriage of passengers
  • Driving a vehicle of a class included in sub-category D1

We like to include below images of new vehicles drivers may drive with the correct category D and D+E Commercial PCV Vehicle licence like a Big Bus or Coach.

Clicking on either the image or the name of the coach or bus will link to different information on the PCV commercial vehicle manufacturer website.

This will help VDOC Managers assess the suitability of an commercial vehicle for use on their companies business.


PCV - Driving Licence

PCV - Bus

Enviro300


PCV - Driving Licence

PCV - Bus

Enviro400


PCV - Driving Licence

PCV - Coach

Javalin


NB. Sometimes an Incident happens outside your control - Only your up to date records can prove you did all you could and should have done to protect company and employee!

Just remember just having the correct commercial vehicle licence is not the b all and end all of vehicle driving! This Video highlights your Drivers' Vehicle Duty of care and as outlined in your Driving at work policy - Correct routines and checks at all times!



Vehicles Duty of Care - Golden Rules

A VDOC manager - must be able to prove at all times to both management and the authorities that their driving licence records are up to date and that includes Penalty Points!

Signed for - Written instructions and advice to all drivers of vehicles on company business!


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