HGV PCV - PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS - VOSA CPC
Certificate of Professional Competence
"It's not what you have done but what you can prove you have done!" You can only prove it to the company and authorities by keeping current records!
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!
EU Directive 2003/59/EC
Who is required to comply?It affects all new and existing drivers.
Including a professional driver from countries outside the EU - Who drives within a Member state.
Who will not be affected?Drivers of vehicles with maximum design speed less than 45kph
Which drivers are exempt?
(2) A horsebox driver needs a CPC - The rider who drives their horse to a show does not.
(3) A school bus driver needs a CPC - The school teacher driving on a field trip does not.
Who is exempt?"Acquired Rights"
Drivers already holding a full Driving licence for the above Categories on:
Initial QualificationQualification will be received through testing in two parts:
Modular approach will reduce the burden (See qualification syllabus)
Initial Qualification CompletedOnce completed a professional driver receives:
May drive professionally throughout all Member states
Enforcement bodies throughout Europe can ask to see evidence of a - Driver CPC
Completion will be recorded as:
PERIODIC TRAININGAll who drive professionally must comply
Must take part in 35 hours retraining every 5 years - i.e. one week
Can be taken in courses of no less than 7 hours at one time - one day
Free to distribute the five days over the five year period
The syllabus is the same as for initial training
Syllabus Summary - Download full Periodic Training Here
We are told the Expected Benefits are:
If you haven't done already take a good look at our 10 point policy and consider putting it into your company structure before the incident you never thought would happen - happens!
VDOC - Golden Rule
"It is not what you have done but what you can prove you have done!"
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