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Driver CPC – COSHH Awareness

Overview

Qualified drivers must complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep their Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, coach, or bus. This course has been approved by the DVSA and qualifies for 3.5 Driver CPC hours (this module must be completed in conjunction with another 3.5 hour Driver CPC module to obtain the minimum 7 hours required).

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the hazards and risks when using hazardous substances at work.

Each driver’s details will be uploaded to the DVSA database within 5 working days of completing the course.

Who needs this qualification?

Any potential, new or existing bus, coach or lorry drivers requiring Driver CPC COSHH Awareness training.

Why is this training important?

The aim of Driver CPC training is to reduce road casualties by ensuring and maintaining all bus, coach and lorry drivers are up to date with legislation and trained to a high standard. This course will prepare employees to contribute to safer use of hazardous substances in cooperation with their managers and supervisors.

Course content

  • Introduction to COSHH Regulations
  • Definition, types, and recognition of substances hazardous to health
  • Methods of entry into the body and health effects
  • COSHH Risk Assessments
  • Hierarchy of control measures
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency procedures

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify hazardous substances and the main risks involved
  • Understand the primary health effects of hazardous substances
  • Be familiar with the legislation and RIDDOR statistics in relation to COSHH
  • Be familiar with COSHH hazard symbol and safety data sheets
  • Evaluate risk and be aware of control measures that can be used
Certificated by: Ouch Learning and Development – approved by DVSA
Duration: 3.5 hours (must be taken with a second module to gain the minimum 7 CPC hours)
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: A CPC card or valid driver’s licence for buses, coaches, or lorries
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face

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