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Driver CPC Manual Handling


This course is designed to provide an appropriate level of manual handling awareness for drivers. It introduces learners to the risks of manual handling and the controls available. 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).

Who needs this qualification?

Any potential, new or existing bus, coach or lorry drivers requiring Driver CPC Manual Handling training.

Why is this training important?

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 will enable learners to understand safer manual handling methods which helps to maintain their physical health and quality of life.

Course content

  • What is manual handling?
  • Legislation
  • Anatomy and manual handling injuries
  • Principles of safer lifting
  • Loading/unloading vehicles

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify the hazards of manual handling
  • Identify risks involved and controls available
  • Identify what to expect from a manual handling risk assessment
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 valid driver’s licence or CPC card 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

Available dates

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