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Driver CPC Vehicle Fire Safety

Overview

This course is designed to provide an appropriate level of fire awareness for drivers. This course will enable candidates to become the first line of defence in the prevention and management of fire safety in company vehicles. 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).

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 Vehicle Fire Safety 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.  It is a legal requirement to ensure that employees are aware of the correct actions to take in emergency situations. This course ensures drivers have a better understanding of vehicle fire hazards.

Course content

  • Vehicle fire statistics
  • Legislation
  • The chemistry of fire
  • Vehicle fire hazards
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • Proper use of fire extinguishers

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will:

  • Understand vehicle fire statistics
  • Know the types and causes of vehicle fires
  • Be informed of the legislation related to vehicle fire safety
  • Understand the chemistry of fire, including:
    • Definitions
    • Classification
    • Terminology
  • Know vehicle ignition sources
  • Understand what can burn (fuel sources)
  • Understand fire hazards
  • Understand types of extinguishing media
  • Understand the proper use of fire extinguishers
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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