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Driver CPC - Your Health Matters

Leeds, Tunbridge Wells + 3 more

This 1-day course is aimed at professional drivers of goods vehicles and is designed to promote driver health and wellbeing via interactive workshop sessions that focus on a typical driver’s daily routine. It includes advice and guidance to reduce work-related road risk and motivate behaviour changes in relation to general health and wellbeing. 

Benefits of attending 

  • Understand the driving and legal requirements in relation to work related road safety 
  • Recognising fatigue and sleep apnoea and explain how it affects your health 
  • Gain the knowledge to make informed choices about your own lifestyle, diet and wellbeing 
  • Learn about drugs and alcohol and how this can affect fitness for work 
  • Promote positive lifestyle attitude through reflection, critique and company policy to improve  general health and wellbeing 

Course content 

  • Laws and regulations 
  • DVLA medical standards 
  • Driver shift patterns 
  • Sleep drive and your body clock 

           - circadian rhythm and biological clocks 

  •  Diet and driving 

           - the makings of a healthy diet 
           - why do we eat 
           - what we eat and nutrition myths 

  • An awareness of mental health and wellbeing 
  • Symptoms of stress, fatigue and sleep apnoea 
  • Driver impairment: alcohol and drugs including impairment and saliva tests, includes hands on  experience with breathalysers 
  • Driving at night – the risks and night blindness 

Course duration 

  • 1 day (7 hours excluding lunch and breaks) 
  • Maximum 20 delegates depending on facilities

Price

  • The price quoted includes the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) upload fee of currently £8.75 per 7-hour block (subject to change at the discretion of DVSA)
  • Price includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments
  • Please notify us of any special requirements or access arrangements at the time of booking

This course is also available as an in-company option. For more information please email training@fta.co.uk or call 03717 11 22 22.