Project Description

Modular Courses (3.5 hrs)
Which TWO will you choose?

Having worked with the Transport Industry for over 50 years, Foster Tachographs and Transport Compliance, has learnt a few things and one of those ‘things’ is that every Operators’ and every drivers’ requirements differ.

To assist both Operators and drivers in providing Compliance and Driver CPC training that is most appropriate to their needs we have written, developed and evolved 7 modular training courses.

All of these are written by our experts in their field and delivered by those same experts, thereby providing the opportunity to learn and enhance knowledge with unrivalled, unique and interesting courses.

For Companies or a group of drivers (prices on request), all you have to do is to choose which two courses you would like to be delivered and away we go.

For individual drivers we are running a number of modular courses at different locations – please have a look at the Courses calendar for more details.

Please click on the link below for the different modular courses to learn more about the Course content.

Includes Defect Reporting and Practical

The majority of Public Inquiries are held as a consequence of maintenance failures or vehicle defects and many of these could have been avoided.  ‘S’ marked prohibitions are those prohibitions where the driver should have identified a road safety vehicle failure/defect.

How did this happen?  Could it have been avoided? in most cases the answer is simply YES.  That first check by the driver on behalf of the Operator is essential for the driver, the Company and all other road users to be undertaken properly not only for road safety, but for the repute of the driver and Operator.

This popular course looks at the process, not just from the point of view of the check itself, but all aspects that surround and affect compliance. It is delivered by experts who the day before may have been in Public Inquiry giving evidence on this very subject, giving the delegate the knowledge they need in the course of their work.

There is clear direction within the law that the Operator has a legal obligation to train drivers in the functioning of the recording equipment (EU Regulation 165/2014).

Furthermore, for the driver operating under EU Drivers’ Hours Regulations, failure to record their full working day is an offence. Any manual entries MUST be done using the manual entry facility on the digital/smart tachograph.  It is not acceptable by law to record manual entries in a diary or a print-out (unless the equipment is not recording), or on a piece of paper.

This course looks at the law relating to digital tachographs, but then allows the delegates to practice on both VDO Siemens and Stoneridge tachographs, using training cards, working individually and in groups thereby familiarising themselves and giving them confidence when out on the road and the requirement to make a manual entry arises.

A unique course that looks at how a driver may become involved in the legal process, what features of their day to day work could cause them to become entangled in the legal network.

It looks at the causes of stops/checks/investigations and if a driver encounters this situation, how they should deal with it and what to expect.

What paperwork may be involved from both parties, what they should listen out for and where it may lead to for them as a driver and for the Company.

Using real-life case studies, the course is delivered in an interactive way by experts who have worked on these cases, advising both drivers and solicitors.

A popular course that ensures that drivers have an up to date knowledge of the Regulations, how they work and helps drivers to identify for themselves where their weaknesses may lie on a day to day basis.

This course is suitable for both the driver who has little knowledge of the regulations to those who have a good knowledge but want to ensure that they stay of the right side of the law.

The course also offers an insight into those areas of the law that can catch out the unaware driver, through lack of knowledge of how specific sections of the law are now being approached.  This is based upon our regular Court and Public Inquiry work meaning, as we have done for the last 30+ years, that we are ahead of the Industry in those areas DVSA target and we can offer the training and advice to help stay legal.

When was the last time you looked at the Highway Code? Professional drivers have a responsibility to keep within the law and the Highway Code is a key reference to compliance.

This course addresses the areas of the Highway Code key to professional drivers, refreshing and educating in subject areas many delegates have not looked at since they passed their test.

As with all our courses this course is written by our experts ensuring interaction with delegates to ensure the best training results.

Using real-life case studies, the course is delivered in an interactive way by experts who have worked on these cases, advising both drivers and solicitors.

Drivers are responsible their load, the load’s security and weight distribution, as are the Company and Operators and under the Operator’s Licencing undertakings have a responsibility to ensure that their vehicles are not overloaded.

This course looks at the aspects of compliance, the dangers, the resolutions to problems and how set processes and procedures can protect the driver and Operator from being caught in a dangerous position.

As with all our courses this course is written by experts in the field who have worked on matters of overloading and/or insecure loads in the legal environment and therefore the course reflects the real world in a training environment.

Tachograph Regulations are often overlooked within the Transport Industry, but the legislation for this sector of compliance is vastly larger than the Drivers’ Hours Regulations.

For example, which records do I need to carry, what is acceptable and for how long?  Which journeys away from the vehicle are recordable and which are not?  Many believe that a journey in a private car is non-recordable, but it all depends on the purpose/reason for the journey.

What about entering the start and end country? What if the driver leaves the card in overnight?  What happens if I move job part way through a reference period?

There are many myths out at the service stations and from some other trainers, this course looks at what the legislation says, what it means and how the driver can apply it to their working day thereby ensuring their best opportunity to stay on the right side of the law.

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