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23rd October 2018
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Driver CPC Training Courses

BLT Logistics Services has over 30 years of experience in the logistics, delivering professional, engaging courses such as our flagship Driver CPC training courses.

Each of these courses provides seven hours of periodic training time towards your Driver CPC.

All courses are held at The Muskham Ferry, North Muskham, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6HB and refreshments including a hot buffet are provided.

To book, call 01636 613624 option 3, email admin@bltlogistics.co.uk or click here.

The course dates and content for each module are as follows:

5th January 2019 – Drivers Hours Working Time Directive & Tachographs

You will gain a better understanding of the EU regulations through this module, and will find out how to comply with driver hour legislation and tachographs.

12th January 2019 – Preventing Accidents/Incidents in Transport & Eco-Driving

This module increases awareness and educates you about causes of accidents and how to eliminate or reduce accidents whilst driving. The second part of this course raises environmental awareness and demonstrates the benefits of fuel-efficient driving techniques. It provides driver training solutions for fleet operators to improve fuel efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.

19th January 2019 – Daily Walk Around Checks & Load Compliance

This Driver CPC course will give you a better understanding of the responsibilities of daily walk around checks, and includes expert training in reporting defects, load security and load restraints.

26th January 2019 – Emergency First Aid at Work Driver CPC

Our Emergency First Aid at Work Driver CPC course gives you a recognised qualification Level 3 and shows you how to give initial treatment to someone who is sick or injured, prior to professional medical assistance arriving on the scene.

9th February 2019 – Safe Urban Driving – FORS Driver CPC

Safe Urban Driving (SUD) is essential training for all commercial drivers operating HGVs regularly in the urban environment, particularly where there are high volumes of vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians. SUD Training is Driver CPC accredited and fully aligned to meet the requirements of:

  • Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)
  • Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Silver level
  • Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) Standard

SUD is delivered in two sections; a classroom theory module and a practical cycling module, where drivers experience a cyclist’s view of the road.

The two modules are delivered on the same day.  The Driver CPC course can be delivered at a venue of your choosing for group bookings, or at our own dedicated driver training centre in Newark.

To book, call 01636 613624 option 3, email admin@bltlogistics.co.uk or click here.

20th September 2018
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HGV Training from BLT Logistics Services

BLT Logistics Services are thrilled to finally have their own HGV Training Vehicle. Offering full training for Class 1 and Class 2 and also Module 4 Driver CPC Training.

 

 

Contact Us direct to arrange your training needs.

18th September 2018
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Shunter Training – Book your course!!

BLT have been busy with the ever popular CPD accredited Shunter Training course. Both training with Class 2 rigids, and Class 1 artics/tugs across the country. The Shunter courses are suitable as either a 1 day refresher course for the experienced  driver, or as a 2 day intensive training course for novices.

We can train either with rigid vehicles or artics and the training includes practical assessments aswell as the classroom session. The correct way to couple and uncouple trailers is also included and assessed.

On completion all successful delegates receive a CPD certificate of attendance along with training handbooks.

Contact us to arrange your training Contact Us

18th September 2018
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First Aid Training Courses by BLT Logistics Services

First Aid Training Courses now available !

BLT Logistics Services are now offering a 7 hour Driver CPC for Emergency First Aid at Work. Courses are proving to be very popular and engaging, offering both practical and theory on essential first aid.

As well as your 7 hours CPC attendance, you will also get a Level 3 First Aid qualification.

For full details of our First Aid Training Courses see our dedicated website www.firstaidtraining.xyz 

Alternatively email admin@bltlogistics.co.uk or call 01636 613624.

11th May 2018
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NEWSLETTER

FORS

MANDATORY LOAD SECURITY TRAINING 

The latest FORs standard magazine has highlighted the need for compliance training.

For years, load compliance has been a problem for the logistics industry. Gone are the days when putting 28 pallets on a curtainsider and strapping it with internal straps was acceptable.

Kevin Swallow reports on The Standard. https://www.fors-online.org.uk/cms/fors-standard-magazine-2/

When it comes to load security, the fleet Operator Recognition scheme (FORS) is at the forefront. As part of the audit, an operator must demonstrate a safe loading procedure to ensure fright is safely stowed onto a commercial vehicle.

There is good reason for establishing a clear procedure and best practise. In 2016 a Northampton-based haulier had its Operators Licence curtailed for three months for repeated load security issues.

Following 2 campaigns, the DVSA reported that, in 2011 half of all vehicles stopped had inadequate load securing and another quarter had no load securing at all. In 2015, only a quarter of trucks stopped had inadequate load securing, with one in ten trucks having an unstable load.

The DVSA brought a swift improvement acknowledgment in a presentation called ‘safe Transport is good business’ delivered by the HSE. A set of documents (see below) show what the DVSA look for when roadside checks are in force
.www.gov.uk/government/publications/load-securing-vehicle-operator-guidance/load-securing-vehicle-operator-guidance

TRAINING TIME

For general haulage operators any approved load security and loading training is delivered through Driver CPC (DCPC) However, according to several DCPC training providers approached to contribute to the STANDARDS magazine article said. Loading is either part of or as a standalone module and isn’t in demand as transport bosses usually prefer to repeat a seven-hour refresher on driver’s hours.

Most drivers and hauliers turn their nose up at DCPC because its not practical. Its classroom based. Load security needs to be taught because there are more drivers with less experience than there ever has been. In heavy haulage everyone does it properly, why shouldn’t that apply to road haulage?

BLT Logistics Services Ltd has been providing professional training for over 4 years. It has accreditations with JAUPT. The CPD standards office and is a FORS associate. DCPC is at the forefront of its business. Providing courses that suit FORS compliant companies.

 

BOOK YOUR DRIVER CPC COURSE TODAY!!

19th May – Drivers Hours Working Time Directive & Tachographs

This course will give drivers a better understanding of the responsibilities of daily walk around checks, reporting defects, load security and load restraints.

26th May – Daily Checks & Load Compliance

This is a course designed to give drivers a better understanding of the EU regulations, compliance with driver hour legislations and tachographs.

Each course will give 7 hours training time towards your Driver CPC.

Courses will be held at The Crown Inn, Bathley, NG23 6DA and include Refreshments and Lunch.

Contact us on 01636 613624 or email admin@bltlogistics.co.uk