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NAS Training (Scotland)

T: 01506 460334 E: Andy.beattie@nasscotland.com W: http://nasscotland.com/index.php/training/

NAS House, 2 Fairbairn Place, Kirkton North, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6TN

Glasgow Office: 2nd Floor, 41 Main Street, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 2JF T: 0141 2490546

Wishaw Office – Canyon Road, Excelsior Business Park, Wishaw, ML2 0XX T: 01698 533333  

WELCOME TO NAS TRAINING

With offices in Livingston and Glasgow, NAS are ideally placed at the heart of Scottish manufacturing and distribution to offer a full range of training services to industry.

NAS TRAINING COURSES

CPC Training 

Driver CPC/JAUPT Approved Courses

The Vehicle Drivers (Certificate of Professional Competence) Regulations came into effect in 2007 following the Driver CPC EU Directive in 2003/59. The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is relevant to all LGV and PCV driving professionals and as such drivers are required to undertake 35 hours of professional training during a 5 year period to keep their CPC valid.

Only courses that have been approved and are being delivered by a training centre that has been approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) will count towards the periodic training requirement. Periodic training is designed to confirm and expand on the existing knowledge and skills of each driver, for example, by enabling them to keep up-to-date with ever-changing legislation.

NAS Recruitment has been delivering DCPC since 2010 and, since then, has continued to add to our range of 7 hour courses and 3½ hour modules to satisfy both the LGV and PCV sectors. Our training courses are based on years of transport training experience, supported with subject matter experts and via regular dialogue with fleet operators ensuring that our courses comply with all current relevant legislation. To ensure a return on your investment, our training courses have been designed to ensure that drivers understand their responsibilities and legislative obligations, equipping them with essential knowledge to operate safely, courteously and fuel-efficiently. A suite of unique driver workbooks assist the learning experience and add to training outputs.

NAS Training Services has the capability to deliver training to match clients’ individual requirements, including weekend delivery. Training can be delivered using our Livingston or Glasgow training centres or, alternatively, at customer sites.

Our programmes are available in 3½ hour modules, which can be mixed and matched to produce a 7 hour course to suit your business needs.

Customer Care (3½ hours)

  • Suitable for all drivers with a customer facing role, this course enables drivers to understand how they can help to enhance their company image, improve their standards of service and understand how to deal appropriately with both internal and external customers. Aimed at ensuring that drivers conduct themselves in accordance with their company brand and values, this module will help to improve relationships between their company and their customer.

Driver Health and Eco-Safe Driving (3½ hours)

  • A classroom based programme which enlightens drivers to the importance of physical and mental ability, the principles of healthy eating and the role of the basic work/rest cycle. Coupled with an introduction to the principles of safe and fuel efficient driving, the course creates awareness of how driving technique affects fuel consumption. Drivers will learn how concentration and planning can reduce incidents and vehicle downtime, ultimately leading to reduced fuel costs for the fleet and a less stressed and healthier driver!

Drivers’ Hours (3½ hours)

  • This course provides candidates with the knowledge of working time to ensure they are aware of working periods specific to the transport industry. Ensuring drivers know the rules regarding rest breaks and working hours helps to develop a culture of safety and compliance, leading to a reduction in tachograph offences/infringements and corresponding costs.

Digital Tachographs (3½ hours)

  • Suitable for drivers of vehicles fitted with Digital Tachographs, this course provides candidates with knowledge of regulations (EEC) 561/2006 and 3821/85. Responsibility lies with both the driver and the employer to remain compliant. Ensuring drivers understand the rules regarding rest breaks and working hours helps to develop a culture of safety and compliance, leading to a reduction in tachograph offences/infringements and unnecessary costs.

Load Security (3½ hours – LGV only)

  • This course covers drivers legal responsibilities and possible penalties, principles of load safety, load security equipment, dangers of high vehicles / low bridges, pre-load checks, securing loads, including curtain-sided trailers, vehicle stability, vehicle roll-over and avoidance and the correct procedure for loading a vehicle.  Driver Safety at Work (3½ hours - Includes Daily Vehicle Checks)
  • One of the most important tasks for a driver which is emphasised all too often by Traffic Commissioners. The aim of this course is to train drivers in the techniques of carrying out vehicle checks and defecting reporting. Supports your own procedures and assists Transport Managers to demonstrate effective operations.  Driver and Vehicle Security (3½ hours)
  • Aimed at drivers who are involved in the transport of high consequence, high value goods and/or undertaking international journeys involving border crossings. The module looks at the motivation and sophistication of both criminals and terrorists and the risks facing drivers today. This course provides drivers with the knowledge of how to minimise or avoid potential risks to their load, vehicle and themselves by adopting strategies to reduce occupational road risks.

START 1 (7 hours)

  • Developed in partnership with the Department for Transport, START (Standardising Training Across Road Transport) aims to embed a standard induction and refresher training programme across the industry. This course covers essential legislation, health and safety, driver health and the social environmental of road transport. START is designed in the format of two 7 hour courses, which can be delivered together as an Induction Training programme or for consecutive programmes for experienced drivers as part of on-going refresher training.

START 2 (7 hours)

  • Developed in partnership with the Department for Transport, START (Standardising Training Across Road Transport) aims to embed a standard induction and refresher training programme across the industry. This course covers essential legislation, health and safety, driver health and the social environmental of road transport. START is designed in the format of two 7 hour courses, which can be delivered together as an Induction Training programme or for consecutive programmes for experienced drivers as part of on-going refresher training.

Vulnerable Road Users (7 hours)

  • In 2012, there were 14 cyclist fatalities in London, with 5 involving LGVs, highlighting the urgent need to reduce the dangers posed by LGVs to cyclists. The Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) course is based on the Transport for London (TfL) Safe Urban Driving course and has been designed to enable transport operators to take measures to improve the safety in all road traffic environments. Candidates will gain an understanding of the changing streetscape and the urban environment, vulnerable road users and sharing the road safely, plus defensive driving techniques and actions in the event of an emergency incident.

Traffic Law (7 hours)

  • This course aims to assist drivers in understanding the rules of the road covering topics that include, the legal definition of a road, different types of roads, speed limits, road signs and markings, loading and unloading, pedestrian crossings, roundabouts, vehicle categories and driving licences and entitlements.

Driver Safety at Work (3½ hours) (Includes Daily Vehicle Checks)

  • One of the most important tasks for a driver which is emphasised all too often by Traffic Commissioners. The aim of this course is to train drivers in the techniques of carrying out vehicle checks and defecting reporting. Supports your own procedures and assists Transport Managers to demonstrate effective operations.

Driver and Vehicle Security (3½ hours)

  • Aimed at drivers who are involved in the transport of high consequence, high value goods and/or undertaking international journeys involving border crossings. The module looks at the motivation and sophistication of both criminals and terrorists and the risks facing drivers today. This course provides drivers with the knowledge of how to minimise or avoid potential risks to their load, vehicle and themselves by adopting strategies to reduce occupational road risks.

First Aid Awareness (3½ hours)

  • Drivers spend a great deal of their working day alone in a high risk environment with machinery and chemicals. In the First Aid session, candidates learn techniques such as resuscitation and CPR, gaining vital time in the wait for the Emergency Services in the event of an incident.

Manual Handling (3½ hours)

  • Most back injuries are caused by heavy or awkward lifting and are a major cause of low performance within a job role. This course aims to create awareness of how to lift in a correct and safe manner, without causing damage to self or others.

Health & Safety (3½ hours)

  • The course aims to help candidates identify and eliminate potential hazards in the workplace, with particular regards to vehicles. Providing practical advice to create an awareness of the safety culture within their businesses, the course content also covers slips, trips and falls and other workplace related incidents, ultimately creating a responsible workforce who considers the consequences of their actions.

Driver Essentials (7 hours)

  • This course aims to assist drivers in refreshing essential information on subject areas like: health and safety, hazardous substances, risk assessments, incidents & near misses, bridge strikes, theft & hi-jacking, RTI’s, vehicle checks & roadside checks of road transport.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL AND ASK FOR; Andy Beattie, Driver Trainer & Compliance Manager. T: 01506 460334 E: andy.beattie@nasscotland.com

 

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