Driver CPC Module D

Eco and Safe Driving (Driver CPC)

Duration: 1/2 Day (3.5 hours Driver CPC)

Entry Requirements:

Candidates must hold any of the below licences:

C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D

Objectives:

On completion of this programme candidates will understand the basic principles to optimise fuel consumption and improve road safety, and have greater knowledge of safe and defensive driving techniques. You will cover the importance of procedures for daily vehicle checks, and fault finding and reporting of faults in relation to fuel efficiency. Through this module you will also cover hazard perception; concentration; mirrors and blind spots; vehicle heights; and rules of the road.

Content:

  • Fundamentals of safe & economic driving
  • Aerodynamics
  • Adjustable aerodynamics
  • Braking
  • Clutch control
  • Cruise control
  • Exhaust brakes & retarders
  • Idle time
  • Forward planning
  • Gear selection
  • Height of load
  • Load position
  • Momentum
  • Overfilling your fuel tank
  • Plan your route
  • Motorways
  • Skip gears (block changing)
  • Speeding
  • Tyres
  • Vehicle technology
  • Weather conditions
  • Daily walk round checks
  • Reporting defects

Note: This course can count 7 hours towards the 35 hours needed for Driver CPC periodic training when combined with another 3.5 hour module.

Please contact us for details of available dates