Certificate of Professional Competence

Certificate of Proffessional Competence (CPC)

 

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) syllabus

 

1.Advanced training in rational driving based on safety regulations

 

2.Application of regulations

 

3.Health, road and environmental safety, service, logistics

 

1. Advanced training in rational driving based on safety regulations

All licences

 

1.1 To know the characteristics of the transmission system in order to make the best possible use of it

Curves relating to torque, power, and specific consumption of an engine, area of optimum use of revolution counter, gearbox-ratio cover diagrams.

 

1.2 To know the technical characteristics and operation of the safety controls in order to control the vehicle, minimise wear and tear and prevent disfunctioning

Specific features of hydraulic vacuum servobrake circuit, limits to the use of brakes and retarder, combined use of brakes and retarder, making better use of speed and gear ratio, making use of vehicle inertia, using ways of slowing down and braking on downhill stretches, action in the event of failure.

 

1.3 Ability to optimise fuel consumption

Optimisation of fuel consumption by applying know-how as regards points 1.1 and 1.2.

Licences C, C+E, C1, C1+E

 

1.4 Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use

Forces affecting vehicles in motion, use of gearbox ratios according to vehicle load and road profile, calculation of payload of vehicle or assembly, calculation of total volume, load distribution, consequences of overloading the axle, vehicle stability and centre of gravity, types of packaging and pallets.

Main categories of goods needing securing, clamping and securing techniques, use of securing straps, checking of securing devices, use of handling equipment, placing and removal of tarpaulins.

Licences D, D+E, D1, D1+E

 

1.5 Ability to ensure passenger comfort and safety

Adjusting longitudinal and sideways movements, road sharing, position on the road, smooth braking, overhang operation, using specific infrastructures (public areas, dedicated lanes), managing conflicts between safe driving and other roles as a driver, interacting with passengers, peculiarities of certain groups of passengers (disabled persons, children).

 

1.6 Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use

Forces affecting vehicles in motion, use of gearbox-ratios according to vehicle load and road profile, calculation of payload of vehicle or assembly, load distribution, consequences of overloading the axle, vehicle stability and centre of gravity.

 

 

2. Application of regulations

All licences

 

2.1 To know the social environment of road transport and the rules governing it

Maximum working periods specific to the transport industry; principles, application and consequences of Regulations (EEC) No 3820/85 and (EEC) No 3821/85; penalties for failure to use, improper use of and tampering with the tachograph; knowledge of the social environment of road transport: rights and duties of drivers as regards initial qualification and periodic training.

Licences C, C+E, C1, C1+E

 

2.2 To know the regulations governing the carriage of goods

Transport operating licences, obligations under standard contracts for the carriage of goods, drafting of documents which form the transport contract, international transport permits, obligations under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road, drafting of the international consignment note, crossing borders, freight forwarders, special documents accompanying goods.

Licences D, D+E, D1, D1+E

 

2.3 To know the regulations governing the carriage of passengers

Carriage of specific groups of passengers, safety equipment on board buses, safety belts, vehicle load.

 

3. Health, road and environmental safety, service, logistics

All licences

 

3.1 To make drivers aware of the risks of the road and of accidents at work

Types of accidents at work in the transport sector, road accident statistics, involvement of lorries/coaches, human, material and financial consequences.

 

3.2 Ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants

General information, implications for drivers, preventive measures, check list, legislation on transport operator liability.

 

3.3 Ability to prevent physical risks

Ergonomic principles; movements and postures which pose a risk, physical fitness, handling exercises, personal protection.

 

3.4 Awareness of the importance of physical and mental ability

Principles of healthy, balanced eating, effects of alcohol, drugs or any other substance likely to affect behaviour, symptoms, causes, effects of fatigue and stress, fundamental role of the basic work/rest cycle.

 

3.5 Ability to assess emergency situations

Behaviour in an emergency situation: assessment of the situation, avoiding complications of an accident, summoning assistance, assisting casualties and giving first aid, reaction in the event of fire, evacuation of occupants of a lorry/bus passengers, ensuring the safety of all passengers, reaction in the event of aggression; basic principles for the drafting of an accident report.

 

3.6 Ability to adopt behaviour to help enhance the image of the company

Behaviour of the driver and company image: importance for the company of the standard of service provided by the driver, the roles of the driver, people with whom the driver will be dealing, vehicle maintenance, work organisation, commercial and financial effects of a dispute.

Licences C, C+E, C1, C1+E

 

3.7 To know the economic environment of road haulage and the organisation of the market

Road transport in relation to other modes of transport (competition, shippers), different road transport activities (transport for hire or reward, own account, auxiliary transport activities), organisation of the main types of transport company and auxiliary transport activities, different transport specialisations (road tanker, controlled temperature, etc), changes in the industry (diversification of services provided, rail-road, subcontracting, etc).

Licences D, D+E, D1, D1+E

 

3.8 To know the economic environment of the carriage of passengers by road and the organisation of the market

Carriage of passengers by road in relation to other modes of passenger transport (rail, private car), different activities involving the carriage of passengers by road, crossing borders (international transport), organisation of the main types of companies for the carriage of passengers by road.

Tharka Sen A.D.I. Ex67670

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