The regulatory body for workplace transport training, RTITB, has published its latest research showing that UK business remains positive about Driver CPC training.
Many companies surveyed agreed that the training had not only improved road safety, but had enhanced the general status of the industry’s training programme overall.
However, there was almost a 50/50 split over whether the current requirement of 35 hours of training every 5 years was necessary. 50% were happy with 35 hours, 8% felt there should be more and 42% felt there should be less.
A recent road transport Brexit conference in Coventry discussed the impact of Brexit and Driver CPC, concluding that the UK’s exit from the EU will not automatically end Driver CPC training. Experts agreed that Driver CPC is here to stay, although possibly in a reformed guise.
Positive Step Forward
“We strongly believe that Driver CPC has been a positive step forward for training since it was introduced for HGV drivers in 2009. According to our research the industry agrees – 70% of respondents said that it has improved driver training within their company,” said RTITB Managing Director, Laura Nelson.
“At RTITB, we feel that it is extremely important to retain Driver CPC legislation post-Brexit, primarily because of the effects on safety and its role in staff development.
“The review of legislation due to Brexit provides the UK with a fantastic opportunity to listen to the industry and review Driver CPC to ensure it meets the needs of both drivers and employers effectively.”
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