FPS restructures driver CPC

FPS Expo 2013
The FPS has unveiled a restructured eight-module FPS Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) Scheme.
It is promoting the new modules with special offers until the end of 2012.
“FPS is committed to providing the best possible training for its members through the Driver CPC Scheme. The new courses we are offering through our restructured CPC Training are purpose-designed to give extra choice and flexibility to end users with 3.5 hour modules in a ‘mix and match’ format to enable members to build a full day’s training to meet the individual needs of the company and its drivers,” said FPS driver CPC do-ordinator Keith Ashton.
The modules will cover such things as Spillage Prevention & Loading, Discharge & Product Return, Working at Heights and Ladder Training, Manual Handling, Spill Prevention (Small), Working at Heights and Ladder Training (Small), Health & Safety, First Aid, Fire Safety, Drivers Hours, Driving, Accidents, SAFED, PPE, Spill Response, Site Risk Assessment, PPG & Marine Deliveries, Forecourt Deliveries and Caring for the Environment, Emergency Response and Security.
As each module is 3.5 hours duration, any two may be used together to comply with the 7 hour training day prescribed in the Driver CPC. Each training day can take up to 20 delegates at a time and they are designed to deliver maximum benefits for drivers with minimal disruption to business, says FPS.
In addition to the eight modules now on offer, FPS is looking to develop further modules that will benefit members. It says the highly popular ‘trainer in the cab’ practical training day will remain.
“It is a fundamental part of the FPS Driver CPC course to deal with all the issues that drivers of fuel tankers have to consider day in and day out, as well as equipping them with more generalised HGV knowledge. This will be continued with the new 3.5 hour modules,” added Keith.
FPS member companies have always received discounted rates for Driver CPC training but, until the end of 2012, FPS will promote the new modules with special offers to provide much more generous discounts.