Does my company need Emergency First Aid training for our drivers?

Put simply, all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC.

The EU Directive 2003/59 requires that professional drivers must undertake 35 hours of periodic training within a five year period to retain their entitlement to drive. This directive came into effect in September 2008 for PCV drivers and September 2009 for LGV drivers.

The fastest way to reach this requirement is to join a professional drivers Emergency First Aid course. Our course has been approved by JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training) and First Aid Training Co-operative is an approved driver CPC training company.  

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Emergency First Aid training for bus and coach company drivers

Public service vehicle (PSV) operators need their drivers to complete their driver training every five years. The EU Directive 2003/59 requires that you MUST undertake 35 hours of periodic training within a five-year period to retain your entitlement to drive professionally. 

When operating a vehicle for hire or reward that can carry 9 or more passengers drivers carry an additional burden of being able to assist their passengers if there is and accidents or if one of them is feeling unwell.

Our emergency first aid courses will teach drivers to be able to manage roadside accidents, administer emergency first aid at the roadside and manage passengers of colleagues suffering from a range of medical emergencies like heart attacks or asthma attacks.

We have a team of trainers who can work from your venue to deliver a 7-hour JAUPT approved Professional Driver (CPC) emergency first aid course. We make it easy by uploading qualification details to the DSA database within five working days of course completion.

Emergency First Aid training for HGV or haulage company drivers

Operator licence compliance is a crucial component for all companies with drivers of LGV’s (haulage, skips, cement mixers, snow ploughs, highway maintenance vehicles, tow trucks and transporters). Not only do all vehicles need to be kept roadworthy but all drivers need to gain and maintain their 35 hour CPC training. Non-compliance will result in traffic convictions, fines and vehicles being off the run. 

Our 7-hour approved Emergency First Aid courses can be delivered to your drivers at your base. Our Emergency first aid course teaches drivers to be able to manage roadside accidents and administer emergency first aid at the roadside.  This course is run to HSE guidelines with fully qualified and experienced first aid trainers.

We have a team of trainers who can work from your venue to deliver a 7-hour JAUPT approved Professional Driver (CPC) emergency first aid course. We make it easy by uploading qualification details to the DSA database within five working days of course completion.

Emergency First Aid training for professional drivers

The EU Directive 2003/59 requires that professional drivers must undertake 35 hours of periodic training within a five year period to retain their entitlement to drive.

This only applies to you if you drive lorries of 3.5t and above, and buses with 9 or more seats. However, many professional drivers optionally complete emergency first aid training so they are prepared and confident in emergency situations.

The main aim of Driver CPC is to ensure better-trained drivers who are up to date with current legislation and to help reduce road casualties and improve road safety.

Our 7 hour approved Professional Driver Emergency First Aid courses were developed around the Driver CPC syllabus and are fully approved by JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training).  

The Co-op has a team of trainers who can work from your venue to deliver this 7-hour JAUPT approved Professional Driver (CPC) emergency first aid course. We make it easy by uploading qualification details to the DSA database within five working days of course completion.

Join our JAUPT Emergency First Aid Course

This 7-hour course counts towards your 35 hours of training and provides you with the skills and confidence needed to administer first aid in emergency situations while on the road.