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CPC Modular course: Safe and Secure Loading

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About the module

Topics include:

  • Importance of secure loading
  • Professional driver and operator responsibilities
  • Impact of forces on loads
  • Risks and consequences of insecure loads
  • Safe loading and securing techniques
  • Enforcement and penalties

Duration: 3.5 hours

Format: Classroom or online

Suitable for: Licences (C1, D1, C, CE)

DVSA CPC syllabus areas:
1.4. Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use

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Legal responsibilities of drivers & operators

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The forces on loads, especially in emergencies

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The importance of using appropriate restraints

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Consequences and penalties for insecure loads

Safe and Secure Loading gives drivers a thorough understanding of safe loading, the consequences of an insecure load, the responsibility for a load in transit and the role of enforcement agencies. Our experienced driver trainers fully engage with participants to maximise the learning experience and draw out their views and opinions.

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Your questions answered

Who should attend?

Any professional driver who needs to complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years in order to maintain their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

Delivery method

This module can be delivered online or in-person and facilitated by an experienced Driver CPC trainer.  

For pay-per-place courses, Safe and Secure Loading is delivered with the Driver Hours module as a 7-hour online course.

For private courses, this module can be delivered online or in-person alongside any other TTC Driver CPC module.

Need help joining an online course through Zoom?

TTC has experience of delivering online courses through Zoom to hundreds of thousands of drivers each year. We have used this experience to make the process of joining an online course with TTC as simple as possible. 

TTC highly recommends that you take 15-minutes to test your equipment and make sure that you have the Zoom app installed, and working with your microphone and camera. Please visit our Zoom Technical Support page for a user-friendly guide to help make sure you get the most our of your online course with TTC.

Learning outcomes

Following this module drivers will understand:

  • The importance of properly secured loads and forces acting upon the load during normal driving and emergencies
  • Responsibilities of both the Operator and driver
  • The importance and necessity of using the appropriate restraints for the load
  • The consequences to other road users of an insecure load
  • The enforcement and penalties for insecure loads

Identification requirements

A photocard driving licence and Driver Qualification Card must be presented when attending the course.

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