CPC Safe Loading & Load Security 3.5 hrs

Training for drivers and loaders

Why should my drivers attend TTC's Safe Loading & Load Security DCPC course?

This interactive workshop covers the legal requirements and responsibilities to carry and secure loads on a vehicle.

Drivers will gain a thorough understanding of safe vehicle loads, the consequences of an insecure load, the people responsible for a load in transit and the role of enforcement agencies.

Risk is mitigated by enabling drivers to think about the principles of loading, knowing how to competently use restraint equipment and adopting safe methods of securing vehicle loads.

Another 3.5 hour course can be taken in the same or following day.

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The workshop is facilitated by a professional driver trainer who will fully engage with participants to maximise the learning experience and draw out their views and opinions either face to face or on line.

This CPC course is JAUPT-approved for all professional drivers undertaking 35 hours of periodic training.

  • Duration: 3.5 hours CPC
  • Classroom workshop: Up to 20 delegates
  • Virtual classroom (online): Up to 15 delegates
  • Price: available on request 
  • Format: interactive classroom workshop or online virtual classroom
  • ID: photocard licence and Driver Qualification Card

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Improving safety and meeting compliance

Reduce your drivers' risks
Training will reduce driver risk, roadside prosecution, damage to vehicle/stock/reputation.

Meet your duty of care
Our JAUPT-approved courses are designed to help you meet your duty of care obligations.

Meet professional requirements
7 hours contribution towards Driver CPC when combined with another 3.5 hour course.​ Both modules must be completed on the same day.

Improve your drivers’ on-road competence and knowledge
- Consequences of insecure loads to driver and other road users
- Enforcement and penalties of non-compliance
- Load safety and damage prevention​

We used TTC for our CPC training and found that it was dealt with very easily. Everyone at TTC that we spoke to were polite and efficient to ensure that our needs were met. The trainers and the facilities were of a good standard

Carol Ball M&B Minibuses LTD

Driver benefits

Explain the forces that build around a moving vehicle and the ways they can act upon a load during normal and emergency driving situations.

Know the importance of adequate load security measures to create 'down force' and the potential outcomes of a load shift or loss.

Acknowledge the need to use the correct, undamaged securing equipment and the consequences of non-compliance.

Explain who is responsible in law for a load on a vehicle, penalties and the legal consequences to both driver and operator.

Course details

Who should attend

Anybody who is required to complete their Driver CPC hours, loading/unloading operatives or those responsible for raising and maintaining health and safety standards across a team of professional drivers.

Delivery method

The workshop is facilitated by a professional driver trainer who will fully engage with participants to maximise the learning experience and draw out their views and opinions.

Course outline

Vehicle loads
Explore the forces acting upon a moving vehicle and its load, minimum requirements and the law.

Load securing equipment
Best practice in load security, straps, curtain-sided vehicles, applying the Belly Wrap and chains.

Enforcement & penalties
How the DVSA enforce the rules, driver responsibilities, infringement categories and additional offences.

Overloaded vehicles
Explore the dangers of overloaded vehicles including loads and weights, projection and overhanging, axle overloads, height rules and weighing in motion sensors (WIMS).