Alternatively Fuelled Vehicle Workshop

A mandatory 5-hour course for Cat B licence holders to drive an AFV goods vehicle not exceeding 4.25 tonnes

Why should my drivers attend TTC's Alternatively Fuelled Vehicle Workshop?

In 2018, UK law was changed so that the weight limit for Cat B driving licence holders driving alternatively fuelled vehicles could be increased from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes.  This increase in the maximum authorised mass is to offset the loss of payload capacity due to the weight of the batteries.

This course is aimed at businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and transition their fleet to alternative fuel such as electric, hydrogen, natural gas or biogas.

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This course is aimed at businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and transition their fleet to alternative fuel such as electric, hydrogen, natural gas or biogas.

Training can only be delivered by a registered trainer on the National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) or National Vocational Driving Instructor Register (NVDIR).

On completion drivers will receive an official certificate as evidence that they can legally drive an AFV up to 4.25 tonnes and undergo additional training on road, over and above the mandatory 5 hours.

Our AFV Workshop is available in our virtual classroom live format or in a face to face classroom format, allowing for maximum flexibility in terms of participant location and running time.

On road training and vehicle familiarization can be included as an additional programme typically one hour per driver, scheduled for another date. This additional training is recommended and should be discussed at workshop booking.

  • Duration:   5-hours
  • Price:   Available on request 
  • Classroom workshop:   Up to 16 delegates
  • Virtual classroom:         Up to 12 delegates

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At the end of the workshop drivers will have:

Be able to legally drive an AFV <4.5t on a Cat B licence

 

An improved awareness in how to get the very best out of an AFV in terms of range and performance.

An enhanced understanding of the limitations of each type of fuel and how they can adopt a driving style to suit each one, especially with regards vulnerable road users

An enhanced understanding of the change in legi slation and any impact on drivershours recording

Course details

Who should attend

In 2018, UK law was changed so that the weight limit for Cat B driving licence holders driving alternatively fuelled vehicles could be increased from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes. This increase in the maximum authorised
mass is to offset the loss of payload capacity due to the weight of the batteries.

This course is designed for anyone needing to drive a 3.5 tonne Alternatively Fuelled Vehicle on a Cat B driving licence.

Delivery method

This course is typically delivered online as a virtual classroom.

Training can only be delivered by a registered trainer on the National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) or National Vocational Driving Instructor Register (NVDIR).

On completion drivers will receive an official certificate as evidence that they can legally drive an AFV up to 4.25 tonnes and undergo additional training on road, over and above the mandatory 5 hours.

Course outline

Licencing requirements

  • What categories drivers require to drive an AFV
  • What rules they must meet under the requirement

Preparing an AFV and its contents for
daily use

Assess your own and your vehicle’s safety
Driver fitness

  • Vehicle roadworthiness
  • All AFV types, advantages and disadvantages
  • Risks around refuelling or recharging
  • How to charge and dealing with charging
    stations and different connectors
  • Cleaning an AFV & cables to avoid touching

Loading and refuelling an AFV

  • Understanding the issues around driving a loaded
    and unloaded AFV safely and securely
  • How to refuel and recharge safely

Drive the AFV in accordance with the
Highway Code and regulations

  • Highway Code content around speed limits
  • How and when the new authorisation regulations apply
  • Exemption from holding an operator licence
  • EC drivers’ hours apply to vehicles/vehicle & trailer combination which do not exceed 4.25t

Drive safely and efficiently

  • Guiding and controlling your AFV
  • Maximising the range of each charge
  • Planning your journey
  • Your AFV’s load
  • Site safety and reversing