CPC & Professsional Driver Training

Driver CPC

  • As part of Driver CPC, penalties apply as according to Irish law.
  • Failing to produce a certificate of Driver CPC can be a €2,000.00 fine
  • Falsified documentation can be a €5,000.00 fine
  • Operating without a valid Driver CPC can be a €2,000.00 fine
  • Being an employer, permitting a third party, to operate without a valid Driver CPC a (relevant) vehicle can be a €5,000.00 find for the employer and the third party.

On September 10, 2013 it was put into place that professional bus drivers are to carry a Driver...

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SAFED Training Ireland

Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving can reduce fuel consumption, saving any operator about €1,100.00 or nearly 1,000.00 litres per year. In addition, saving up to 2.6 tonnes of emissions a year. Safe Zone uses SAFED training to assist in reducing your fleet’s costs of operations:

  • With an average saving of eight per cent
  • Reduction in gear change by 36 per cent

Our training revolves around in-cab driver tuition, reducing CO2 emission, working to improve and develop safe driving technique, reduce maintenance costs, reduce fuel costs, increase driver awareness, and vehicle control.

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Tachograph Management Training Ireland

Safe Zones training course for Tachograph management is designed with the companies and drivers in mind. To assist the companies and the drivers in understanding their legal obligations as well as their duties as provided by the current legislation. This course is designed to identity business training needs for each individual business on a case-by-case basis.

Safe Zone covers the rules of drive times, mandatory breaks or resting periods, breaks that apply under the rules of working time directives, national and international journeys, penalties for not maintaining compliance, managing digital, analogue and mixed vehicle...

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Health and Safety in TransportTransport & storage has the third highest fatal accident percentage after construction & agriculture making health and safety vitally important in this line of work. With over 5000 people injured every year in offices alone employers are investing heavily in implementing good health and safety practises in their businesses.

Official figures indicate that upwards of 93,000 people are employed in this sector, most of whom are male. Health and safety is everyone's responsibility not just the employer says Jonathan Barretto of JIT Removals, a logistics company offering storage facilities and office and home removals Dublin wide.

It is important to minimise the risk of accidents by being courteous and considerate at all times and to never become complacent. Utilisation of Personal protective equipment (PPE) provided at all times is essential and participation in mandatory training helps to minimise the risk of workplace accidents. These skills that are learned should be incorporated into practise on a daily basis (Manual handling, driving etc).

Reporting of accidents, incidents and near misses is extremely important in order to address these safety concerns/deficits before the accidents escalate in severity.

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Drink Driving - A look at the facts

Drink Driving & The Law

The Road Safety Authority’s ‘Never Ever Drink and Drive’ campaign advises us - quite directly - to never get behind the wheel if we’ve had a few pints. However, the law states that...

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Dangers of Drink Driving

Drink driving campaigns are very effective in getting the message across - that getting behind the wheel after a few drinks can be dangerous, leading to accidents, injury, and, in some cases, even...

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Drink Driving Myths Debunked

There’s a lot of rumours and false ‘facts’ being thrown around regarding drink driving, and sometimes it becomes difficult to tell the truth from fiction. Here are the top 10 drink driving myths...

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