A leading North-east recruitment firm is gearing up to direct drivers on the road to success, as it launches a new professional training course.
Genesis Personnel, which has offices in Peterhead and Aberdeen, has teamed up with experienced training firm, North Training Services, to provide Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) training, ahead of new regulations coming into place this year.
The recruitment firm, which has a specialised driving department, will be working in partnership with North Training Services to ensure that LGV drivers complete the mandatory training by the September 2014 deadline.
New regulations, introduced by the Government in 2009, aim to improve the standards in the industry, increase safety on Britain’s roads and develop driver’s knowledge and skills.
Compulsory training will require all drivers of LGVs, over 3.5 tonnes, to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. Failing to comply could lead to many drivers losing their right to drive commercially.
John North of North Training Services said: “It is important that all drivers, new and existing, understand that this legal training is not going away. Without this qualification, drivers will simply not be allowed to drive and if they don’t do it before the September 2014 cut off, they could face serious fines.”
Managing director of Genesis Personnel, Wendy Marr said: “Genesis Personnel has seen a huge increase in demand for drivers recently, and, as we are committed to providing our clients with only the best quality and qualified candidates, we have to ensure that all of our drivers met the necessary legal standards. Failure to comply with these new regulations could have a major impact on businesses which rely upon commercial drivers and it is important that they plan ahead, as it could up drivers up to five months to complete.”
Genesis Personnel and North Training Services will be offering tailored training courses in Peterhead, Ellon, and Aberdeen or on client premises. The courses will cover, drivers essentials, loads and loading, licence protection, digi tachos and H&S awareness, SAFED, customer care and driver security. Courses cost £65 per person + VAT, with prices negotiable for group bookings.
For further information, please contact Genesis Personnel on 01779 476311.