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Drink & drugs awareness should be raised through Driver CPC


Driver CPC training is one of the most effective ways to raise drink and drugs awareness among drivers, says Novadata, one of the UK's leading providers of Driver CPC training for both the LGV and PCV transport sectors. The company offers a Driver Wellbeing & Drink and Drugs Awareness course as part of its JAUPT approved Driver CPC offering, and believes that a timely reminder of the importance of a healthier lifestyle, as part of their five-yearly periodic training, benefits all drivers. "Driving for a living presents a lot of challenges, not least in terms of trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, but it is important to help drivers to live more healthily to achieve maximum concentration and alertness when driving," said Novadata Managing Director, Su Winch.

The Novadata Driver Wellbeing & Drink and Drugs Awareness Driver CPC course covers the legal duties of the driver in regard to ensuring that they are fit and safe to drive. It includes how units of alcohol are calculated, understanding safe limits for driving, and covers the law on driving while under the influence of drugs, detailing the current legislative framework and outlining the potential penalties for this offence.

Novadata explains to drivers the implications of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and their responsibilities in not endangering other drivers and members of the public. It guides attendees through how to assess road risks and drive as safely as possible.

The course also covers lifestyle and the beneficial effects of healthy eating, versus a less healthy diet, and explores the effects of fatigue on driving and road safety. Novadata also explains the importance of good hydration whilst driving, and the adverse effects of dehydration as a contributory factor in causing accidents.

Novadata also provides a 100mm x 100mm drink and drugs awareness sticker to be placed inside the cab to remind drivers not to drive under the influence of drink or drugs. This sticker is needed for vehicles which require the Crossrail Vehicle Safety Kit.



Story By: Novadata

Date : 29-10-2018

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