Stressed drivers will benefit from Driver CPC, says Novadata
With increasingly stressful working lives, due in no small part to an uncertain post-Brexit future, drivers need to make informed healthy lifestyle choices, and Driver CPC training is one of the most effective ways to deliver the key information. So says Novadata, one of the UK’s leading providers of Driver CPC training for both the LGV and PCV transport sectors.
“We may just have passed the five-year renewal deadline for the majority of drivers,” says Novadata MD Su Winch, “but it’s never too early to start preparing for the next cycle and we’re seeing so many stressed drivers that it is more important than ever that they know how to take the best care of their health.” Novadata offers a Driver Wellbeing & Drink and Drugs Awareness course as part of its JAUPT approved Driver CPC offering, and believes that a healthier lifestyle benefits all drivers.
“Driving for a living can throw up some barriers when you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, but good wellbeing is essential to help you stay safe and alert when driving,” Su Winch explains.
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 no alcohol or drugs vehicle sticker to be placed inside the cab to remind drivers not to drive under the influence of drink or drugs. This sticker is a prerequisite for vehicles which require the Crossrail Vehicle Safety Kit.
Story By: Novadata
Date : 17-10-2019