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Oil distribution trade association restructures CPC scheme

Federation of Petroleum Suppliers logoThe FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) has this month unveiled a restructured eight-module FPS Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) Scheme – and is promoting the new modules with attractive special offers until the end of 2012. 

Specifically catering for oil distribution tanker drivers, the FPS CPC training has, since its launch in 2009, had over? tanker drivers undertaking the training.

“FPS is committed to providing the best possible training for its members through the Driver CPC Scheme. The new courses we are offering through our restructured CPC Training are purpose-designed to give extra choice and flexibility to end users with 3.5 hour modules in a ‘mix and match’ format to enable members to build a full day’s training to meet the individual needs of the company and its drivers,” says FPS Driver CPC Co-ordinator Keith Ashton.

The modules will cover such things as Spillage Prevention & Loading, Discharge & Product Return, Working at Heights and Ladder Training, Manual Handling, Spill Prevention (Small), Working at Heights and Ladder Training (Small), Health & Safety, First Aid, Fire Safety, Drivers Hours, Driving, Accidents, SAFED, PPE, Spill Response, Site Risk Assessment, PPG & Marine Deliveries, Forecourt Deliveries and Caring for the Environment, Emergency Response and Security.

As each module is 3.5 hours duration, any two may be used together to comply with the 7 hour training day prescribed in the Driver CPC. Each training day can take up to 20 delegates at a time and they are designed to deliver maximum benefits for drivers with minimal disruption to business.

In addition to the eight modules now on offer, FPS is looking to develop further modules that will benefit members. The highly popular ‘trainer in the cab’ practical training day will remain.

From the outset, the FPS Driver CPC Scheme was designed to provide fuel distribution drivers with the specialist knowledge of tankers that other catch-all general haulage CPC courses did not.

“It is a fundamental part of the FPS Driver CPC course to deal with all the issues that drivers of fuel tankers have to consider day in and day out, as well as equipping them with more generalised HGV knowledge. This will be continued with the new 3.5 hour modules,” says Keith.

FPS member companies have always received discounted rates for Driver CPC training but, until the end of 2012, FPS will promote the new modules with special offers to provide much more generous discounts.

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