AA DriveTech and the British Red Cross – have teamed up to provide both essential driving and life learning skills that qualify for the mandatory Driver Certificate of Professional Competence [Driver CPC] training required by truck, bus and coach drivers.
This is a unique and unrivalled collaboration for developing one of the most valuable of all life skills. Both organisations can provide national coverage, which enables customers to buy with confidence from the leading brands in driver safety and first aid.
“AA DriveTech’s aim is to eliminate road death and serious injury by managing the risk out of road operations,” says Jason Vallint, AA DriveTech’s Business Development Director. “The British Red Cross is keen to support us during the UN Decade of Road Safety Action initiative and was very receptive to our approach.
“To be able to offer first aid skills through one of the very best recognised global brands fits very well into our Driver CPC course offering, as we continue to develop a comprehensive course portfolio. This course is particularly applicable to passenger carrying vehicle operations operating both at home and abroad.”
The seven hour long, workshop-based course can accommodate up to ten people and can be delivered at client premises throughout the UK. Weekend delivery is also possible and open courses may be made available at a later stage, subject to demand.
“Professional drivers need professional skills,” says Angela Morrison, National Training Manager of the British Red Cross. “They are often lone workers and tend to be the first on scene in road incidents where they could potentially provide emergency assistance to other road users. But they may not have the basic knowledge, confidence and capability to administer simple life-saving interventions.
“Providing drivers with essential first aid skills to complement their existing knowledge can help them save a life. Another key benefit is that they can also look out for one another. But this is more than just job-related training – it’s training that they can use in their private life too.”
Enquiries about this new course should be directed to Norman Brennan on 01256 491964 or norman.brennan@AAdrivetech.com
Further information about the many AA DriveTech courses available to reduce vehicle fleet running costs and meet duty of care obligations is available at www.AAdrivetech.com