Drivers Hours & Tachograph Rules
Employers legal responsibilities
Drivers legal responsibilities
The chart - including centre-field requirements
Hand written entries - including manual recording, change of vehicle and defects
Mode switch selection - correct use of the switch
Drivers Hours and Tachograph rules - Regulation EC 561/2006 - EC 3821/85
To include -
Definition of "Days", "Weeks", "Fortnight",
Interpretation of the 4½ hr. driving rule, spread-over, daily driving limits,
daily rest, split rest, weekly rest and compensation requirements,
ferryboat and train journeys, multi-manned duties.
Who is affected Non Mobile, Mobile Occasional workers and Self Employed
Definition of Working Time, Periods of Availability, Breaks
Weekly Working Time Limits (and how to calculate them)
Definition of Night work
Night working limits and Health Assessments
Record keeping Requirements
Daily walk-around check
Driver Responsibilities / Employers Responsibilities
External Checks / Internal Checks
Monitoring the Road worthiness of your vehicle
System for Recording and Reporting Defects
Courses and Training
T.M.S. Cumbria is pleased to be able to offer the following range of courses and training to assist you in the running of your transport business
Digital Tachograph Training
Road Transport Working Time Directive Training
EU Rules and Regulations Training
Combined EU & Working Time Directive Training
Daily defect/walkaround check
Courses last approx 2 to 3 hours and consist of a comprehensive power-point slide show presentation, followed by a friendly and informal question and answer session, with every driver receiving a copy of our rules and regulations booklet. The courses are designed to iron out any problems or worries you may have concerning the regulations, and to keep you and your drivers fully informed of the most up to date interpretations of the complicated rules governing the industry. Especially valuable if you have never had any training before or have several new drivers who have not yet attended a course.
Transport Manager Refresher Course for Freight Operators
This one day course has been developed for transport professionals, who would like refresher training on the key operational areas, incorporating any recent changes in legislation.
Delegates will be required to complete an assesment and a certificate of achievement or attendance will be issued following course completion. This provides evidence that attendees have taken positive steps to demonstrate their professionalism and continued development.
Who should attend
Anyone who wishes to update their transport legislation knowledge to the latest standards.
Those who are committing to their continued professional development as a transport professional.
Operators who are required to complete refresher training at the direction of a Traffic Commissioner.
Drivers' hours and working time
Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) and enforcement issues
Management of tachograph records
Maintenance systems and procedures Operator licencing
Managerial Training Seminars
A course designed to advise you of your legal responsibilities concerning the rules and regulations, identification of common faults and discrepancies, how to recognise different types of driving, how to measure the distance trace, and much more.
Company Tachograph Audits
To aid and assist the Transport Manager in his daily procedures, including collection and storage of charts, monitoring of infringements, control of daily/weekly rest reductions, adequate record keeping with reference to mileage and missing charts etc