New course teaches professional drivers what to do after an accident

The transport training company Novadata has launched a new course to give professional drivers more insight into what to do after an accident.

Its Certificate of Professional Competence “Actions After an Accident or Breakdown” scheme has been specially devised to promote increased safety for drivers, passengers and other road users following a breakdown or accident on the road. It covers similar advice to that given in the national ‘Go Left’ campaign launched by National Highways last March.

The course examines with professional drivers in both the road haulage and passenger transport sectors the rules and guidance in the event of accident or breakdown contained in the Highway Code. It considers the actions to take in the event of a vehicle fire and helps drivers to understand how best to maximise personal safety and how to report and deal with first aid casualties. The course also tackles the appropriate actions to take following a bridge strike, which is, statistically, a rising problem at the moment and high on the agenda of the UK Traffic Commissioners.

“There is much to be said about great minds thinking alike in this instance,” says Mark Lewin, Director, Novadata. “We devised this new Driver CPC course entirely independently, but were delighted to find that it coincided with this new National Highways initiative, which we obviously support wholeheartedly.”

(Picture – Novadata)

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