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BCD Drivers Rescources

The BCD drivers handbook contains policys and procedures that are to be followed by all drivers.

Drivers are to familiarize themselves with the contents of these documents

DRIVERS HANDBOOK

Breakdown procedure BCD vehicle.pdf Breakdown procedure BCD vehicle.pdf
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Accident procedure.pdf Accident procedure.pdf
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Vehicle defect reporting.pdf Vehicle defect reporting.pdf
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Driving off the Highway.pdf Driving off the Highway.pdf
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Tachograph Rules and Regulations.pdf Tachograph Rules and Regulations.pdf
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Working Time Directive.pdf Working Time Directive.pdf
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Vehicle Safe Use Policy.pdf Vehicle Safe Use Policy.pdf
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Contact numbers.pdf Contact numbers.pdf
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Driving in Severe Weather.pdf Driving in Severe Weather.pdf
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Drugs Policy.pdf Drugs Policy.pdf
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Manual Handling.pdf Manual Handling.pdf
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Smoking Policy.pdf Smoking Policy.pdf
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Vehicle Equipment Issue.pdf Vehicle Equipment Issue.pdf
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Working Time Rules.pdf Working Time Rules.pdf
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BREAKDOWN PROCEDURES

Breakdown procedures will vary for what vehicle you are driving:

When driving any of BCD 18 ton rigid class 2 vehicles please follow this guidance.

Breakdown procedure BCD vehicle.pdf Breakdown procedure BCD vehicle.pdf
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BCD now operate 2 Class 1 tractor units and 1 trailer, these are lease vehicles and it is the responsibility of the lease company in the event of any breakdown. 

AU11 FDZ Renault 460 and the trailer CS21 64D are on lease from COLLEASE and the following procedure should be followed.

Collease breakdown procedure.pdf Collease breakdown procedure.pdf
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LOAD SECURITY

Drivers are reminded about the requirement to ensure that thier vehicle load is adequately secured, not just to prevent damage to the freight but more importantly to prevent any freight falling from the load bed and potentially injuring someone.

Load Securing: vehicle operators guideance

How much training is required?

All drivers must undertake 35 hours of training In every five year period. The minimum length of a training course that contributes to the Periodic Training requirement is seven hours.

Our local partner for all ongoing
driver training is 

2 Start Driver Training.

TRAINING

HGV Driver’s Daily Walkround

ANALOGUE TACHOGRAPHS

As professional drivers you should know how to correctly complete the centre fields of an analogue tachograph. Below is a short training film showing the correct method that we require of all drivers.

DIGITAL TACHOGRAPHS

Here are a series of 5 short videos explaining the correct operation ofa digital tachograph.

DVLA 

The DVLA produce a regular blog with official advice and information for lorry, bus, coach and van operators and drivers.

Some of the more relevant topics include:

Crackdown on Defective Fuel Systems

Professional drivers: meeting the conduct standards

Improving the OCRS system for vehicle operators

Think! put your phone away whilst driving

Lorry Drivers: Think CYCLIST! when turning left


DRIVERS CPC

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC)

What is periodic Training?

The EU passed the Driver CPC EU Directive in 2003. This will affect all professional LGV and PCV drivers. For new drivers it introduces a new initial qualification, the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC), which increases the amount of knowledge that drivers need before they can drive.

All drivers, new and existing, will then have to undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their Driver CPC is current. This is known as Periodic Training