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Driver CPC: The Official DSA Guide for Professional Bus and Coach Drivers (Paperback)Driving Standards Agency
Paperback Published: 30/06/2008
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This official book from the Driving Standards Agency is specifically designed to help bus and coach drivers prepare for their initial Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) by focusing on the syllabus of the two new modules: Case Studies and the Practical Demonstration Test. This book complements the "Official DSA Guide to Driving Buses and Coaches", "The Official Highway Code", "Know Your Traffic Signs", "The Official DSA Guide to Hazard Perception" and "The Official DSA Theory Test for Drivers of Large Vehicles" book or CD-ROM. This essential range of titles provides bus and coach drivers with everything they need to gain their Driver CPC. A guide to understanding a driver's work for CPC Modules 2 and 4; this book provides essential preparation for the new Driver CPC from the Driving Standards Agency.This official guide: explains why the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence has been introduced and the process of gaining Driver CPC; provides detailed information about the new Case Studies module including two official examples; and, includes essential guidance on the subject areas that will be tested in the case studies. It discusses the topics including: driving to optimize fuel consumption and to carry passengers smoothly and safely; taking good care of passengers; knowing the regulations and how they are administered, eg EU and domestic drivers' hours; and, understanding the rules and laws that govern the carrying of passengers, eg The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).It covers health and safety behind the wheel and when carrying out other duties. The topics also include: looking after yourself physically and ensuring that you are fit for work, eg understanding the effects of diet, drugs and alcohol; how to recognize an emergency and act effectively, eg fires and other incidents; understanding how the role of a bus or coach driver fits into the company/organization; and, the economic importance of the bus and coach sector within the transport industry.This book describes what drivers will be tested on in the new Practical Demonstration Test and how they will be tested; passenger care and comfort - use of equipment for passengers with a disability; loading the vehicle safely; prevention of criminality and trafficking of illegal immigrants; prevention of physical risks; ability to assess emergency situations; includes lively full color photography throughout, to explain key principles and techniques; and, a glossary of technical terms is provided. This official guide has been prepared in close consultation with a working group of industry experts and experienced PCV trainers from GoSkills, First Group, Arriva and East London Bus Group, so it is up-to-date with current industry thinking.