Bridgestone conducts more Driver CPC training with Roadside course
More bus and coach workshop technicians have taken part in the Bridgestone Roadside course; a two-day initiative that trains technicians in health and safety, customer care and assessing the roadside situation. Three member companies of the Guild of British Coach Operators – Skills Coaches from Nottingham, Selwyns from Runcorn and Richmond's from Cambridge – have attended the course, which qualifies delegates for 14 hours of Driver CPC accreditation under JUAPT (CRS 1280 and 1117 modules) and awards them with a Roadside Technician ID card.
Previous firms to complete the course include Procters Coaches and NR Evans (see related news below). “All PSV license holders are required to complete 35 hours of Driver CPC training – not just drivers,” explains Paul Turner, Bridgestone UK training manager. “The Bridgestone Roadside course has been specifically designed to be useful to workshop technicians and the feedback from the first course indicates that this is very much the case.”
“This course gives you full awareness of the dangers, if working on the public highway, and also all of the safety aspects to carry out recovery or repairs on the roadside,” comments Patrick Cranville, workshop manager from Richmond Coaches.