Michelin launches Driver CPC training

Driver CPC
Michelin is now offering Driver CPC courses designed to give drivers better tyre knowledge of HGVs and PSVs.

Accredited by JAUPT (the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training), the courses will be held at the Michelin Training Centre in Stoke-on-Trent or onsite at customers’ premises.

The course consists of four half-day workshops, which Michelin has created with Junction 17 Defensive Driver Training, and include tuition in tyre identification, wear and damage patterns, wheel security and tyre maintenance.

Using a combination of classroom-based tuition and hands-on experience, delegates can get to grips with tyre construction and spotting unusual tyre damage, and learn the importance of maintaining accurate tyre pressures. Each course module, says Michelin, builds towards a solid understanding of the key components of vehicle walk-around checks.

Michelin Training Centre’s Carl Williams (pictured) says: “We’re conscious that some CPC courses aren’t very engaging. That’s why we’ve developed interactive, hands-on sessions that will get people out of their seats. When you combine that approach with the unparalleled knowledge of the tutors, we believe we have developed a product that will be of real benefit to drivers and managers.

“Walk-around checks are often seen as another tick-box exercise and there needs to be an industry-wide shift in perceptions. You’d be surprised by how many drivers carry out the daily checks without fully understanding what they’re looking for or the implications of poor tyre upkeep.

“After completing our training, drivers will have gained skills that can be applied in their professional lives. Plus, operators will have improved peace of mind that their tyres won’t cause an O-licence breach.”

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