RHA survey: 62% want CPC to be reformed
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A recent RHA survey has found that over 96% of members would like to see Driver CPC training amended or scrapped entirely.
In a press release, the RHA stated that 62% of those surveyed said they wanted to reform the system. The remainder of the 96% above would nonetheless like to go a step further by abolishing CPC altogether.
The RHA says it believes CPC is in the interest of road safety, but also states it is also important for drivers and operators that “an effective and high-quality Driver CPC is retained”.
The survey also revealed that 67% of RHA members believe the courses are too long and that shorter sessions should be allowed. The same was said regarding the practical elements of the test. Moreover, the survey found that members believe the tests should be part of the assessment and replace one or two modules.
Commenting on the results of the survey, policy lead on skills at the RHA, Sally Gilson, said:
“Creating a DCPC that drivers have bought into is crucial for retaining an experienced workforce. DCPC can prompt early retirements with drivers that could have continued to work part time, giving businesses valuable access to a temporary workforce during seasonal peaks.”