Data from the Master Driver CPC Consortium, accumulated since September 2015, showed that only 2 per cent of courses for Driver CPC Periodic Training taught first aid and/or road traffic scene management.  In contrast, 33 per cent of training courses included driver hours or tachographs and 24 per cent were for courses in load safety, load security, and loading vehicles safely. 

Laura Nelson, managing director of RTITB, believes that driver safety and first aid training is just as crucial to safe roadways as training in driver hours and tachographs.  She says, “ Taking training that tackles compliance issues is important but alone isn’t going to help improve safety on the roads… Lorry drivers are often first on the scene when an accident happens, so first aid and incident management skills are absolutely crucial.”