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Bridge Strikes and Route Planning

Driver CPC (Available online)

A high number of bridge strikes around the UK are caused by drivers and operators not following simple guidelines or planning routes correctly.

A bridge strike is a serious and potentially dangerous incident, causing real inconvenience and significant cost. Concerned by this, Traffic Commissioners want to make drivers aware of the consequences of hitting a bridge or other obstacle, how it affects public transport and the economy, and the part drivers can play in preventing bridge strikes. Our Driver CPC module is designed to support this message.

The course includes:

  • The Office of the Traffic Commissioner
  • The regulations and law
  • Why bridge strikes occur
  • Knowing your height
  • Identifying bridge heights
  • The consequences of hitting a bridge
  • The importance of route planning, planning considerations and diversions
  • Bridge strike reporting and investigation
  • Bridge strike prevention and stakeholders.

Course objectives:

The module will inform delegates of their roles and responsibilities in the prevention of bridge strikes. This will help both the driver and route planners to avoid unnecessary incidents that can cause so much inconvenience, damage, injuries and even deaths.

Course Suitability

This course is suitable for both HGV and PCV licence holders

Module Duration – 3½ hours

This is a 3½ hour module and can be combined with another module to create a 7-hour training day.

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