Go Plant is celebrating success after delivering the first phase of the national CPC driver training to over two hundred of its employees.
The company, which operates seven nationwide depots, and a large fleet of road sweepers, street cleaning vehicles, refuse collection vehicles and other specialist vehicles has provided the first phase of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training to 207 individuals and is set to complete the first phase of training by mid-August, ahead of the national deadline.
Martin Smith, Group Fleet Engineer at Go Plant Limited, explained: “We’re delighted with the progress of our company-wide CPC driver training. Complying with industry standards and demonstrating best practice is something we place great emphasis on, and with the legal requirement for all UK professional drivers to hold a valid certificate in order to drive professionally, we wanted to make sure that it was completed so that our staff are provided with complete piece of mind.” Our operated sweepers controlled by our expert team are available for both short and long term contracts to suit a range of projects and events.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA), and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have been merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which requires all coach, lorry and bus drivers to undertake 35 hours of periodic training every five years in order to maintain a valid CPC.
“We’re very proud to have such a hard working team of drivers across each of our seven service centres, and undertaking the training in good time ahead of the deadline truly shows our commitment to act as a benchmark company within the industry,” Martin concluded.