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Transport Training Partnership: Taxi NVQ Induction, Taxi RPVD Course

Transport Training Partnership: Taxi NVQ Induction, Taxi RPVD Course



Taxi driver training,taxi nvq course, NVQ Level 2 Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi & Private Hire) ...

Taxi driver training,taxi nvq course, NVQ Level 2 Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi & Private Hire)
Who is the qualification for?

All people working in road passenger transport operations including drivers and those in passenger support roles.

The aim of the course is to enable drivers/taxi drivers to develop their skills & knowledge and demonstrate best practice to the customer & the public in general,
What are the entry requirements?

On acceptance to the course, candidates must hold full driving license, current road tax and insurance. Before becoming a fully operational taxi driver, either a Hackney Carriage License or Private Hire License will need to be obtained. Driving and having a road worthy vehicle are essential components of the assessment process.
How is the course assessed?

The qualification is competence based. This means that it is linked to the candidate's ability to competently perform a range of tasks connected with their work. Candidates plan a program of development and assessment with their tutor and compile a portfolio of evidence to prove they are competent and knowledgeable in their work role.

The learner will be assessed in their work place through naturally occurring work activity, observations, personal statements, reflective logs, witness testimony and a demonstration of underpinning knowledge and understanding of the principle concepts.
How does this qualification improve my career prospects?

There is evidence from industry and licensing authorities that this qualification is respected and that training programs have been welcomed throughout the UK. Allowing companies to remain competitive by increased efficiency, improvements to customer & public perception as well as reduced running costs.
How will this qualification benefit me?

It will provide evidence that you are competent in the transportation of others. Have a thorough understanding of current transportation and health & safety legislation and the principles of customer service good practices.
What will I study on the course?

Candidates are required to take nine units: seven mandatory plus two optional units (to be agreed with tutor / employer)
Mandatory Units

Ensure health & safety in your work environment in the Road Passenger Transport industry.
Drive Community Transport, Chauffeured, Taxi or Private Hire Vehicles safely and efficiently.
Provide professional Customer Service.
Deal effectively with difficult passengers.
Deal with emergencies and Incidents during a journey.
Provide a transport service for passengers who require assistance.
Transportation of children & young persons.

How long will it take?

The qualification usually takes between 4 to 6 months to complete. This will be agreed by you with your assessor, to meet your individual requirements.



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Transport Training Partnership: Taxi NVQ Induction, Taxi RPVD Course Transport Training Partnership: Taxi NVQ Induction, Taxi RPVD Course Presentation Transcript

  • Health & Safety Presentation for Taxi & Private Hire Drivers
  • Welcome  Trainer  Introductions  Housekeeping:  Rules  Fire  Toilets  Parking  Breaks/Refreshments
  • • To understand the legal framework. • To understand Health & Safety in the workplace. • To understand own responsibilities & that of the employer. • To know how to promote good practice. • To know how to demonstrate a positive attitude towards Health & Safety. Aims & Objectives
  • Regulatory Framework  Equality Act (2010).  Smoke-Free Regulations (2007).  Safeguarding Groups Act (2006).  Seat Belt Regulations (1993 & 2006).  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health ‘COSHH’ (2002).  Road Traffic Act (1988).  Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).
  • The Equality Act (2010)  A single Act which replaces previous Anti-discrimination Laws.  Covers: Age, disability, maternity, gender reassignment, maternity, marriage & civil partnership, religion, sex & sexual orientation.  It bans the unfair treatment of people at work & wider society.
  •  The Act insures managers or owners of public vehicles comply with no-smoking regulations.  At least one No-Smoking sign or symbol is displayed clearly in a prominent part of their vehicle. Smoke Free Regulations (2007)
  • Safeguarding Groups Act (2006)  The protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults.  Independent Safeguarding Authority.  All people working with Children & Vulnerable Adults register & undergo an advanced vetting process.
  • Seat Belt Regulations (1993 & 2006)  Part of the Road Traffic Act.  A child under 3 years may travel unrestrained in rear of a Taxi.  3-14 years in the rear must wear an adult seat belt.  12+, if sat in front, must wear a seatbelt.
  • COSHH: Control of Substances Hazardous to Health  Any substance that is hazardous to health  Any substance that is toxic corrosive or irritant  Cleaning Materials  Acids  Disinfectants  Bleaches  Blood  Fumes
  • Road Traffic Act (1988)  Covers all legislation for road users.  Found abbreviated in the Highway Code.
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 EMPLOYERS RESPONSIBILITIES  Ensure the Health, Safety & Welfare of all employees.  Provide training, supervision & instruction.  Provide safe systems of work.
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 EMPLOYEES RESPONSIBILITIES  To be responsible for their own health and safety AND that of others who may be affected by their acts or failure to act.  To co-operate with their employer as far as necessary to ensure compliance of his/her duties under HASAWA.
  • You have a: “DUTY OF CARE” To ensure no unreasonable loss or harm to Yourself, Passengers & Road Users.
  • Manual Handling Regulations (1992) &Moving & Handling Feet: Flat & Apart: One foot pointing in the direction of the move. Knees: Bent-Flexible-Relaxed Back: Do not stoop! Waist: Never twist while moving & handling
  • Moving & Handling DO NOT TAKE RISKS.  Know your own strength & ability.  Make room to move.  Keep the load close to your body.  Do not move loads over long distances.
  • RISK ASSESSMENTS  What is a Hazard?  What is Risk?  What is a Risk Assessment?
  • Accident Reporting Why report an accident? Where to report an accident? Who to report an accident to? The different types of accident?
  • Conclusion Now you should be able to: Recognise responsibilities under Health & Safety Laws to yourself, passengers & others. Identify a HAZARD and RISK within your area of work. Make a simple RISK ASSESSMENT.
  • Any Questions?
  • Thank you for Listening & Attending