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NEW! Prevention of Bridge Strikes CPD eLearning Module

Bridge strikes are a major risk to railway safety, causing serious injury or death and disrupting road and rail traffic. Each incident requires bridge inspection and debris clearance, leading to significant delays and community disruption. Daily, drivers of at least five heavy goods vehicles or buses risk such incidents. Network Rail research shows 32% of drivers are unaware of their vehicle's height, and 56% do not consider low bridges when planning routes.

Who Should Attend

This CPD eLearning module is designed specifically for fleet transport professionals responsible for managing vehicle operations. Ideal participants include:

Transport Operators; Fleet Managers; Transport Managers; Safety Officers; Transport Operations Team e.g. Route Planners

Highlights and Features

  • Focused Training on Bridge Strike Prevention: Learn targeted strategies to prevent bridge strikes and protect your fleet.
  • Effective Fleet Management: Understand the critical role of route planning and driver checks.
  • Risk Mitigation: Identify the causes of bridge strikes and implement measures to mitigate these risks.
  • Comprehensive Safety Insights: Gain a deep understanding of the risks and severe consequences of bridge strikes.
  • Practical Case Studies: Engage with real-life examples to reinforce your learning and apply practical solutions.
  • Interactive eLearning: Benefit from engaging, interactive content designed to enhance learning through multimedia, quizzes, and real-time feedback.

Course Content

1. Operator Responsibilities

Learn the essential duties of transport operators in managing fleet safety and preventing bridge strikes.

2. Why do Bridge Strikes Happen?

Explore the common causes of bridge strikes, focusing on how operational management can address and prevent these incidents.

3. Light Goods Vehicles (LGV)

Understand the specific challenges of managing light goods vehicles and strategies to prevent bridge strikes.

4. Consequences and Costs

Discover the financial, legal, and reputational impacts of bridge strikes on an organization and how effective management can mitigate these risks.

5. Prevention

Gain practical advice on preventing bridge strikes through effective fleet management, including route planning and driver education.

6. In the Event of a Bridge Strike

Learn the immediate steps to take following a bridge strike to minimise damage and comply with legal requirements, emphasising the importance of preparedness in fleet management.

7. The Law

Understand the legal framework governing bridge strikes and the responsibilities of transport managers and operators in maintaining compliance.

8. Case Studies: Review bridge strike incidents, examining the operational failures and management lessons learned.

9. Knowledge Check

Test your knowledge with a comprehensive quiz designed to assess your understanding of the course material and readiness to apply best practices in fleet management.

Duration: Flexible learning - approx 45 mins.

Dates on Demand.

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