An Operator Licence Awareness Training course (OLAT) provides a comprehensive overview of the operator licensing systems and the legal undertakings that apply to transport operators.

This is a OTC (Office of the Traffic Commissioner) and FORS approved course (this will be required for FORS approval if the transport manager has not completed any training is the last 5 years)

The Operator Licence Awareness course is often an undertaking given by the Traffic Commissioner to the business owners if they feel your business would benefit from a knowledge update. This course is also an excellent starting point for people who are looking to prepare to gain the Transport Manager CPC qualification.

Topics covered include:-

  1. Operator Licensing – Application; Conditions; Notifiable Changes; Legal Responsibilities
  2. Safe Loading of Vehicles – including calculation of payload and safe load distribution
  3. Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles
  4. Drivers Hours – includes current legislation with respect to EU Drivers’ Hours and the Road Transport Working Time Directive; Drivers’ Hours’ Records for Analogue and Digital Tachographs; Working Time Directive for non- driving personnel; Planning Safe Overnight Parking
  5. Driver Licensing
  6. Traffic Regulations and Speed Limits
  7. Planned Preventive Maintenance – including Drivers’ Defect Reporting; Enforcement (Fleet Inspections and Road Side Checks); OCRS