First aid for LGV and PCV drivers

Who is it for?

This course is designed for large goods vehicle (LGV) and passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) drivers who want to learn first aid for themselves and other road users, including vulnerable road users such as cyclists.

This course can be used towards the periodic training required to keep the Driver Certificate for Professional Competence (Driver CPC), which all professional lorry, bus and coach drivers in the European Union must have in order to maintain high driving standards.

Periodic training is defined as 35 hours of training every five years, and includes a range of courses such as:

  • safe and fuel efficient driving
  • legal requirements
  • health and safety, service and logistics (including first aid training).

Red Cross Training is an accredited training centre for Driver CPC. This course is offered on request for delivery at your place of work; please enquire to find out more.

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1 day



Course content includes:

The course covers:

  • unresponsive and breathing (recovery position)
  • unresponsive and not breathing (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • monitoring a casualty (secondary survey)
  • choking
  • shock
  • bleeding and bandaging (cuts to limbs, object in a wound)
  • minor bleeding (splinters, minor cuts, nosebleed)
  • burns
  • fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • spinal injury (including jaw thrust)
  • poisoning
  • seizures.


On successful completion of this course, we will register your training with the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT).


Candidates must bring their photocard driving licence.

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

  • be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course
  • attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


For more information on this course please contact us.

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