TRAINING FOR DRIVERS OF ALTERNATIVELY-FUELLED VEHICLES (AFV)

UK law now permits Category B driving licence holders to drive an alternatively-fuelled vehicle weighing up to 4.25 tonnes. The vehicle must not be driven outside of Great Britain.  It must be used for the transportation of goods, not be towing a trailer and the driver must have completed a minimum of 5 hours training.

KEY POINTS

Training may only be provided by members of the DVSA-endorsed NRI, or by members of the NVDIR which is recognised by DVSA.

An alternatively-fuelled vehicle is a vehicle powered by electricity, natural gas, biogas or hydrogen, or hydrogen and electricity.

A certificate is issued on completion of training.  

Note that anyone found driving an alternatively fuelled vehicle between 3.5 tonnes and 4.25 tonnes on a Category B licence without having done the 5 hours training would be guilty of an offence under the Road Traffic Act (1988).

Training must follow the syllabus published by the Department of Transport.

COURSE CONTENT
• Road safety benefits
• Fuel-saving driving techniques
• Energy-saving driving techniques
• Refuelling and the safety factors of alternative fuel types
• Safe driving techniques
• Safe loading
• Vehicle handling techniques
• Legislative requirements.
The training will be a mixture of theory and practical maximum driver and instructor ratio of 20:1.

COURSE COST

£80 + VAT per person, plus £15 + VAT certification fees (minimum of 4 candidates).

For on-site delivery of up to 20 candidates, please contact the office on 01524 858326.