Published on January 11th, 2018 | by admin0
The Many Benefits of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
CPD represents a holistic and integral commitment from professionals to commit to
enhancing their personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers.
CPD’s are developed by professional programme developers
to assist you in maintaining and improving your knowledge,
skills and competence throughout your working life. Keeping
your knowledge and skills up to date in today’s fast-changing
systems of work is vitally important. You may find it
challenging to plan and systematically improve your skills to
set up systems for continuous improvement in your
workplace. CILT can offer members guidance and support to
help individuals gain knowledge to advance skills and
improve competency in the industry through providing CPD
Benefits of CPD’s
CPD is an investment that an individual makes in themselves.
It is a way of planning development that links learning
directly to practice. CPD helps keep skills and knowledge up
to date and prepares those for greater responsibilities.
Many employers now value ‘learning agility’ as a core
competency such as build confidence and credibility; seeing
your progression by tracking your learning, in annual work
appraisals, helping focus your career goals, and be more
productive and efficient in the working environment.
CILT, the recognised professional body of the transport,
logistics and supply chain management, facilitates CPD’s by
co-ordinating Subject Matter Experts (SME) to develop
Professional Programmes that are relevant to our industry
and will be endorsed by the Department of Transport
Tourism and Sport for all our members to avail of.
Programmes are developed to ensure:
Cost efficiency: CILT have buying power and develop
programmes in conjunction with the SME.
Relevance: Businesses can avail of industry relevant training
for their staff.
Convenience: Delivered at a time and a location that suits
Skill gaps: Our SME’s set out programmes in a way that
improves your knowledge, competency and skill gaps.
Continuous Reflective Learning:
A key element of CILT’s approach to CPD is to ensure
individuals take time to reflect and act on the lessons learnt
from any single CPD activity. The value of reflective learning
is that it makes you, as a professional, consider:
• The CPD activity addressed the need set out in your CPD
• Whether the CPD has filled the knowledge competency
or skill gap
• The value of the CPD activity now being used within the
• Possibly becoming a super user and passing the
knowledge onto others in work.
CILT run a variety of CPD Programmes that will be of interest
to members and non-members. Our main core value in
providing CPD programmes is to promote professionalism in
Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain.
CPD Programmes available 2018
Collision Investigation Reporting: Two Days
Investigation: Providing the necessary skills to attend an
incident, identify and record the relevant information
including the interviewing of both drivers and witnesses.
Understanding the information tachographs, on-board
camera’s (dashcams) and Sat Nav’s provide in these
circumstances. Collating this information into a suitable
format for use in a subsequent investigation.
Prevention: By having an awareness of the techniques used
during a forensic collision investigation the Road Transport
Manager/ Safety officer can prevent exposure to liability
issues and improve overall compliance.
Vehicle Safety Management: Three days
Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Goals and Objectives,
Preventive Maintenance Inspections and Services,
Documentation, PM Inspections, Identified Defects, Work
Orders, PM Services, PM Management by Exception, Pre-Trip
Inspections, Maintenance Training, Maintenance
Management Information System, Preventive Maintenance
Planning, Pre-trip Inspections, Management of Maintenance
Records, Parts and Equipment Controls, Safe Facilities and
Safe Employees are areas that are covered in this
comprehensive three-day programme.
Driver Health and Wellbeing Safety Management:
The management of a Health and Safety Plan – Determining
safety policy and planning for implementation. Organise for
health and safety, profile risks and implement your plans.
Check, measuring performance, monitor before events and
investigate, post events. Reviewing performance, and act on
lessons learnt. Incident reporting Provisions, of an
occupational health service (OHS). Slips and trips,
Musculoskeletal disorders/manual handling. Violence and
aggression/challenging behaviour, Lone working. Workrelated
stress Bullying and harassment, Hazardous
substances. Work equipment, the provision and use of work
and lifting equipment. Display screen equipment. Every area
of health and safety planning and implementation is covered
in this programme.
Transport Workplace Safety Design Layout Management:
The management and assessment of risks, and control
measures for Supervising and monitoring workplace
transport issues. Supervising & monitoring workplace
transport issues. Safe deliveries and unloading at sites.
Pedestrian/vehicle separation and Access by members of the
public, Eliminating / minimising reversing, Speed limits. Safe
driver Training, Drivers as a vulnerable group, Work-related
road safety, Safe vehicle. Vehicle selection and maintenance.
Overturning vehicles, Falls from vehicles, Objects (including
the load) falling off vehicles. Parking vehicles and trailers. This
course is vitally important to all Transport workplaces. It is a
programme with samples of policies and procedures will
assist any transport manager is ensuring safety in the
Load Securing / Safe Loading and Unloading: Two Days
(IRU Certified Safe Loading and Cargo Securing
The programme includes key elements of the European best
practice guidelines on cargo securing for road transport and
incorporates the new revised standard. This programme will
answer: What are the limitations on axle loads?
Which loading and securing techniques should be applied to
a specific cargo? How many lashings and other safety
equipment should be used for a specific cargo?
Accident Prevention Programme: One Day
The concept of a preventable accident is a fleet safety
management tool. It establishes a safe driving standard and
criteria for evaluating individual drivers. It offers an objective
for accident investigations and evaluations while evaluating
and monitoring the safety performance of individual drivers
and the fleets. It also assists in the implementation of safe
driving recognition programmes. Management: Does the
company have a programme for investigating accidents? Is
there a company, accident review committee? Has the
company defined a standard for the safe driving performance
of its drivers? Is the carrier’s standard for safe driving
sufficiently challenging such that it would serve to highlight
areas for fleet safety improvement? Are the drivers instructed
as to what the company standard for safe driving is? Are the
drivers instructed about company procedure for evaluating
the preventability of accidents?
Fleet Managers Compliance Awareness: One Day
The course is aimed at managers and supervisors involved
with transport operations in the private and public sector.
The course will provide an overview of the Transport
Operators Licensing system and highlight employers’ and
drivers’ responsibilities. It also details areas of legislation that
directly affect the operator licence obligations, such as
drivers’ hours rules, the safety of passengers and secure loads
on vehicles. The course is classroom-based and is suitable for
a maximum of 16 delegates.
Leadership and Management Development: Four Days
This course identifies personal leadership, strengths and
weaknesses. It recognises the personality traits that influence
communication and behaviour for analysis in the business
operation. Knowledge of motivation factors that affect
commitment to work and personal assessment of leadership.
Understanding personalities, working styles, communication
and relationships that promote value. The drivers of
motivation and consequences of shortfalls. Use of
evaluations as motivators. Identifying and developing
strengths in personnel.
Tachograph Management Training: Three Days
The course covers the regulations that govern:
• Drive times
• Mandatory breaks/ resting periods
• Breaks that apply under the rules of the Working Time
• National and international journeys
• Penalties for not maintaining compliance
• Managing digital, analogue and mixed vehicle
• Identify the commission regulations and statutory
instruments appertaining to driver’s hours and the
digital tachograph vehicle unit
• Be familiar with the (EC) No.561/2006 Drivers’ Hours
Regulations which outline driver hour limitations.
• Be aware of driver and operator liabilities
• Have a practical understanding of the features of the
• Have the ability to read printouts from a driver’s card
and from the vehicle unit
• Be familiar with the downloading of data from the
driver’s card and from the digital tachograph
• Be able to analyse and archive data
• Describe in specific terms the knowledge and skills that
participants will achieve on successful completion of the
How to apply for a CPD Programme
Contact Jerry Meredith, Education Services Officer, CILT
firstname.lastname@example.org Direct Dial 01-9068456 or see our website: