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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 Programmes.

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 the company.
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 requirement.
• Whether the CPD has filled the knowledge competency or skill gap.
• The value of the CPD activity now being used within the working environment.
• Possibly becoming a super user and passing the knowledge onto others in work.

Fee Structure
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: Three Days:
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. Work related 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: Three Days
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 workplace.

Load Securing / Safe Loading and Unloading: Two Days (IRU Certified Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Programme)
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 Directive
• National and international journeys
• Penalties for not maintaining compliance
• Managing digital, analogue and mixed vehicle tachographs
• 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
• Be aware of driver and operator liabilities
• Have a practical understanding of the features of the digital tachograph
• 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 programme.

How to apply for a CPD Programme
Contact Jerry Meredith, Education Services Officer, CILT Direct Dial 01-9068456 or see our website:


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