OLAT

Operator Licencing Awareness Training (OLAT)

An Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course provide an overview of the operation licencing system and details the fundamental undertakings that apply to operators.

The OLAT course is delivered in a one day session and is an excellent starting point for people who are looking to prepare to gain The Transport Management CPC qualification or those who are looking to update their awareness as part of their continued professional development. The course may also be required to be undertaken following an instruction from a Traffic Commissioner. This is common when an Operator holding either a Standard or Restricted Operator License and has appeared at a Public Inquiry. Our course fully complies with the expectations of the Traffic Commissioner.

The Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course is designed to give the operator the ability to prevent future non-compliance, covering:

• Operator Licensing – Application; Conditions; Notifiable Changes; Legal Responsibilities
• Safe Loading of Vehicles – including Load Restraint, calculation of payload and safe load distribution
• Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles
• Drivers Hours – 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
  • Driver Licensing

• Speed Limits
• Planned Preventive Maintenance – including Drivers’ Defect Reporting; Enforcement
• Operational Security
• Operator Compliance Risk Scores (OCRS)

An abbreviated version of the OLAT course is also available as a 3.5 hour Driver CPC module, designed to inform drivers and junior staff of their role in operator licencing compliance and the implications of non-compliance.
(This shorter course is not accepted by the Traffic Commissioner as a full OLAT course)