Category: Training Courses

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7 Myths About HIAB Training

Once you’ve got your HGV training done, you might be wondering whether it’s worth getting yourself HIAB qualified.   However, this is often thought of as an unnecessary expense. Old hands will tell you that the best way, no, the only way, is to learn is on the job. They might tell you it’s expensive… Read more »

Avonmouth Upgrades Site Due To Success

Backline Avonmouth Thanks to continued growth, and a high demand for training, we are pleased to announce our Avonmouth branch has completed its move! Now based in a self contained unit on the Avonbank Industrial Estate, full details of the Branch can be found here.   The larger unit comprises a spacious office, with two… Read more »

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Employers: Are You At Risk?

Did You Know?   Everyone knows that a successful business has to have good Health & Safety procedures in place, and the vast majority do. We have, according to HSE figures, the lowest workplace fatality rate of all the EU countries and we also fair well when it comes to work days lost through sickness… Read more »

7 Quick Tips About Driver CPC

Confused about Driver CPC? Keeping on top of your training hours probably isn’t your favourite aspect of the job; but getting it wrong can stop you working altogether. So, don’t leave it to chance! Keep on top of your training hours and get up to speed on all the latest rules with our 7 Quick… Read more »

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We’ve Done It Again

Another Driver Upgraded You will see from our “Why Join Backline?” page the importance we place on looking after our field staff. Part of the investment that we make in them is training and up-skilling.   Our internal training division regularly takes people through Driver CPC, Forklift and HIAB training. This year we have also… Read more »

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DVSA On The Case

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency The DVSA, previously Vehicle & Operator Standards Agency (VOSA) prior to merging with the Driver Standards Agency (DSA), has been cracking down hard on drivers breaking the rules.   Drivers and operators alike have found that, since the agency became a self-funded organisation, it has appeared to be more zealous… Read more »

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Deadline Fast Approaching

There’s Not Long Left Back in August 2014, there was a mad rush for Driver CPC training courses, as drivers and their employers realised they were soon to be unable to drive if they didn’t complete the required 35 hours of periodic Driver CPC training.   Each Driver CPC entitlement lasts for five years from… Read more »