Some Misconseptions about the Driver CPC
1) Its not going to happen
Yes it is. The legislation is already in force
2) Its nothing to do with me; its my drivers responsibilty to organise and pay for their training.
Yes, it is ultimately your drivers responsibility to ensure that they are qualified to do their jobs. But if you employ drivers who are not qualified, then you are committing an offence too, and its one that will put your operators licence in jeopardy
3) Theres usually a soft touch enforcement when legislation comes in, so there is no need to worry yet
True. But you are in that period now, with less than 3 years for all LGV drivers in the UK to get qualified.
4) My drivers will not want to take exams
They will not have to. There is no examination element stipulated for in the training.
5) It will not apply to part time drivers
It does. There are a few exceptions, the usual Fire and Emergency services, or armed forces.