Operator License Awareness Training (OLAT)

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An OLAT (Operator License Awareness Training) course is to provide operator license owners with up-to-date knowledge on transport legislation and compliance guidelines set by the Traffic commissioners.

The OLAT course is intended to help transport operators and drivers understand their responsibilities and obligations under the law, and to ensure that they are aware of the latest regulations and requirements for operating in the transport industry. The course covers a wide range of topics, including driver safety, vehicle maintenance, record-keeping, and compliance with the law.

The Operator Licence Awareness Training course is conducted by qualified trainers with extensive knowledge and experience in the transport industry. The course typically involves a combination of classroom and practical exercises. Participants are often required to pass a written test at the end of the course to demonstrate understanding.

Breakdown of the OLAT Course

The course is designed for every person involved in road transport including drivers, planners, Transport Managers, office personnel, analysts and directors.

The Traffic Commissioner dictates that Operators should take an OLAT course every 5 years (minimum)

The OLAT course takes one day to complete, lasting 8 hours including 1 hour for lunch. It also counts as 7 hours towards your driver’s CPC training.

At the end of the course, all participants will receive a certificate, which is accepted by the Traffic Commissioner as proof of suitable training.

Here is a quick preview of how the day will go for you:

Book your place at our next OLAT course here. Alternatively, you can contact us with any questions you have about transport compliance or our other training courses. 


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