Covid 19 Specialist Home Delivery Update

At Gencat, we are doing everything possible to support home deliveries of big and bulky items. As a specialised big and bulky home delivery crew we are taking all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our crews and customers. Crews are equipped with the necessary personal protection equipment and all vehicles are fitted with cleaning wipes/disinfected hand sanitizer, which our crews use before after every delivery. All vehicles/crews are inspected before departure from the depot to ensure work clothes are clean and crews are not showing any symptoms of the virus. We make sure to keep the same [...]

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Extension to Expiry Dates for CPC Cards

Due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 crisis, professional bus and truck drivers may encounter some difficulty in undertaking their annual CPC training at the current time. In order to ensure a continuous flow of goods within the EU, drivers with valid Irish Driver CPC cards that are due to expire during the current Covid 19 outbreak will be granted an extension of a maximum of six months up to the 26th September 2020.   It is important to note that no new or replacement cards will be issued with the new temporary expiry date.  Drivers will then be required [...]

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Driver CPC Training Update

We are scheduling Driver CPC Courses commencing week commencing Monday the 8th of June, We may start sooner if the HSE change their guidelines. Drivers can be assured that Gencat will strictly follow the HSE Covid-19 guidelines. We are limiting class sizes to a maximum of 12 drivers per class. This ensures that social distancing of 2 meters can be observed. Training rooms will be sanitised before and after each training session. We will ask drivers to observe social distancing during lunch and rest breaks. Hand sanitising stations are located in each area of the training centre. It is of [...]

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Advice to Gencat Drivers

Advice for Gencat Drivers: In Ireland the health authorities have assessed the risk to individuals from the Coronavirus as moderate. This is constantly being monitored but as of today (10 March 2020), there are currently 34 reported cases in the ROI. Information about the Coronavirus:The Coronavirus is in the same family as influenza and therefore is only transmitted through human to human, or animal to human contact. The most common symptoms are: fevertirednessdry cough Some patients may have: aches and painsnasal congestionrunny nosesore throatdiarrhoea To ensure the risk of catching the virus remains low, it is advised that all drivers follow the [...]

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Driver CPC Training Modules 2020

Module 6 – The Professional Bus Driver – Saturday 7th March 2020Module 4 – Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry – Saturday 14th March 2020Module 1 – Control of the Vehicle & Eco-Driving Techniques – Saturday 21st March 2020Module 5 – The Professional Truck Driver – Saturday 28th March 2020Module 2 – Minimising Risks & Managing Emergencies in the Transport Industry – Saturday 4th April 2020Module 3 – Health & Safety for the Professional Driver – Saturday 11th April 2020Module 6 – The Professional Bus Driver – Saturday 18th April 2020 Start Time: 8.30am Limited Spaces, Book [...]

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ADR Training Courses

Gencat provide Training for ADR drivers. Exams can now be taken on line at approved examination centres in Maynooth, Naas, Galway and Cork. The Online ADR Basic Exam consists of a total of 36 multiple choice questions. The Paper is divided into three (3) sections, A, B and C. With each section containing 12 questions  The online ADR Tanker Specialisation exam is a total of 24 multiple choice questions with the paper divided into two sections, A and B with each section containing 12 questions. ADR Courses October / November 2019 Initial Basic Tanks & Packages 5 Day 600 Euros [...]

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New Training Centre

Gencat have opened a new training centre to cater for the increased demand for professional driver training. Key to the new training facility is the quality of the trainers delivering the training. MD Siobhan O’Mara recognised the importance of trainers and facilities and has worked with her team to deliver one of the country’s leading professional driver training facilities. ADR, Driver CPC, Tachograph, Manual Handling, First Aid Responder and the now very much in demand Trailer Coupling course are all taking place under the one roof. For details call our training team on 01 8600444

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Gencat’s driver supports program wins out for professional drivers

Gencat have been appointed sole driver agency to Keelings. This is a testament to the commitment of our driver support staff and to our dedicated team of professional drivers. Key to the growth of our driver agency service is our teams understanding of the role of today professional driver. Clients require drivers that can perform tasks with minimal supervision and perform their role in a safe, efficient and economical way. Gencat provide a range of support services for our drivers. Due to the nature of the role drivers can find themselves needing support at any time of their shift. And [...]

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Sprinter Pro driver – Mobile learning for light commercial vehicles drivers

Training courses for Light commercial vehicle drivers are seldomly implemented, as hardly any time or financial resources for education and development of the drivers are available. Hence the need for uniform training content, as well as for developing methods and for making the training subject matter available to the drivers cost-effectively and independent of time and place.

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Gencat Driver Academy

Two recruits have been approved to take part in the Gencat Driver Academy, this is a partnership between the Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Educational & Training Board. The two recruits will undergo an extensive professional driver training programme. The training will be over a twenty six week period where the candidates will complete a driving course in Class C licence and gain experience in driving and working as a professional driver. Gencat have invested in providing this course on a trial basis. Well trained experienced HGV drivers are difficult to get. Gencat understand that the role of the modern day [...]

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George Mullins Transport Saves 1800 euro per month on Fuel

Posted 07 February 2018 The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) provided funding for HGV driver behaviour monitoring and training to reduce diesel fuel consumption and emissions in the road transport sector. The transport sector can reduce diesel imports by being smarter about how they use transport and by embracing new technologies to reduce fuel consumption. The €450,000 grant to The Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency Ltd enabled a strategic alliance to form between NIBC Corcra (Telematics provider), Leetherm (sustainable energy solutions provider) and Gencat Ltd (specialist professional driver training company) with Bord Na Mona as the Obligated Party, the recipient [...]

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Driver Behaviour Management & Fleet Performance Monitoring

At Gencat we specialise in monitoring vehicle performance and developing and maintaining a professional driving culture within road transport Companies. Our professuonal driver behaviour modification programmes

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Are HGV Overturns Increasing?

The current spate of over turned trucks and shedding loads are reaching levels that must be of concern to the Road Safety Authority, the Health and Safety Authority, An Garda Siochana, Insurance Companies, the road transport Industry and the general public. The cause of these incidents can be as a result of mechanical failure, over loading, insufficient load restraining or restraint failure, Driver fatigue, Driver inattentiveness, Driver inexperience, poor road surface, extreme weather conditions or excessive speed. Based on figures obtained from the UK it is conservatively estimated that approximately two trucks overturn or shed their load per week in [...]

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New Dublin 30km/h Zones

To protect the growing number of vulnerable road users in Dublin city, Dublin City Council is to introduce new 30Km/h speed limit zones. New zones with the lower 30Km/h will be introduced in three phases, with the first phase starting on the 27th of March followed by the second phase, on the 29th of May. The start date and the zone to be designated in the final phase has yet to be agreed.   Professional drivers operating in Dublin city, will welcome the new speed limits. It is designed to reduce the risk and the severity of accidents. The ever [...]

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