Supporting The Front Line

Delivery to the Front Line. It’s at times of crisis when people become aware of things they take for granted. For example, a fridge freezer, it sits nicely in a kitchen, quietly going about its work, managing and maintaining the correct temperature of whatever is put in it. In the current lockdown situation this fridge freezer is stocked more than normal because it is used more than normal because people are home more than normal. The good weather will mean that the fridge will have to work harder to keep up with keeping food at a safe and ideal temperature. [...]

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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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Gencat specialised delivery with Team KnowHow

If buy domestic appliances from Curries or PC World its likely that a specially trained Gencat driver will deliver and install your appliance. Since before christmas 2017 Gencat has been a trusted service provider for Team Knowhow.

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