NHSS 12AB Impact Protection Vehicle (IPV) Driver (Refresher)

Duration: Half day

Group Size: Maximum 8 Learners

Who should attend: All persons who require refreshing their current qualification as they are required by their employer to work on high speed roads, running mobile hard shoulder (or non-live lane) operations using an IPV and for protecting and installing static temporary traffic management.

Course aims: To provide learners with the necessary knowledge to assist and become fully competent when driving an IPV.

Course Objectives:

  • Be aware of the Sector Scheme Document
  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and understand their obligations
  • Understand the importance of risk assessments and method statements for traffic management activities
  • Be aware of the reference documentation used for traffic management
  • Know the requirements for an Impact Protection Vehicle as described in the relevant reference documents
  • Be able to conduct pre-works checks on an Impact Protection Vehicle
  • Understand the procedures used for protecting the installation of a static temporary traffic management taper
  • Understand the procedures used for protecting mobile hard shoulder operations
  • Understand the extent of their duties after achieving this qualification
  • Understand the different types of work that are beyond the scope of this qualification and require full Mobile Lane Closure techniques to be implemented
  • Demonstrate that they have sufficient underpinning knowledge required to be an IPV driver
  • Prepare an IPV ready for working on the hard shoulder
  • Arrive on site and set up the operation correctly
  • Operate to safe working procedures including hazard and junction negotiation
  • Remove the operation correctly

Certification: Completion of the award will consist of a successful on-site assessment and scoring a minimum of 75% in the end of course multiple choice test. Successful learners will receive endorsement on their 12AB card once application to Lantra Awards has been made.NB: Qualified 12C Supervisors do not have to attend the IPV course as this is covered by their 12C Supervisor status.


All learners MUST hold a valid LGV Class 2 licence and be able to produce a copy before attending the course.

*Price shown is event cost only. Successful completion of event will be subject to an additional registration cost.

In order to confirm a booking a deposit of £50.00 is required, this can be paid online during the booking process or by phone during normal office hours (Mon-Fri 08:00am to 5:00pm). Any payments not received within 2 working days of making the booking the allocated place(s) will be cancelled.

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