As the title suggests, this patronising and pointless exercise is testament to the fact that we have become a nanny state. Government departments are businesses and this is just another cynical ploy to create non-jobs and generate money. This is another sell out to Europe.
Drivers pass a LGV test to become professional drivers and employers should then train employees in any related activities as required. We DO NOT NEED and SHOULD NOT HAVE this ridiculous CPC. Myself, and ALL my fellow LGV employees at our depot are incensed by the entire concept.
Why does this idea matter?
This is really a question only for the bureaucrats who have no idea about anything in the transport industry. It will save employers money that they don’t have. It will save employees money that they don’t have. It will reduce the costs involved in running a distribution realted business.
Most people are apathetic about politics and many I know can’t be bothered to do what I am doing now, because they believe the Government won’t act and they will just be wasting their time. I have to stand up and make a point for tens of thousands of drivers who agree with me, but who don’t have internet access or think the whole “suggest what laws you want scrapped” is just a cynical PR stunt to bond with the electorate about whom they don’t care one iota.
SCRAP THE CPC NOW.