12 Impact Protection Vehicle (IPV)

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Training Only
Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical
1 dayInstructor: learner 1:4 maximumRefreshers course 1:8 maximum  
Recognised by:
Highways England, Transport Scotland, Welsh Assembly and Transport NI on their motorways and high speed dual carriageways rural and urban road networks
Course Prerequisites:

If you are new to the industry or do not hold other current NHSS 12ABC TTM skills registration cards/certificates you will need to take the Temporary Traffic Management Basis Course.  You will not be required to gain 3 months ‘on the job’ experience prior to attending the IPV  course.

Course delegates must hold the appropriate HGV category on their driving licence. To drive on live lanes the candidate must hold a valid 12AB card (incl. unit 3 assessment) as a minimum otherwise they are restricted to mobile hard shoulder operations (non-live lanes).

NHSS Impact Protection Vehicle IPV

The finer details

This course will cover:

  • Quality assurance and Sector Schemes
  • Health and safety
  • Reference documentation
  • Traffic management vehicles
  • IPV drivers roles and limitations
  • End of course question paper
  • IPV drivers practical assessment.
Who should attend?
All persons who will be 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.
What will be covered?

On completion of this course you will:

  • be aware of the National Highway Sector Scheme (NHSS) documents
  • be aware of the general health and safety requirements at work as well as those, which are specific to the traffic management industry
  • 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-work 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 card
  • understand the different types of work that are beyond the scope of this training and require full mobile lane closure techniques to be implemented
  • demonstrate 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.

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