NHSS 12A/B Impact Protection Vehicle Training – Scotland Transerv

NHSS 12A/B Impact Protection Vehicle Training

Course Summary

National Highway Sector Scheme 12A/B for static temporary traffic management on motorways and high speed dual carriageways including on-line widening schemes.

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. Course delegates must hold the appropriate HGV category on their driving licence. To drive on live lanes the candidate must hold a valid 12A or 12 C operative card as a minimum otherwise they are restricted to mobile hard shoulder operations.


this course covers the following areas:


  • Quality assurance and sector schemes
  • Health and safety
  • Reference documentation
  • Traffic management vehicles
  • Impact Protection Vehicles (IPV) drivers roles and limitations
  • End of course question paper
  • IPV drivers practical assessment
  • End of course debriefing and evaluation

Course Objectives

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Be aware of the sector schemes documents
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment 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 protection the installation of a static temporary traffic management taper
  • Understand the procedures used for protection mobile hard shoulder operations
  • Understand the extend 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




Novice Training Course 1 Day. Refresher Training 1/2 day

Max No. of Learners

Learner training course = 4 Refresher training course = 8

Course Delivery