National Highways Sector Scheme 12 Impact Protection Vehicle

Duration: 1 day plus Hard Shoulder and site-based assessments
Group Size: Maximum 4 delegates

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.

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with the necessary knowledge to operate an IPV during the installation and removal of static temporary traffic management on high-speed dual carriageway.

Course Objectives:

  • 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.
  • Know the requirements for an Impact Protection Vehicle as described in the relevant reference documents (Chapter 8).
  • 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.
  • Understand the procedures used for protecting mobile hard shoulder operations
  • Understand the different types of work that are beyond the scope of this qualification.
  • 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


  • Registered TM operatives will receive an endorsement on their registration card.
    Unregistered operatives will have their registration card endorsed “Non live lane only”.

The assessments MUST be completed within a two-year period starting from the date of passing the classroom training.