Understanding & Preventing Bridge Strikes

Bridge Strike

Lloyd Morgan Group’s Understanding & Preventing Bridge Strikes training course is aimed at highlighting the issues, dangers, and potential unforeseen hazards regarding bridge strikes and how to manage these issues to help reduce your likelihood of becoming the next bridge strike operator.

The number of bridge strike incidents in the UK remains alarmingly high. In 2020/21 there were 1,624 incidents on the Network Rail infrastructure alone. The traffic commissioners expect operators and drivers to treat this issue seriously and take responsibility. Any failure to do so could lead to an operator or driver having to appear before a traffic commissioner.


  • Evidence if called to a public inquiry by the traffic commissioners, that you have taken reasonable responsibility for training your drivers about the dangers of bridge strikes through incorporating this issue into your driver training program.
  • Protect your O Licence from being curtailed and your drivers having their licence revoked through a better understanding around preventing bridge strikes.
  • Avoid bad publicity. If your vehicle closes Network Rail lines and causes long delays for other road users as well as putting them at risk, you could damage your reputation as a compliant operator.
  • Save time and money from avoiding the costs of recovering a vehicle that has hit a bridge and avoid possible company fines for repairing bridges.

Understanding & Preventing Bridge Strikes Training Course

Who is it aimed at?

All drivers, experienced or new to driving. Especially for drivers who drive vehicles with variable loads.


The half day course includes:

  • Impacts
  • Statistics
  • Frequency
  • Hotspots
  • Causes
  • Bridge Types
  • The Law
  • Reporting
  • Implications
  • Risk Assessment

All candidates will receive a Lloyd Morgan Group certificate of attendance on completing the course


All courses are delivered online. If you require classroom training, please contact us.


The online course is half a day. Morning sessions usually start at 9.00am and afternoon sessions at 1.30pm.

A certificate of attendance is issued following course completion, which proves evidence that attendees have taken positive steps to demonstrate their professionalism and continued development

Why Choose Lloyd Morgan Group for your Understanding & Preventing Bridge Strikes course

Friendly and Approachable Trainers

All our trainers understand the dangers and implications around bridge strikes and offer interactive online training to help drivers avoid bridge strikes through a friendly and approachable manor.

Comprehensive training

Other providers offer an hour or two training courses, but we believe that a serious issue such as bridge strikes requires a more comprehensive half day course to fully educate your drivers. You will need to prove to the traffic commissioner if called to a public inquiry that you have provided adequate training.

Evidence of training

Lloyd Morgan Groups course has already received great acclaim having been provided to some of the UK’s largest operators and already proven to meet the needs of the traffic commissioner’s office when presented as evidence of training to address ongoing bridge strike issues within operators who have been called to Public Inquiry.

Lloyd Morgan can also provide

Driver CPC Periodic Training

Drivers Hours & Tachograph Operation

Driver Pre Use Check Training

Here is what some of our customers say

“An excellent online training course, providing some extremely valuable knowledge and insights on the understanding and prevention of bridge strikes. It was a well-designed, practical, and provided us with valuable resources to help us incorporate this important subject matter into our training program. Thank You”

Lance Monkman – Logistics Training Manager

Greggs PLC

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100% of customers would recommend our training courses*

* Statistic is based on 100 random customer feedback forms from March to April 2023, where customers said they would definitely or probably recommend us following course they had attended.