Drivers are responsible for the wellbeing of passengers, but also in charge of high value vehicles and equipment. They are often the most prominent public ‘face’ of the organisation, and have to deal with difficult situations, bad roads, hostile officialdom and unfair demands. In addition, they drive on rough roads in often dangerous or hostile environments. Transport is critical and drivers require the best training.
Driver Training: Vehicle Safety, Security and Driver Skills – 1 or 2 Day course
- Provide a foundation of the roles and responsibilities of drivers.
- Develop awareness of the importance of transport; the need to create a positive impression in the community.
- To improve safety through better driving skills, and responsible use of the vehicle.
- To develop skills in the use of all vehicle tools and equipment.
- Emergency responses to accidents and incidents including communications, reporting and documentation.
Key Components (Level 1 – Day 1):
- Explaining drivers’ roles and responsibilities
- Good conduct and how this affects the organisation
- Vehicle preparation
- Fuel, lubricants, cooling and the battery
- Tyres, spare wheels and jacks
- Basic maintenance
- Correct driving, manoeuvring, parking and positioning.
- Speed, braking and control
- Correct use of communication items
- Log books, reporting procedures, and documentation.
Key Components (Level 2 – Day 2):
- The foundations of on-road and off-road driving.
- Selecting routes.
- Obstacles and detours including mines, IEDs and booby traps.
- Hostile surveillance and counter-surveillance.
- Initial response to injury or accident.
- Negotiating checkpoints.
- Searching vehicles.
- Reacting to hostile incidents (crowds, firearms, gunshots).
- Reacting to a road traffic accident.
- Winches, racks, ramps and other vehicle equipment.
N.B. Level 1 must be completed before starting Level 2
These 2 days of intensive training are delivered by award winning specialists in on-road and off-road conditions. Trainers are experienced in the use of vehicles in hostile and difficult environments. This is a hands-on practical field training by practitioners with long term field experience.