Defensive Driving-Heavy Duty Vehicle

Driver Training

SAQA ID : 123254/123253
NQF Level 4
No of Credits: 20

Course Introduction

A comprehensive practical and theoretical programme on road safety and defensive driving for Rigid and/or Articulated/ Combination Vehicles. NOSA Logistics offers a comprehensive theoretical and practical programme that aims to improve driving skills and driver attitudes. The aim is to increase their knowledge and understanding of road safety, in order to prepare them to react in the best possible way when faced with unexpected situations and to become more aware of other road users.

Qualification Title: Defensive Driving-Heavy Duty Vehicle (Theory OR Practical)

Unit Standard: Based on SAQA ID 123254/123253

A comprehensive practical and theoretical programme on road safety and defensive driving for Rigid and/or Articulated/ Combination Vehicles. NOSA Logistics offers a comprehensive theoretical and practical programme that aims to improve driving skills and driver attitudes. The aim is to increase their knowledge and understanding of road safety, in order to prepare them to react in the best possible way when faced with unexpected situations, and to become more aware of other road users.

By the end of the course the learners will understand:

    • Pre and post trip inspections
    • Road traffic legislation
    • Vehicle maintenance and inspections
    • Definitions of defensive driving
    • Identification of road accident factors
    • Road accidents and human errors
    • Driver attitudes and behaviors
    • Adapting to different driving conditions
    • Factors affecting concentration
    • Hazard identification
    • Observation skills
    • Collision prevention
    • Prevention of vehicle roll over
    • Safe following distance
    • Escape routes
    • Parking lot behavior
    • Hijack prevention
    • Importance of seatbelts
    • Effective eye lead time
    • Fatigue management
    • Economic driving patterns
    • Diet and nutrition
    • Cargo securement
    • Basic fire fighting
    • Basic incident scene management
    • Parking the vehicle correctly
    • Coupling and uncoupling

Theory: 1 day

OR

Practical: 1 day

Code C, C1 and EC and EC1 drivers that operate a heavy rigid, an articulated or vehicle combination

Theory: R 950.00 per person

Practical: R 1 950.00 per person

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