Defensive Driving: Heavy Motor 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.

Defensive Driving Training Heavy Motor Vehicle

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 offer 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

Pre-requisites ABET:

Level 4

Target Groups:

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

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

Duration

2 Days

R 1 950 per person

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