Defensive driving for heavy-duty vehicles

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.

Course outline

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
  • how to adapt 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 behaviour
  • hijack prevention
  • the importance of seatbelts
  • effective eye lead time
  • fatigue management
  • economic driving patterns
  • diet and nutrition
  • cargo securement
  • basic firefighting
  • basic incident scene management.

Course Information

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Unit Standard Title:

Defensive driving for heavy-duty vehicles

E-Learning Price:

Not Available as E-learning

E-Learning Duration:

Not Available as E-learning

Credits:

SAQA ID:

Professional Body:

CPD Points:

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Prerequisites:

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 2. Drivers must hold valid Code C, C1 and EC and EC1

HUB Availability:

Coming soon

Target Groups:

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

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Unit Standard Title:

Defensive driving for heavy-duty vehicles

Webinar Price:

Not Available as Webinar

Webinar Duration:

Not Available as Webinar

Credits:

SAQA ID:

Professional Body:

CPD Points:

NQF Level:

Prerequisites:

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 2. Drivers must hold valid Code C, C1 and EC and EC1

HUB Availability:

Coming soon

Target Groups:

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

We continue to offer tailored on-site training and classroom-based teaching at any of our 12 NOSA Colleges throughout South Africa. Offering you access to more than 100 safety training programmes – including SAMTRAC, the world’s leading workplace risk management course and the most sought-after training certificate in the HSE industry, suited for all places of work. Book your seat at one of our NOSA Colleges to experience safety training in the classroom.

Unit Standard Title:

Defensive driving for heavy-duty vehicles

Course Price:

R 1 095 per person (Theory); R 2 940 per day (Practical)

Course Duration:

1 day (Theory); 1 day (Practical)

Credits:

SAQA ID:

Professional Body:

CPD Points:

NQF Level:

Prerequisites:

Communication and Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 2. Drivers must hold valid Code C, C1 and EC and EC1

Target Groups:

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