Defensive Driving – Heavy Vehicle – Trailer
The Course is designed for employees who drives bus and for companies who are aiming to reduce running costs for their fleet of vehicles.
1. Hold a valid Qatari driver’s license for a Heavy vehicle – Trailer
2. Minimum 3 months driving experience
3.Physical and Stressful Demands
Training and/or assessment activities contained within this course may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who
participate in such actives must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.
Therefore, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises, the delegates will be required to undergo medical screening by completing appropriate
medical screening from provided by QISC.
4.Aims and Objectives
This Course is aimed at providing information on ways at improving participant’s defensive driving skills and awareness of hazards associated with
Human Factors and distractions
Fitness of the driver and fit suitable vehicle for purpose
Understanding of local statistics and traffic laws
Understanding hazards and observation technique
Hazard perception and Risk assessment
System of vehicle control
Planning a journey and emergencies
Road markings and signage
5.Learning Outcomes / Assessment Criteria
By the end of this course, the driver should be able to:
Perform all pre-driving checks.
Drive the vehicle safely, lawfully and correctly whilst interacting with other traffic.
Keep a safe space on all sides of the vehicle in all traffic conditions.
Observe, recognize, and correctly respond to all potential and actual hazards, and use the most effective hazard approach procedure.
Communicate correctly and appropriately with other road users and Banksman.
Drive the vehicle at a speed commensurate with the condition of the load, road traffic and environment conditions.
Give an appropriate commentary whilst driving.
Maneuver safely and efficiently in a restricted space.
Roundabouts – rules, signaling, lane discipline conflicts
Understand the specific skills and responsibilities for transporting goods and materials
Maneuver trailers into loading or unloading positions and securing loads
Trailer driving rules, role, responsibility (size weight, route designations, parking) as well as with company policies and procedures
6.Delegate Performance Assessment / Certification / Validity
Delegate performance Assessment:
Theory: There will be an interactive class discussion and verbal questioning throughout the session. There will be a written examination in the form of a
multiple choice paper.
Practical: The practical driving session will be assessed with respect to measurement of the objectives and their subsets. The driver may be asked simple
questions periodically in relation to the driving environment. Briefings will be given relating to specific task to be achieved whilst driving. Each driver must
be able to successfully perform each of these task in order to be recorded as competent. Assessment feedback will be provided at the end of the session.
Certification: QISC Approved Certification with 3 year Validity
7.Instructor & Delegate Ratio
Practical 1:3 (Per 1/2 day)
8.Duration and Timing
1 Day (for 3 Delegates)
9.Venue [-Location ]
Client Premises or
Qatar International Safety Centre, Doha
Ras Laffan Industrial city
10. For more information
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220
www.qisc.net / www.madinagulf.com