PMASUP236 – Operate Vehicle In The Field

//PMASUP236 – Operate Vehicle In The Field
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Duration: Min 2 days.

Includes:

Prepare vehicle and secure load.

•Vehicle familiarisation checks before starting journey. Notify and/or rectify issues
•Fuel, water and other supplies required for the journey are available and in useable order
•Inspect all ancillary equipment and operational accessories; Secure load including external loads, rear tray, roof racks and within the vehicle.

Undertake journey

•Appropriate route and planning, Interpret access manuals and topographical
•Obtain relevant authorisations/notifications, Confirm and/or clarify or communicate journey details with relevant company personnel
•Monitor driving conditions and requirements constantly, to meet any changes in terrain, weather conditions and road conditions and requirements
•Monitor and maintain fluid levels and air pressures; Monitor vehicle constantly.
•Maintain communication as required with the relevant company personnel
•Ensure seatbelts are worn by all personnel while the vehicle is in motion.

Operate vehicle

•Apply knowledge of vehicle differences to the driving requirements of four wheel drive and conventional vehicles
•Adhere to general principles of four wheel driving in negotiating a variety of terrains and driving conditions
•Use defensive driving techniques & Observe additional precautions for night driving
•Drive to suit road conditions & Observe all road rules.

Finalise journey

•Communicate and confirm termination of journey with the relevant company personnel
•Visually inspect the vehicle to ensure that vehicle is in good repair and order
•Unsecure trailer loads and prepare for unloading utilisingthe agreed uncoupling process
•Report faults or damage to vehicle to appropriate personnel.

Recover vehicle

•Identify and assess options for recovery of an immobilisedvehicle
•Operate recovery equipment safely
•Perform a battery ‘jump start’ safely
•Demonstrate various methods of vehicle recovery & Observe safety precautions when rigging cables and chains
•Change a wheel on a properly jacked vehicle.

Maintain vehicle safety

•Observe appropriate speeds for the road conditions & ensure all personnel use a seat belt
•Observe site specific vehicle entry restrictions
•Follow appropriate search and rescue notification procedures

Follow appropriate procedures for passing large or heavy vehicles.