Emergency Response Driver Best Practice

Emergency Response Driver Best Practice

This theory based course enables the trainee/operator to understand the principles of driver/operator best practice, and the implementation of control measures in the safe day-to–day operation of varying types of vehicles, and to realise the possible hazards and health & safety implications of its use.


Emergency Response Driver Best Practice Training Objectives:

On completion of this course each trainee will have been given the information enabling him/her to:

  • Identify health & safety requirements and be able to carry out a risk assessment before operating any type of vehicle
  • Comply with legal requirements emphasising safe best practice
  • Perform a pre-use check – completing the drivers check list and record such activities
  • Correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Start a flat-powered vehicle utilising jump leads or a booster pack
  • Identify and report faults
  • Prepare the vehicle for the task at hand
  • Understand their own capabilities
  • Understand the vehicles capabilities, including any additional equipment, such as raised air-intake, winches etc
  • Carry out an assessment of the weather conditions for any such task
  • Understand the risks involved in driving/operating in severe weather conditions
  • Understand the risks involved in vehicle recovery
  • Perform an after-use check and return vehicle ready for the next task

Emergency Response Driver Best Practice Course Sessions:

  • Health & Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Route Assessment & Planning
  • Pre-use checks
  • Fault reporting
  • Returning vehicle
  • Starting a flat powered vehicle
  • Driver capabilities
  • Vehicle capabilities
  • Severe weather driving
  • Vehicle recovery


1 Day

Max Number of Learners:

12 (Instructor:Learner 1:12)


KTC Safety

KTC has one of the largest dedicated training centres in the Ireland. At KTC we have a highly skilled team to meet your needs in relation to pesticides training & assessment. We also provide training in: CSCS Machinery, Quarrying, Retail, Education, Transport, Agricultural and many more areas.

Our purpose built headquarters are in Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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