Drive A 4WD In Difficult Terrain – SISORDRV404A

Course Contents – SISORDRV404A

Plan the four wheel driving activity.

  • Determine contextual issues impacting on the activity according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Access relevant sources to identify and interpret weather and environmental information.
  • Determine food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and contextual issues.
  • Access required equipment and check serviceability according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

Drive a four wheel drive vehicle in difficult terrain.

  • Perform routine pre-departure checks and take action to correct any deficiency.
  • Apply safe vehicle loading practices and secure personal items according to organisational policies and procedures
  • Engage front free wheel hubs where appropriate.
  • Survey track to identify hazards and risks, and select the best route to minimise damage to the environment.
  • Advise passengers of any special safety precautions to be taken when traversing difficult terrain.
  • Use appropriate range, gear, speed, driving and braking technique to negotiate a range of difficult terraintypes while maintaining control of vehicle at all times.
  • Perform a safe stop and forward or reverse start on a steep incline where required.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of handbrake.
  • Apply risk management procedures relating to blind corners and oncoming traffic according to organisational policies and procedures.

Perform maintenance and minor repairs on four wheel drive vehicles.

  • Access maintenance equipment and conduct routine maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Check, where necessary, brakes and undercarriage after negotiating difficult terrain.
  • Use a jack to support a four wheel drive vehicle on uneven ground, according to organisational policies and procedure and manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Perform wheel removal and or replacement.
  • Complete vehicle performance reports and notify designated personnel.

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