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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