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View Unit : Drive the articulated or draw bar vehicle on private roads in a safe and fuel efficient manner

Unit
Unit Reference Number
R/602/2761
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Drive the articulated or draw bar vehicle on private roads in a safe and fuel efficient manner
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
20
Unit Credit Value
4
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
7.2 Warehousing and Distribution
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

know how to drive the articulated or draw bar vehicle on private roads in a fuel efficient manner

1.1

Explain organisational policies and procedures, in relation to driving the articulated or draw bar vehicle and load, in a fuel efficient manner, that relate to:

• health, safety and security

• legal requirements

• operating requirements

1.2

Explain the organisation’s policy when driving conditions vary and result in changes to the schedule

1.3

Describe how to adapt driving styles to changes in driving conditions

1.4

Explain how to adapt driving manner to suit changes in driving conditions

1.5

Explain how the actions of other road users can affect driving manner

1.6

Explain how to:

• position the articulated or draw bar vehicle on the road to ensure the safety of yourself and other road users

• appropriately use signals

• alter speed to meet different types of road conditions and requirements

• use the controls of the articulated or draw bar vehicle to optimize fuel consumption

• assess and maintain safe separation distances

• assess factors affecting safe stopping distances

• use the controls of the articulated or draw bar vehicle to adjust braking under different road conditions

1.7

Identify types of hazard that could occur on the road

1.8

When overtaking, identify:

• when overtaking should and should not occur

• the types of hazards involved

• factors affecting the distance required to overtake other vehicles

1.9

Describe the effects severe braking could have on the load and roadworthiness of the articulated or draw bar vehicle

1.10

Identify problems that can occur when driving the vehicle, on private roads, in a safe and fuel efficient manner

1.11

Explain the appropriate action to take, in order to deal with identified problems

2

be able to drive the articulated or draw bar vehicle on private roads in a safe and fuel efficient manner

2.1

Follow organisational policies and procedures, in relation to driving the articulated and draw bar vehicle and load, in a fuel efficient manner, that relate to:

• health, safety and security

• legal requirements

• operating requirements

2.2

Position the articulated or draw bar vehicle and apply lane discipline to maintain the safety of yourself, other road users according to the prevailing driving conditions

2.3

Demonstrate how to drive the articulated or draw bar vehicle safely and in a fuel efficient manner to include:

• giving clear signals in good time

• driving at the appropriate speed for the driving conditions

• minimising fuel consumption and wear and tear

• applying the braking systems, in a controlled manner, appropriate to the driving conditions, distance available, the articulated or draw bar vehicle and its load

• overtaking other vehicles at a suitable point

• take preventative action to avoid harm to any other road user

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