Vehicles & Transports

This four (4) session course covers the most critical issues associated with maintaining vehicles and conducting transports of patients,residents, staff members, etc.. This includes information on how to prepare and transport individuals as well as how to respond in case there is an accident and/or an emergency.

This workforce competence covers the checking and preparation of vehicles for the transport of people, material and equipment on public roads.

The vehicles could include articulated vehicles, coaches, vans, minibuses or cars.

Users of this competence will need to ensure that practice reflects up to date information and policies.

This workforce competence covers the operation and control of vehicles for the transport of people, material and equipment on public roads. It also covers collecting, transporting and setting down passengers and/or materials and equipment.

The vehicles could include transport vehicles, coaches, vans, minibuses or cars

The workforce competence is not designed to assess basic driving skills and knowledge of the Highway Code. It is necessary that you have passed a driving test and hold a valid and appropriate License, which must be produced as additional evidence.

This workforce competence does not cover emergency driving skills.

Users of this competence will need to ensure that practice and policy reflects up to date information and policies.

This unit is about driving passenger-carrying vehicles safely. Passengers are likely to include patients and colleagues, and you may be transporting them within or beyond the grounds of your organization.

The unit covers making sure that you are appropriately licensed, and legally and medically fit to drive the vehicle. It also covers driving the vehicle in a manner that considers the needs of passengers and other road users, picking up and setting down passengers, and completing your duties.

There are four elements:

  1. Prepare to drive the vehicle
  2. Drive the vehicle
  3. Pick up and set down passengers
  4. Complete your driving duty

This workforce competence covers dealing with accidents, breakdowns and emergencies that may occur during the transportation of people, materials and equipment on public roads. The vehicles could include articulated vehicles, coaches, vans, minibuses or cars.

The workforce competence is not designed to assess basic driving skills and knowledge of the Highway Code. It is necessary that you have passed a driving test and hold a valid and appropriate License, which must be produced as additional evidence.

This workforce competence does not cover emergency driving skills.

Users of this competence will need to ensure that practice reflects up to date information and policies.