Suraksha - Heavy Transport Vehicle

Suraksha is a set of special defensive driving & road safety courses for heavy commercial vehicles. Content and language of courses and materials have been designed according to the special needs of all heavy commercial vehicle categories and target audiences, e.g. Bus, truck, tanker, and other professional drivers. The courses consciously incorporate a very high level of visual content like photographs, films, graphics and animation for maximum impact.
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They are conducted with a high degree of interaction and participation of trainees and tackle all levels of literacy and understanding in all major Indian languages. An essential part of all programmes is our highly acclaimed “Safe Driving” manual and scan and teach methodology. Several modules of Suraksha are available from 1 day to 5 days, depending on how much time participants and organizations can spare and the legal requirements of each category, along with their interest in specific vehicle categories. Driving assessment, demonstration drives, and feedback / counselling are all optional parts of the Suraksha courses. Each module is custom designed to meet the needs of specific user groups and could even include company specifics. The course is an excellent illustration of the roles and responsibilities of a good and law-abiding driver. Many organizations both in the public and private sector use this to regularly to train their personnel in road safety and have reported a significant improvement in their safety records. The training programs are available as, Suraksha – For Heavy Transport Vehicle (HTV), Suraksha – For Dangerous or Hazardous Goods, Suraksha for Operators.

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Course Content and Methodology

Suraksha courses consist of class-room theory, demonstration and practical sessions. The courses employ a participative system using computer-based projection of audiovisual material developed specially for India. The courses include pre and post course written tests/grading and, if desired, an on the-road driving assessment. All successful participants are awarded a proficiency certificate that is highly prized in the industry.
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The major topics covered are:

    • Road markings and traffic signs

    • Diverse road user behaviour

    • Rules of the road incl. traffic laws

    • Sharing the road, courtesy and etiquette

    • Factors influencing driving – stress, alcohol and drugs

    • Appropriate speed and following distance

    • Driving under difficult and potentially dangerous conditions – weather, terrain, traffic, visibility

    • Defensive driving incl. hazard perception,intersection approach, overtaking, braking

    • Vehicle dynamics & handling driving emergencies

    • Stress and fatigue management

    • Accident related first aid and how to manage an emergency situation

    • Special responsibilities of HTV driver

    • Soft skills (on passenger handling, personal development)

    • Load and safety