SECURITY OF VEHICLE AND CONTENTS

ANSWERS:

A) Only park in secure well lit reputable vehicle parks; where possible park with the rear doors against a wall or backing up to another vehicle Remove keys and lock doors

 

B) Activate or explain the use of any other security features

 

B) Conduct a walk around security check (checking door seals etc) 

 

ANSWERS:

A)daily walk around checks

A) Cockpit drill

A) Check the handbrake is in neutral before starting the engine

A) Audible/visual warning systems are checked and you have sufficient fuel for the journey 

A) Check vehicle height sign and be aware of it's width and length

ANSWERS:

A)Check the vehicle height sign matches the vehicle or load

 

A) Plan a suitable route, looking out for any height restrictions

 

B) Measure the highest point of the vehicle or load

 

C) Notify the police and railway authorities, using the bridge identification plate

ANSWERS:

A) Walk around and check all mudguards/flaps

A) Visual check for tread depth and condition of tyres

A) Any foreign debris between double wheels

A) Wheel nuts secure/marker position

ANSWERS:

A) Identify overhangs and projections 

 

B) Overhangs can sweep over kerbs when turning, colliding with street furniture, pedestrians other vehicles

 

B) Mirror projections can come into contact with street furniture, pedestrians and other vehicles

 

B) Good all-round observation is required as well as extensive use of all mirrors to check for any rear-end sweep

ANSWERS:

A) Stop as quickly as possible on the hard shoulder 

 

A) Contact the emergency services

 

A) Activate the isolator switch

 

B) Identify the water extinguisher as NOT suitable