The Emergency Response Driver Course
5 Day Course
The Emergency driver course is an accredited course. It has been designed for to give those involved in pre-hospital care, who require the knowledge and skills to drive in response to an emergency. This includes those acting as a driver at events, those employed in a private ambulance service. The course will provide the vital skills and knowledge to ensure the safety of those travelling in an ambulance or response vehicle either on or off the road.
It is a 5 day course. Spread over two sessions to allow the candidate to become familiar with the driving system.
The delegate must have reached 21 years of age prior to the commencement of the course and held a full UK driving licence for a minimum of 3 years. If the person has any motoring convictions then please discuss with the trainer prior to enrolling on the course.
Course Aims and Objectives
By the end of the course the delegate will be able to:
- Assess the need to use blue lights
- Drive in a progressive manner in a variety of conditions
- Drive using the “Roadcraft” system of control
Accreditation and Certification
The course is accredited by the AoFAQ and refresher training should be conducted three yearly with yearly updates.
- Knowledge of the laws and rules of the highway code
- Assessing the need to use blue lights
- Safe emergency driving
- Driver attitude
- Observation skills
- Use of the roadcraft system of driving
- The law and the use of blue lights
- Reversing and manoeuvring
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