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Drivers Briefing

DRIVERS BRIEFING

Drivers Briefing

·        Drivers briefing must be held with all the drivers (and co-drivers) before commencement of a 4x4 Route or departing for a 4x4 venue.

 

Discussion Points to be Covered in the Briefing:

1.    Identify the Trail Leader           …………………………………………..

2.    Identify the Safety Officer       …………………………………………..

3.    Identify the Tail Gunner           …………………………………………..

4.    Note the time of departure                ……../…………

5.    Estimate the time of completion       ……../…………

6.    Safety Measures ( Safety Officer to note)

a.   Recommended Speed

b.   Following Distance

c.    Position in Convoy

d.   Identify procedure to be followed in the case of a breakdown and person responsible for assistance.

e.    ONE person in control of any recovery.

                          i.    If you are not part of the recovery, stay clear to avoid possible injury

f.     Wear your seatbelt at all times, except for water crossings

g.   Windows halfway closed, when driving side angles > 30degrees and open for water crossings

h.    Tie down any loose items in your 4x4

i.      Do not attempt obstacles you are not comfortable with, or use the escape route. Inform the Trail Leader of your decision.

j.      If you do not make the obstacle after the 3rd try, use the escape route

k.    Damage the trail, your will fix it

l.      If uncertain, ask for help

7.    No Co-Driver, no trail driving for Grade 4 and Higher

8.    29 MHz radio is essential for safety and trail management 

9.    Minimize the environmental impact on the trail by lowering tyre pressure according to suggested levels for 4x4 route. Failure to comply will put you at the rear of the convoy by instruction of the Trail Leader.

    
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