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#1 29-08-07 21:11:09

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Pre drive checks

How extensive would you need to make a pre drive check 'list' for a company driver?

Would it depend on being with them for a day or an hour?

Tyres and wipers, lights, horn, damage, oil, fuel or the entire 26 list as per roadcraft?

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#2 30-08-07 05:45:38

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Re: Pre drive checks

Keep it simple, use 'POWDER'.

Petrol (or whatever fuel is used)
Oils (Engine oil, brake fluid etc)
Waters (Coolant, Screen wash)
Damage (esp after parking in a supermarket!)
Electrics (Bulbs)
Rubber (Wipers, Tyres)


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#3 30-08-07 12:09:48

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Re: Pre drive checks

Acronyms are a good memory aid.
We use "POWER" when classroom training on our log book system, no "D for damage" but I suppose that's not needed for novice drivers in private vehicles. (Aren't you supposed to hide damage from dad?  :evil: big_smile )

"W for Water" includes water for car occupants, fatigue on long trips is a major crash cause here in the NT.
("R for Rubber" includes "check the glovebox" which often raises a smile from some of my 16-year-old students, puzzled looks from others. I then say "just joking" and don't elaborate).

POWDER is a bit restrictive for heavy vehicles such as articulated trucks with their complex systems, I get my HV students to to systematic walk-round "clockwise from driver's door" and finishing with an inside-cab inspection (including any company paperwork required). What do UK heavy vehicle trainers do?


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#4 01-09-07 08:05:52

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Re: Pre drive checks

Isn't it powdery?
Petrol/fuel
Oil
Water
Damage
Electrics
Rubber
You!

And of course LEGAL!


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#5 01-09-07 16:48:24

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Re: Pre drive checks

Isn't it powdery?
Petrol/fuel
Oil
Water
Damage
Electrics
Rubber
You!

And of course LEGAL!

If you like!  But I think Roadcraft refers to POWDER.

It doesn't really matter whether POWDER, POWER, POWDERY or FLOWER is used, provided the right things are checked and it is kept fairly simple.

Nigel


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#6 16-09-07 13:06:14

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Re: Pre drive checks

We've just been asked to do 2 x 4 hour sessions by a university with their staff purely on pre start checks. Now thats going to take some doing to get it to last 4 hours!

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#7 16-09-07 14:49:17

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Re: Pre drive checks

Sounds as if they have been given a bit too much money for this academic year.  If you need any help parting them with it let me know! big_smile

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