No matter how much you drive, backing up can be a challenge. People who drive for work may drive forwards for tens of thousands of miles/kilometers in a year, but may only back up one or two miles/kilometers in the same period! This fact, combined with other issues such as speed, poor visibility and driver distraction result in the fact that approximately 25% of vehicle accidents happen while vehicles are backing up.
In this course, you will learn safe backing techniques applicable to all types of vehicles, as well as best practices for specific types of vehicles and work situations.
- Explain the actions to take before backing up in a vehicle.
- Recall the basic steps for safe backing.
- Summarize the situations where a spotter should be used.
- Describe how a driver and spotter should interact.
- Recognize the purpose and contents of a traffic control plan.
- Summarize the recommended practices for backing up fire apparatus and ambulances.
- Before Backing Up
- Safe Backing Basics
- Backing Up Trucks, Fire Apparatus and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Vehicles
Municipalities, transportation companies, commercial drivers, fire services, emergency medical services
Accessible, audio, mobile