Lesson 1:  Comply with relevant legal documentation requirements.

  • Legal concepts are defined and their responsibilities explained in terms of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996. 

  • The meaning and function of each component on warning signs and documents are explained

  • Danger warning placards, specific to the substance loaded on the vehicle and inspection for the correct fitting on the vehicle. 

  • All relevant statutory documents required and placed in the designated space. 


Lesson 2:  Apply safety and standard operating procedures during loading and off-loading

  • Information and relevant sources explained to ensure safe handling of classified goods and substances. 

  • Duties of the driver before proceeding on route, in terms of SANS 10231.

  • Standard Operating Procedures (relating to the class of substance/goods and related equipment) are adhered to in order to prepare the vehicle for loading and off-loading. 

  • Personal Protective equipment, suitable to the class of substance is worn during loading and off-loading

  • Safety equipment and procedures suitable to the class of substance used during loading and off-loading. 

  • The nine hazard classes and the properties of the class of substance transported are explained. 

  • The concept of compatibility is explained as it relates to dangerous goods. 

Lesson 3:  Apply safety procedures in the event of an incident.

  • Information extraction from the tremcard/treccard or other relevant sources utilised to implement the appropriate response in the event of an incident. 

  • The correct fire extinguishing equipment is utilised in the event of an incident. 

  • Personal protective equipment suitable to the class of substance is worn in the event of an incident. 

  • Safety equipment suitable to the class of substance used in the event of an incident. 

  • Incidents are reported according to the requirements of SANS 10231. 

Lesson 4: Comply with the requirements of SANS 10231 in terms of behaviour on route.

  • Driving style is adopted in order to maintain load quality and avoid incidents during transportation. 

  • Duties on route in terms of SANS 10231 are adhered to at all times.