Flashcards in Crew safety - PN210 Deck (13)
How often are routine vehicle checks carried out?
• change of watch
• whenever there is a change of riders
What action should be taken if a vehicle needs to traverse soft uneven ground?
Crew members dismount and act as 'lookouts' observing the wheels for signs of sinking
In what circumstances should a driver attempt to negotiate a low structure or obstruction?
Under no circumstances unless there are crew members acting as lookouts
Who has overall responsibility for crew safety on an appliance?
Vehicle driver and oic
What act grants exemption to firefighters wearing seat belts while donning PPE?
The road traffic act 1982
When will the shutter warning system activate?
When the handbrake is realised and a shutter or door is open
How does the shutter warning system notify crew members?
An audible 'warning door ajar' and 2 lights above drivers head
What should be done if the shutter warning system has activated?
• The vehicle should be stopped
• handbrake applied
• physical check of all lockers and shutters by crew to confirm they are locked
If there is doubt to whether a vehicle can progress on soft or uneven ground what should be done?
The vehicle should return to the highway via the same route - reversing all the way if necessary
What should be done if a vehicle becomes bogged down?
• No attempts to free it
• contact brigade control and await recovery
Where can the vehicles dimensions be found?
• In the operators handbook
• on a plate in the driving area
In what instance does a seat belt malfunction become a code 1 defect?
• either seat belts of front cab
• if available rear seat belts drops to 2