Profession armoured car driver

Armoured car drivers drive the armoured car to transfer valuable items, such as money, to different locations. They never leave the car. They work in cooperation with the armoured car guards who deliver the valuables to their final recipients. Armoured car drivers ensure vehicle security at all times by following company policies.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Social
  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Effective perception of transport environment

    Know the local transport topography, including roads, traffic hotspots, and alternative routes to reach a destination. Use knowledge to transport the vehicle to its destination in the most time and fuel efficient manner, and minimising safety risks.

  • Security threats

    Types of threats to public and private security such as unauthorised entry, aggressive behaviour, molestation, robbery, theft, assault, kidnapping, murder and public demonstration.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

  • Load cargo

    Gather goods to be transported and place them in a transportation vehicle.

  • Practice vigilance

    Practice vigilance during patrol or other surveillance activities in order to ensure safety and security, to look out for suspicious behaviour or other alarming changes in patterns or activities, and to respond quickly to these changes.

  • Keep time accurately

    Measure the passage of time, often with the assistance of a clock or stopwatch.

  • Stay alert

    Stay focused and alert at all times; react quickly in the case of unexpected events. Concentrate and do not get distracted performing a task over a long period of time.

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance concerning distribution activities

    Meet the rules, policies and laws that govern transportation and distribution activities.

  • Use modern electronic navigational aids

    Use modern navigational aids such as GPS and radar systems.

  • Control the performance of the vehicle

    Understand and anticipate the performance and behaviour of a vehicle. Comprehend concepts such as lateral stability, acceleration, and braking distance.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Provide secured transportation

    Manage secured transportation of cash or other valuable cargo, like securities, jewellery or important individuals.

  • Handle delivered packages

    Administer delivered packages and ensure that they all reach their destination in time.

  • Identify security threats

    Identify security threats during investigations, inspections, or patrols, and perform the necessary actions to minimise or neutralise the threat.

  • Adhere to transpiration work schedule

    Adhere to assigned work schedule as prepared by the transportation company.

  • Maintain vehicle delivery documentation

    Ensure that vehicle delivery documents are made up accurately and on time.

  • Manage cash transportation

    Manage the appropriate and safe transportation of cash.

  • Drive vehicles

    Be able to drive vehicles; have the approapriate type of driving license according to the type of motor vehicle used.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure vehicle operability liaise with security authorities handle surveillance equipment operate radio equipment prepare transportation routes unload cargo provide first aid react calmly in stressful situations manage theft prevention analyse road traffic patterns coordinate transportation handle conflicts deal with aggressive behaviour ensure compliance with types of weapons comply with the principles of self-defence read maps apply advanced driving techniques manage major incidents

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