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

Knowledge

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Load cargo

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

  • Manage cash transportation

    Manage the appropriate and safe transportation of cash.

  • Provide secured transportation

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

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • Maintain vehicle delivery documentation

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

  • Adhere to transportation work schedule

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

  • 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.

  • Keep time accurately

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

  • Identify security threats

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

  • Use modern electronic navigational aids

    Use modern navigational aids such as GPS and radar systems.

  • Handle delivered packages

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

  • Drive vehicles

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

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • Ensure regulatory compliance concerning distribution activities

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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