Profession carriage driver

Carriage drivers tranport passengers in horse-drawn carriages. They ensure passengers' safety and care for the horses.

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Knowledge

  • Animal behaviour

    The natural behavioural patterns of animals, i.e. how normal and abnormal behaviour might be expressed according to species, environment, human-animal interaction and occupation.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

Skills

  • Ensure passenger comfort

    Ensure the safety and comfort of train passengers; help passengers to get on and off the train using any mechanical aids as necessary. Respond to passengers requests and pursue maximum customer satisfaction.

  • Harness horses to carriage

    Hitch the horse(s) to the carriage by correctly fastening the reins and rigging ropes.

  • Assist passengers

    Provide help to people getting in and out of their car or any other transportation vehicle, by opening doors, provide physical support or hold belongings.

  • Tolerate sitting for long periods

    Have the patience to remain seated for long periods of time; maintain an appropriate and ergonomic posture while sitting.

  • Obey traffic rules

    Follow traffic signs, lights, signals and rules to ensure safe transportation.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Drive carriage

    Handle a horse-drawn carriage by instructing the horses through use of the reins and spoken commands.

  • Focus on passengers

    Transport passengers to their destination in a safe and timely fashion. Provide appropriate customer service; inform passengers in the event of unexpected situations or other incidents.

Optional knowledge and skills

provide care for horses process payments groom animals drive in urban areas provide customers with price information clean horse's legs train horses assist disable passengers transport horses ensure vehicle operability