Profession private chauffeur

Private chauffeurs transport their employers to a particular destination safely and on time. They use navigation devices to reach the destination in the shortest time possible, advise on weather and traffic conditions and comply with legal driving regulations.

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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.

  • Passenger transport regulations

    Have knowledge of passenger transport conventions and regulations.

  • Geographic areas

    Know the geographic area in detail; know where different organisations carry out operations.

  • Health and safety measures in transportation

    The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to health and safety measures intended to prevent accidents or incidents in transportation.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • Mechanical components of vehicles

    Know the mechanical components used in vehicles and identify and resolve potential malfunctions.

Skills

  • Drive vehicles

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

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards

    Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.

  • Tend to passenger belongings

    Handle passenger belongings; assist elderly or physically challenged travellers by carrying their luggage.

  • Operate GPS systems

    Use GPS Systems.

  • Provide private transport services

    Perform private transport services ensuring compliance with all applicable requirements. Ensure that consideration is given to the performance of this work with the aim of providing the best possible service to clients.

  • 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.

  • Park vehicles

    Park motorised vehicles without compromising the integrity of vehicles and safety of people.

  • Work in shifts

    Work in rotating shifts, where the goal is to keep a service or production line running around the clock and each day of the week.

  • Ensure vehicle operability

    Keep the vehicle clean and in roadworthy condition. Ensure regular maintenance of the vehicle and provide valid official documents such as licenses and permits where appropriate.

  • Read maps

    Read maps effectively.

  • Perform defensive driving

    Drive defensively to maximise road safety and save time, money, and lives; anticipate he actions of other road users.

  • Drive in urban areas

    Drive vehicles in urban areas. Interpret and understand transit signs in a city, the regulation of traffic, and the related common automobility agreements in an urban area.

  • Follow verbal instructions

    Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.

  • Maintain vehicle appearance

    Maintain vehicle appearance by washing, cleaning and performing minor adjustments and repairs.

  • 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.

  • Tolerate sitting for long periods

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

  • 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.

  • Lift heavy weights

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

handle delivered packages clean vehicle interiors local geography maintain concentration for long periods wash vehicles provide first aid operate radio equipment make reservations drive automatic car transportation methods tolerate stress demonstrate professional attitude to clients assist disable passengers perform services in a flexible manner analyse ways to reduce travel time execute vehicle maintenance stay alert