Hazardous Area training can be useful if you need to know how to drive a bus or other vehicle in the snow regions.
How to get Hazardous Area training
Hazardous Area training is separate to your heavy vehicle licence. This training focuses on the skills to control a bus or heavy vehicle in Hazardous Areas such as the snow fields.
What is hazardous area training
Hazardous Area training is required for drivers of buses with more than 12 seats (including the driver) who wish to drive in areas of the Victorian Alpine region, which in the interests of public safety have been proclaimed as ‘hazardous areas’ for a pre-determined period within the snow season.
How do I obtain Hazardous Area training?
To obtain Hazardous Area training, you must hold a current heavy vehicle licence. If you do not meet this requirement, speak to our office about obtaining an appropriate licence class for your requirements.
What will be in the assessment for the Hazardous Area training?
The assessment will cover skills such as securing the vehicle with chains, driving in a forward direction within a Hazardous area as well as a knowledge test. For the forward direction driving, such skills will be assessed. They are:
- Controlling speed
- Changing of gears
- Using and controlling signals
- Brake control
- Vehicle positioning on the road
- Judgment of distance and speed of traffic
- Observation of other road users and adjusting your driving according to their actions.
What jobs or occupations will use Hazardous Area training?
A number of occupations or job roles find Hazardous Area training to be valuable. The main occupations / jobs roles are:
- Hazardous Area Bus Driver
- Hazardous Area Delivery Driver.