Courses Overview

Training and Mobility Solutions SA offers specialized courses starting at basic crash investigation and culminating in various other courses.
CRASH SCENE INVESTIGATION

Image_006This 5 day course will assist officers to recognize and record all pertinent physical evidence at accident scenes. Sketching, measuring, basic photography, roadway and vehicle evaluation are part of this dynamic course.

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BASIC CONCEPTS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATION WORKSHOP

Image_004This introductory workshop is presented in a 3 day workshop and includes comprehensive training and a reference colour manual for each participant. Some of the aspects covered during the training are, the Legal requirements relating to accidents, National Road
Traffic Act, Information from road, vehicles and people, Photography, Measuring and drawing of the scene.

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CRASH SCENE INVESTIGATION: 1

Northwestern logoTogether with Northwestern University we offer the most comprehensive program of its kind. This course is based on the latest edition of J. Stannard Baker’s Traffic Crash  Investigation Manual, and provides an in depth study of the skills needed to systematically investigate traffic crashes and recognize critical evidence at the crash scenes.

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CRASH SCENE INVESTIGATION: 2

northwestern2carscrashsceneThis course builds upon topics examined in Crash Investigation 1 and provides the student/investigator with greater knowledge of the information available at the crash scene and how to properly collect and initiate interpretation of that information.

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I AM INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC CRASH. WHAT NOW?

Image_025A 1 day Workshop focusing on the understanding of responsibilities and duties of a driver when involved in a traffic crash – their rights and responsibilities.

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEMS

Image_051This course deals with the basics of setting up and using a monitoring and evaluation system for a project or an organisation. It will also demonstrate how the external environment, the levels of an organisation, the team and the components of an individual are interrelated in a dynamic and systemic way. The success of an individual depends on his/her awareness, knowledge and the ability to manage successfully these interdependent forces, stakeholders and processes.

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CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Image_061Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people with the skills they need to effect change within their communities. These skills are often created through the formation of large social groups working for a common agenda like reducing the carnage on our roads. All project implementation should follow a community-driven approach, which embraces the idea that people can be empowered through enhancing their personal capacity and self-worth. This makes them aware of their potential to meet their needs, through participation and ownership of road safety issues in their community.

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MATHEMATICS FOR CRASH INVESTIGATION

Image_023This course is designed to provide a background and understanding in the mathematical literacy requirements. Where the learner progresses with confidence through the levels, and grows in an insightful use of mathematics in the management environment and applications that provide insight into the more complex traffic crash investigation field.

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GIVING EVIDENCE IN A COURT OF LAW

Image_027This course is designed to build capacity and confidence and to enable the officials to apply the principles in a criminal justice context. A lot of emphasis is placed on the practical training in a court room where cases are assimilated and discussed.

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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE AND THE RISKS ON THE ROAD

This course will enable any official to identify hazardous substances, monitor situations and react accordingly. It takes the legislation and requirements into consideration, as well as driver and operator requirements with regards to the transportation of dangerous goods.

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APPLICATION AND RESPONSIBILITY IN RESPECT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY IN THE WORK PLACE

Image_049In this course emphasis is placed on Occupational Health and Safety, the endorsement of an active approach to the elimination and mitigation of hazards and appropriate precautions and the maintenance of those precautions and procedures within the working environment.

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OVERLOADING OF HEAVY GOODS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES

Overloading is currently seen as an extremely important aspect to ensure an acceptable level in road traffic, 12with the emphasis on road safety on the urban and rural road networks.Overloaded vehicles are a safety hazard and with the increasing competition more and more vehicles on our roads are travelling exceeding the permissible mass or which are un-roadworthy as seen in the latest high crashes that were aired over the news.

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TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS AND GOODS LEGALLY

There is various legislation applicable to this category of operators which must not be read in isolation.13This module is designed for any operator whether you are a heavy vehicle operator or driver or a minibus taxi operator or long distance operator crossing the borders of SA.It will inform you of requirements and legal obligations of operators and drivers in terms of the conveyance of passengers and goods in terms of the various legislation.

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USE COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES EFFECTIVELY

Image_055This course is a must in any organisation. It will build capacity and skills in the much needed area of communication and Officials will be able to demonstrate an understanding of a range of oral and written communication techniques.

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ROAD SAFETY INFRASTRUCTURE AUDITS

Image_017A Road Safety Audit process focuses on the contribution of the road elements to accidents. By identifying the potential safety problems during the early stages of a project, the design can be modified or changed at low cost, thus eliminating potential accidents. As the management of accident risks is a long term strategy, it requires corporate support. The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of Road Traffic Safety Management and Engineering.

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SAFETY EXAMINATION OF VEHICLE AT THE ROAD SIDE

In order to maintain a state of driver fitness and motor vehicle road worthiness on the roads in the Republic 17of South Africa, Traffic officials need to be trained to stop motor vehicles on a routine basis in order to examine driver information, documentation and to physically inspect motor vehicles, and when necessary issue notices of prosecution.

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ROAD SAFETY INTERVENTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS TO REDUCE CRASHES

Image_020This will enable officials to identify and decide on the appropriate intervention and campaigns to prevent road crashes. Individuals are responsible for ensuring that the resources are used correctly and for maintaining records for the unit.

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TRANSPORTATION AND COMPLIANCE OF ABNORMAL LOADS

Image_043The movement of abnormal loads is a specialized field and without the necessary knowledge and skills, traffic officers will not be able to effectively enforce the law. This could open the field for abuse by operators who will try to gain a competitive advantage by not conforming to permit conditions or by operating without permits. The training for traffic officers in the field of abnormal loads is therefore seen as a necessity.

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STATEMENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORT FORMS

Two crucial areas in any incident or accident that are always incomplete and where many cases are lost and crucial information lost is the completion of the Accident Report form and making a statement.In terms of the National Road Traffic Act (Act No 93 of 1996) (NRTA), a driver must report his/her involvement in an accident within 24 hours of its occurrence to the nearest Municipal/Metro Police Traffic Department (MMT) office or South African Police Services (SAPS) station. In most cases, the details of the accident are recorded on the specially designed Accident Report (AR) form.

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ROAD INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Incidents are a major source of both highway congestion and safety problems. Incidents are estimated21 to cause approximately half of all traffic delay. For these reasons, the establishment and use of good Road Incident Management (RIM). Effective transportation system management and operations depends on the aggressive management of temporary disruptions (caused by traffic incidents, work zones, weather, special events, etc.) in order to reduce the consequences of these disruptions and return the system to “full capacity”.

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APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS TO IMPROVE ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE

Image_063This Course is crucial in any organisation and is intended as an introduction to corruption and anti- corruption initiatives in the Public Sector. It gives all employees an understanding of the codes of conduct and the values. Emphasis is also placed on high ethical risks related to the organisation and possible mechanisms and strategies to prevent and detect in order to influence a sound ethical culture that will ensure compliance and improve performance.

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CONDUCTING BASIC ROAD TRAFFIC SAFETY RESEARCH

Image_067This Unit standard provides road safety practitioners and managers with skills to access new knowledge and information from outside of their existing contexts and experiences in particular in regard to road traffic safety management It is designed for anyone who wish to conduct some research especially focusing within the Road Traffic Safety Management environment or any other research in order to reduce crashes and report on their findings in the correct manner.

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UNDERSTANDING THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND RELATED LEGISLATION

The main purpose of this course is to understand the National Land Transport Act and the process of 24transformation and restructuring of the national land transport system in the country. The rules and principles which control and regulate the behavior of operators in this taxi industry.

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UNDERSTANDING THE LEGISLATIVE SYSTEM

This course will give delegates an opportunity to acquire the competencies relevant to the regulatory 25_2framework for traffic law enforcement officials. A large amount of the traffic officer’s functions and duties are legally driven.
The traffic officer’s activities are governed by relevant sections from a number of different Acts. This standard will provide the overarching understanding of legislation that is not directly traffic related but without which a traffic official will not be able to conduct law enforcement.

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VEHICLE DYNAMICS

Image_013Dynamics is the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of bodies and the action of forces in producing or changing that motion. Vehicle dynamics covers the dynamics relating to objects involved in traffic crashes.

MEASURING AND MAPPING

Image_046Often you are presented with specialist reports about motor vehicle accidents. Many times, no matter what the technical issue happens to be, a diagram of the accident scene will be included, and is assumed to be both “ to scale “ and very precise.

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WORKPLACE SAFETY INVESTIGATION

Image_058It will give learners the total understanding of the legislation that applies to occupational health and safety. the impact that non-compliance would have in the workplace and understand the inspection protocols applicable to the workplace. gathering evidence and report or review current practices within the organisation in regard to safety.

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