Defensive Driver Training – Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Apr 14, 2021 05:31:49 AM

Client: DNO Iraq 
Place of performance: Kurdistan region of Iraq
Date and duration: February & April 2017
Value of contract: Confidential  


In 2004 DNO entered the Kurdistan region of Iraq and was one of the first International oil companies in the region, it has been in a leading position in its composite reserves and practical production, it is reputedly on track to be the foremost mineral producer and local workforce employer in Kurdistan. 


Restrata delivered a targeted approach to learning and development which took the form of a bespoke development program specifically designed for DNO HSE employees to become Driver Assessors. The program supported individually the learning and development of some 160 local and international drivers operating 4×4 vehicles on site. Restrata created standalone supportive documentation to assist with Monitoring, Assessing and Reviewing. Restrata further supported the project by supplying a Master Driver Trainer who worked very closely with DNO HSE to achieve a successful outcome to the project.  


The course structure was conducted in two separate learning modules, included Dedicated Assessor Learning and Personal Development, as well as Targeted Driver Assessments and remedial learning and development 4×4 attitude. The course elements involved the creation of Participant’s Guidance Notes & Course Workbook and the development of an Assessor report form that could be used for the 21st Century learning and development’s needs and risk profiling of all drivers.  

Theoretical elements: 

A Power-Point workshop presentation covering all the elements contained in the OGP  365 (Oil& Gas Producers) guidelines on transport safety defensive driver training and development. 

Practical road elements: 

A mixture of On and Off – Road driving and assessments conducted on a 3 students to one Instructor ratio: Appropriate use of Speed, Timing & Smoothness of Braking, Hazard Recognition & Observation, Hazard management and Seat belts, Maintenance of Safety Margins, Following Distances On and Off – Road, Observation of Traffic Signs, Observation of Driving Conditions, Parking & Maneuvering, Use of the 4×4 Gearbox, Attitude, Loading of the vehicle. 

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