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Defensive Driving & First Aid on the Road
course introduction

First Part: Defensive Driving

The need for Defensive Driving:
Defensive driving is essential to all organizations in order to maintain maximum safety for its employees and protect company fleet. Total loss or even less severe accidents cost a lot in terms of lives and money in addition to increasing the insurance premium. In today’s competitive markets the “zero accidents” reputation means a lot. Companies that are certified or aim to be certified for the OHSAS 18001 put defensive driving training as one of their first priorities. The defensive driving seminars conducted by Settec should give the participants the basics of defensive driving and will help in reducing the number of accidents.

Second Part: First Aid & CPR

This seminar aims at training people in different places, jobs, activities, age groups, and risk situations to deal with accidents in order to prevent the occurrence of deaths or chronic problems of the injured or affected personnel.

course objectives
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course content

First Part: Defensive Driving

  • Introduction
    • Defensive Driving Definition
    • Driver Attitude
    • Drivers classification
      • Professional / Aimer
      • Defensive / Offensive
    • Driving standards
  • Accidents (real case studies):

All accidents are demonstrated by drawing and videos

  • Road accident statistics in Egypt
  • Description & cause of accidents
  • Preventable accidents
  • Common driving errors
  • Excuses we give for accidents
  • Accident - following too closely (real case study)
  • Following distance rule
  • Reasons for junction collisions
  • Accident - drowsiness due to medication (real case study)
  • Drivers fatigue
  • Sleeping process
  • Avoiding HEAD ON collisions
  • Collision prevention formula

General causes of accidents

  • Driver qualifications
  • Driving tasks
  • Passenger and vehicle load
  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Braking systems
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Wheels & Tires

Accident Prevention & Driving Behaviors:

  • Using and changing lanes
  • Passing
  • Negotiation curves
  • Negotiation downgrades
  • Parking
  • Pedestrian interaction
  • Emergency equipments

Defensive Driving skills

  • Good driving skills
  • Safety devices fitted to your vehicle
  • Being prepared for road hazards
  • Scanning
  • Blind spots
  • Communicating
  • Distractions
  • Cell phones
  • Road rage prevention
  • Drinking & Driving
  • Driving at night Tips
  • Driver obligation list

Multiple choice exam

Pre-trip inspection

Road test:
Depending on the number of passengers allowed per vehicle, a road test is conducted for three or four participants per round. The total round takes two hours in which the participants drive in different conditions and are exposed to different situations. The behind the wheel participants comments on his actions to the instructor and the other participants in the vehicle. The commentary practical driving has proven to be very effective.

Second Part: First Aid & CPR


  • Define first aid
  • Steps followed to conduct first aid
  • Rights and duties when conducting first aid

Background information

  • Physiology and anatomy of different biological systems, and the vital signs (pulse, respiration, temperature, blood pressure)

Basic Life supports

  • The ABC steps
  • Air way obstruction handling
  • CPR


  • External hemorrhage, and internal hemorrhage

Ophthalmic (eye) injuries

  • Differentiate between different injuries, first aid, and prevention

Simple wounds and injuries

  • Dealing with simple wounds
  • cleaning and dressing

Practical training of the day

  • General examination
  • Vital signs
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Intramuscular injection
  • eye bandages
  • Performing CPR

Orthopedic injuries

  • Definition, types, diagnosis, first aid procedures, transporting, and ways of prevention


  • Definition, causes, first aid, and prevention of reoccurrence


  • Definition, causes, diagnosis, first aid, danger signs, and ways of prevention


  • Definition, causes, first aid, and prevention


  • Definition, causes, classification, danger signs, first aid, and prevention


  • Definition, causes and types, first aid, danger signs, and prevention


  • Definitions, causes, first aid, and prevention

Animal bites

  • Causes, first aid, danger signs, first aid, and prevention

Environmental emergencies

  • Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and exposure to cold


  • Types(Diabetic and others), management

Practical applications

  • Handling fractured personnel
  • Splints
  • Bandages
  • Heimlich
  • Maneuver
  • Revision for CPR
course target group

  • Drivers
  • Supervisors
  • Fleet manager
  • Vehicle maintenance engineers / supervisors
course handouts

  • Training handouts will be in Arabic
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course instruction language

  • Instruction language will be in Arabic
course instructor
  • Send three participants and take the fourth for free.
  • The fourth free participant will bare only the accommodation cost if registration is with accommodation.

Payment should be before the seminar

Egyptians: Cash or cheque in SETTECs name.
Non-Egyptians: transfer to SETTEC in the following account:
Bank name: Arab Bank
Bank address: 41 Abdel Razek El Sanhory, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Account name: SETTEC
Account number: 5006 - 482189 - 417
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