What is the Defence Road Safety Advisor Course?

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train selected personnel to be competent and qualified in road safety and to maintain the Ministry of Defence Road Safety Campaign Programme.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Phase 3 personnel – minimum rank OR-6 or above and Civilian equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ service remaining.
  • Must hold an instructional qualification recognised and recorded on JPA/HRMS.
  • Must hold a valid GB issued photocard driving licence with at least a full category B (car) entitlement or national equivalent.
  • All students are to have one year’s driving experience.
  • All students are to have one year’s driving experience.
  • Highly recommended that students practice their presentational skills as the DRSA course students will deliver a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation as part of a syndicate.


Five (5) working days, with five (5) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

During the course students will be required to investigate road traffic collisions/incidents and learn how to advise and update Unit Commanders on road safety. Training will cover the importance of the distribution of road safety publications and educational and training material, and will visit other civilian and defence organisations. During the course students will be expected to meet the required standard in:

  • Providing advice on routing and signing of traffic circuits in a camp.
  • Provide continuation training such as various driving events, for example reversing round corners, road safety etc.
  • Advising on routing and signing of traffic circuits in camp area.
  • Complete post Road Traffic Accidents/Road Traffic Incidents documentation.
  • Understand and apply the accident reporting procedure.

Humberside Fire & Rescue Services provide a presentation which provides a full immersive training environment by the use of virtual reality goggles. This course provides students with an opportunity to enter the Annual Defence Safety Competition where previous winners have been recognised in making outstanding commitments to improving work-related road safety.

Qualifications Gained

Defence Road Safety Advisor Competency.


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