How Can You Safely Operate a Civilian Armoured Vehicle?

Civilian armoured vehicles are a specialised security asset. It takes skill, knowledge and care to operate them in the safest possible manner. It is up to YOU as a driver and fleet manager to do all you can to keep you and your passengers safe.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will understand and be able to explain:

  • Safety

    Understand and accurately describe what is safety and who is responsible for safety

  • Physical Characteristics of an Armoured Vehicle

    Distinguish between the different major physical characteristics of armoured vehicles as compared to soft skins vehicles

  • Vehicle Modifications

    Consider the effect on safety due to the modifications that are made in order to produce an armoured vehicle

  • Safety & the Unique Mobility Characteristics of the Armoured Vehicle

    Understand how to safely manage the unique mobility characteristics of the armoured vehicle

  • Pre-Deployment Safety Check

    Understand and apply a quick 10 minute pre-deployment safety check

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Safe Operational Use of Civilian Armoured Vehicles

  • 2

    Who is Armoured Consulting ?

  • 3

    Introduction to Safe Operational Use of Civilian Armoured Vehicles

  • 4

    Lesson 1: Safety

  • 5

    Lesson 2: Armoured Vehicles are Different to Soft Skins

    • Lesson 2.1: Armouring and Vehicle Size

    • Lesson 2.2: Weight Considerations

    • Lesson 2.3: Upgraded Brakes, Suspension & Tyres

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 2

  • 6

    Lesson 3: Changes in the Drivability and Safety of the Vehicle

    • Lesson 3.1: Braking Performance

    • Lesson 3.2: Brake Failure - The Movie

    • Lesson 3.3: Centre of Gravity

    • Lesson 3.4: Driver Mobility Awareness

    • Lesson 3.5: Vehicle Rollovers

    • Lesson 3.6: Focus and Attention While Driving

    • Lesson 3.7: Near Misses - The Movie

    • Lesson 3.8: Seat Belts

    • Lesson 3.9: Good Vision - ALWAYS!

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 3

  • 7

    Lesson 4: Safety Checks

    • Lesson 4.1: Safety Checks of Tyres

    • Lesson 4.2: Tyre Side Wall Condition

    • Lesson 4.3: Handling a Tyre Blow Out

    • Lesson 4.4: Checking Tyre Pressures

    • Lesson 4.5: Tyre Pressures – The Movie

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 4

  • 8

    Lesson 5: Daily Safety Checks

    • Lesson 5.1: Daily/Start of Mission Safety Checks

    • Test Your Learning From Lesson 5

  • 9

    Summary and Credits

    • Summary and Thanks for Participation in the Course

  • 10

    Next steps

    • Congratulations! Here's What's Next

    • Before you go...

Duration of Course

The course consists of a number of video lectures. You are welcome to look through these at your pace. There are also a number of quizzes throughout the course to help you assess your knowledge and retention of the important information. Overall, the course should take you less that one hour to complete.


Quickly learn the key aspcts of how best to operate a civilian armoured vehicle in a safe manner. Safe for you and ALL your pasengers for whom you are responsible.