Trainers' Presentation Program               

Vehicle Construction Part 3 Vans

Vans - monocoque construction and component parts


This presentation offers the trainer an excellent resource to provide the student with logical instruction in the science of vehicle construction complete with the universal naming of component parts relevant to entrapment extrication rescue. Built for interactive presentation, the program is equipped with an electronic summary assessment facility, offering instant redirection to the appropriate section for revision and validation. it is accompanied with it's own student eBook which incorporates electronic self assessment and certification print out; or where the student fails the assessment, the program will inform them of the areas requiring revision.


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This training program offers a valuable resource as to the relevant construction of commercial vans suitable for the understanding and explanation of extrication procedures. The menu offers instant hyperlinked access to all sections of the program and access to an electronic notepad and internet access to resQmed's 'Sharing and Collection of Information' research and study site.     

The objectives are based on a logical understanding of van construction and components necessary to fully understand the extrication evolutions that are universally practiced by fire departments world wide.

The program begins with the construction of the small space van thats commonly used for local delivery service. 

The mid size space / combi van can be constructed for a serious of purposes ranging from delivery, utility and mini bus.

The construction of the flat front cab is vitally important as this design is prone to occasioning lower limb entrapment in a front end collision. 

Front end crash damage occasioning lower limb entrapment is highlighted and explained showing the offending areas of bodywork intrusion.

The 1.5 ton/ne straight mounted inline engine van is placed in a category of it's own as it holds it's own areas of peculiarity for entrapment extrication.    

 The 1.5 - 3 ton/ne bull-nosed van is the most common utility vehicle in use today. 

The front mounted engine is located side-on transversing the engine compartment offering a high degree of protection for the driver. Inevitably where the dynamic crash force causes bodywork intrusion trapping the driver, the bull-nose design will resist metal relocation to a large degree.  

The 3> ton/ne commercial van will be constructed on a rigid ladder chassis, which will reflect in the vehicles cab construction and  ground clearance.       

The see-through illustrations enables the instructor to explain the implication of cab construction with a high degree of clarity. 

Sliding side doors carry a degree of risk for rescuers where they need to be forcible opened and removed  

Seat design, installation and adjustment are very important factors associated with casualty orientation and removal. Additionally where seats need to be removed a knowledge of their installation can be very beneficial. 

 Seat construction and mounted safety systems are explained and fully illustrated.

The various types of cargo bulkhead construction are illustrated with  see-through graphics to give a high degree of clarity to the subject matter. 

The program is equipped with a summary assessment page that allows the trainer to validate the instruction and, where necessary, hyperlink back to the relevant area that needs revision.