Fuel Transportation Driver
Fuels can be dangerous and explosive meaning that they need extra care when being loaded, unloaded and driven. A fuel transportation driver has a great responsibility to follow strict Health and Safety regulations for the duration of handling and transporting these fuels around the airport and aircrafts. Drivers must be aware of issues regarding the separation of dangerous goods and emergency response.
- Handling, loading and unloading dangerous fuels.
- Driving with fuel bowsers´.
- Aware of health and safety regulations
- Good communicator
- Positive Attitude
- Reasonably fit
A good level of literacy and numeracy is required, and a HGV driving licence. Companies often require candidates to have previous experience; however some companies can provide training to the right candidate.
Dependant on the Airport, Fuel Drivers will be expected to work between the times in which an Airport has aircrafts entering and departing - at the majority of Airports this will cover a 24 hours operation. Fuel drivers often work 40 hours a week in shift patterns, including overnight, early morning, weekends and bank holidays.