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Waterproofing Training Driver Branch

Waterproofing Training Driver Branch

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Key information


To enable Drivers to prepare waterproofed vehicles and equipment and carry out recovery tasks in the amphibious environment.

NOTE: Waterproofing is only taught on vehicles in service with the RM.

Course Details

  • Day 1 – Waterproofing requirements, theory and principles, practical ramp driver training in controlled “ deep water” environment (Dip Tank Training  Facility)
  • Day 2 – Practical instruction on waterproofed components followed by practical waterproofing vehicles
  • Day 3 – Practical fording to and from and LCU on the beach, fording in 1.5 metres of water by day and dark-hours
  • Day 3 – Practical Beach Recovery, and practical tests
  • Day 4 – Stage C and D maintenance, practical de-waterproofing and post ford servicing followed by an end of course discussion

Drivers gain practical experience operating waterproofed vehicles and equipment before, during and after an amphibious exercise/operation.


Drivers holding category B and C+E equivalent and current driving experience.

  • Category B – Car Light Vehicle
  • Category C & E – Heavy Goods Class 1

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