Transportation methods

Description

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and optimal work strategies.

Alternative labels

methods of transport
methods of transportation
movement of goods or people by air, rail, sea, or road
transport methods
transportation principles
movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
movement of people or goods from one location to another
transportation procedures
movement of goods or people
movement of people or goods

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Transportation methods is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Paramedic in emergency responses: Paramedics in emergency responses provide emergency care to sick, injured, and vulnerable persons in emergency medical situations, before and during transport to a medical facility. They implement and oversee the transfer of the patient in connection with transport. They provide assistance in acute situations, implement life-saving emergency measures, and monitor the performance of the transportation process. As allowed by national law they may also provide oxygen, certain drugs, the puncture of peripheral veins and infusion of crystalloid solutions and perform endotracheal intubation if needed for the immediate prevention of threats for the life or health of an emergency patient.
Freight inspector: Freight inspectors determine if freight is secure and comes with the proper documentation. They inspect, manage and document freight shipments while verifying that the content comply with local, national and international regulations.
Dangerous goods safety adviser: Dangerous goods safety advisers inspect and make transport recommendations in line with the European regulations regarding the transport of dangerous goods. They may advise on the transport of dangerous goods by road, rail, sea and air. Dangerous goods safety advisers also prepare safety reports and investigate safety infringements. They provide individuals with the procedures and instructions to follow during the loading, unloading and transporting of these goods.
Move manager: Move managers coordinate all the resources and activities comprised in moving services. They work together with clients to define the requirements of the service and adapt it to their demands. They manage communication with shipping companies, planners, and movers to assure compliance, business efficiency, and client satisfaction.
Hospital porter: Hospital porters are professional healthcare assistants who transport people on stretchers around the hospital site, as well as and items.
Transport engineer: Transport engineers design and set the engineering specifications for the construction and development of roadways and transport infrastructure. They apply engineering concepts and knowledge for developing sustainable and efficient modes of transportation ranging from roads to canals, railways, and airports.
Purchase planner: Purchase planners organise the continuous supply with goods out of existing contracts.
Move coordinator: Move coordinators envision all the activities required for a successful moving. They receive briefings from the client and translate them in actions and activities that assure a smooth, competitive, and satisfactory moving.

Optional knowledge

Transportation methods is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Logistics and distribution manager: Logistics and distribution managers take decisions on logistic services, operations and provisions. They take internal and external variables into consideration for effective and successful organisational logistic services. They give appropriate support to all the activities of the supply chain from the beginning to the end. These professionals organise the storage and distribution of goods and ensure that the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at a good cost.
Water traffic coordinator: Water traffic coordinator manage the movements of a vessel in ports and waterways. They ensure the efficient deployment of vessels of a shipping company.
Civil engineer: Civil engineers design, plan, and develop technical and engineering specifications for infrastructure and construction projects. They apply engineering knowledge in a vast array of projects, from the construction of infrastructure for transportation, housing projects, and luxury buildings, to the construction of natural sites. They design plans that seek to optimise materials and integrate specifications and resource allocation within the time constraints.
Stevedore superintendent: Stevedore superintendents supervise and monitor the freight handling and longshore labor in a dockyard to maximise productivity. They manage the loading and unloading of cargo and monitor the safety of the work area. Stevedore superintendents may also investigate incidents and prepare accident reports.
Private chauffeur: Private chauffeurs transport their employers to a particular destination safely and on time. They use navigation devices to reach the destination in the shortest time possible, advise on weather and traffic conditions and comply with legal driving regulations.

 


 

References

  1. Transportation methods – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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