Off Road Vehicles

training_certificateDENOTES CERTIFICATE

Certificate in Basic Training.
Suitable for 4×4 users in all industries and work environments.

• Agriculture
• Construction sites
• Forestry
• Golf/Country clubs
• Industrial sites
• Leisure complexes
• Local authorities
• Shows and events
• Stables/Farms
• Recreational off-road driving


• The vital features of 4 x 4s and essential maintenance
• How to ensure the safety of yourself and others
• how to assess slopes and other off-road hazards
• How to drive safely and get the best from your vehicle in different off-road conditions


For details of these and other courses

call or e-mail

Tel: 01851 672467




Used correctly, off-road vehicles, or 4 x 4s, are very versatile, with a wide variety of uses. Use with trailers make them even more flexible and effective tools for both business and recreation. But experienced off-road drivers can find themselves in dangerous situations. Serious accidents can and do occur without proper training.

Training is a legal requirement if you drive off-road for business purposes. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that 4 x 4s are driven only by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use, including with trailers. If you are self-employed, the regulations still apply.








A 1 day course which covers the items below for a maximum of 3 people

• Principles of off-road driving
• Recognising safe environments for off-road vehicles
• Assessing ground conditions and route against own driving ability
• Safety checks and maintenance
• Driving in a variety of typical off-road conditions, including slopes, mud, water and obstacles
• The dangers of certain manoeuvres and why they should not be attempted.

training_certificate4×4 PROFESSIONAL  OFF-ROAD DRIVING

A 2 day course which covers the items below for a maximum of 3 people

• Vehicle knowledge
• Emergency procedures, including jacking
• Pre-start checks and vehicle preparation
• Correct move-off and driving procedures
• Use of 4-wheel drive and other traction aids
• Vehicle positioning and route planning
• Driving in a variety of off-road situations
• Check prior to returning to the road.


A 1 day course which covers the items below for a maximum of 3 people

• Safety checks and maintenance of towing vehicle and trailer
• Weight limits, correct axle loading and load security
• Recognising the hazards of towing and the main causes of accidents
• Principles of driving safely, including reversing
• Assessing of route and ground conditions when towing off-road
• Awareness of the driving test requirements for towing a trailer.