Trailer Driving Course
The H&W LANTRA trailer handling course is suitable for people both looking to wishing to satisfy health & safety legislation regarding ‘Safe Use of Trailers at Work’, and/or simply those looking update their skills for day to day trailer towing (e.g. for towing horse boxes, woodchippers etc).
The basic trailer handling course covers the following:
- Legal requirements for use of a road trailer
- The main causes of accidents
- Towing vehicle and trailer combinations and set-up
- Essential vehicle and trailer safety checks
- Correct coupling and un-coupling procedures
- Loading and nose weight checks
- Vehicle/trailer stability and security
- Handling techniques including reversing
- Assessment of individual performance and feedback
This course is also suitable for anyone required to take the trailer test for towing on the road, and to tow trailers off-road as part of their work.
This course is run over 1 day (including assessment) for a maximum of up to 4 people per course. A 2 day course is also available which combines both basic and off-road trailer towing training.
Please contact us for more information
FUNDING OPTIONS :
- Modern Apprenticeships (MA) – working for you from day one apprentices gain the skills you need to increase productivity. SDS will make a contribution to training costs and a learning provider can organise the training for you if required.
- Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) – employers get an incentive of up to £2,000 –depending on criteria – to take on a Modern Apprentice who has had a barrier to employment in the past or is unemployed.
- Flexible Training Opportunities (FTO) – businesses with existing staff of up to 150 employees can get up to 50% of training costs reimbursed up to a maximum of £5000 for 10 training episodes. FTOs aim to help smaller firms weather the recession.
- Low Carbon Skills Fund – Businesses who train their staff in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, can access up to £500 each towards a maximum of 25 training experiences