The Sit Astride ATV training course from HW is suitable for candidates that are required to use a sit-astride ATV as part of their work. The course caters for both novices and experienced operators who simply require a skills refresher, with certification.
Used correctly, ATVs or quad bikes, are very versatile vehicles with wide variety of uses. With a range of attachments; trailers, sprayers and spreaders, this makes them an even more flexible and effective business tool.
Even the most experiences ATV drivers can find themselves in dangerous situations. Serious accidents do/can occur without proper training. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure ATVs are only used when employees have had the correct training in their safe use, including towed equipment and attachments. These regulations still apply if you are self-employed. The course covers the following topics:
- Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on Safe Practice
- Identify the risks associated with using a sit-astride ATV
- Select and use appropriate PPE
- Understand the main causes of accidents
- Identify the controls and components
- Understand the function of all instruments
- Carry out daily checks as indicated in the Operator’s Manual
- Carry out appropriate pre-start checks
- Identify and report any faults
- Start up and drive over a variety of terrain and ground conditions
- Carry out a ‘Failed Hill’ climb (full course only)
- Carry out a Risk Assessment and plan the route
- Operate the Sit-astride ATV safely on a variety of slopes and terrain (full course only)
- Identify loading/towing capacities
- Drive with loads and trailed equipment (full course)
- Load and secure for transport on the road (if appropriate)
- Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road
- Identify track profile and weight transfer
- Load and unload machine from trailer/lorry
£250.00 + Vat
Extra cost of hire of ATV if none can be provided.
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