Off-Road 4 x 4 Training

Low angle shot of off road vehicle parked on dirt road in countryside. SUV on country road.

Negotiate all types of terrain with our Off-Road 4 x 4 Training.

Off Road 4 x 4 Training is for drivers who are engaged in forestry, construction, environmental, engineering and communications work, using a 4 X 4 vehicle is a necessity. Whether it be to transport equipment or to gather samples, the need to understand how to get the best from your vehicle and understanding it’s safety features is important. Most Off-Road incidents occur when a driver, through lack of confidence and training changes their mind during a manoeuvre. Many incidents result in a vehicle turning over with severe consequences. It is therefore prudent to ensure all drivers of such vehicles understand the capabilities and limitations of their 4 X 4. This course contains both a theory and practical element.

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 includes the company vehicle as a place of work and states that ’every employer shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees’.

Who should attend?

Drivers who are required to take their vehicles off road either regularly or occasionally.

Off Road 4 x 4 Training Course Objectives

  • To enable the driver to operate their vehicle safely and with confidence.
  • To minimize the risk of injury in the performance of their duties.
  • To reduce damage claims and maintain brand image.
  • To raise driver awareness, concentration and observation skills

Course Programme

A short theory session outlining the design features of the 4X4 vehicle, covering the on and off road abilities of such a vehicle. A practical session in the drivers own vehicle demonstrating how to negotiate all types of terrain, such as hill climbing, steep descent, traversing, gullies, pits and how to recover a beached vehicle.

Pre Course Requirements: A full licence for their vehicle category. One representative vehicle per two drivers

Certification:

Each participant will be assessed on their driving techniques.

A completed driver risk assessment form for each participant will be supplied to their employer along with a certificate of attendance.

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