Trailer Towing Training


Learn the skills of safe Trailer Towing

The purpose of this Trailer Towing training course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence in safe trailer towing.

Programme Objectives

  • To increase concentration, observation and anticipation of risk for drivers of trailer towing
  • To help eliminate unsafe driving practices and improve driver attitudes and awareness
  • To enable drivers to implement the principles of Safe Driving with Trailers
  • Contribute to the prevention of accidents

Programme Content Theory Session

Approximately 90 minutes Jeep & Trailer Information on the following:

  • Max length of trailer / Max length of trailer & jeep
  • Braking System
  • Subject to weight & length of trailer
  • Overall train weight (permitted)
  • Side space, turning into tight junctions
  • Weight of load in relation to weight of jeep
  • Tail swing / jacknife & why it happens
  • Trailer Lights
  • Parking Safely
  • Safe loading and securing of loads – Safety Triangles

Trailer Towing Training Practical Session

  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Driving with trailer in busy areas
  • Negotiating roundabouts / Overtaking / Parking
  • Reversing in a straight line for reasonable distance
  • Reversing to the left and to the right
  • practice until comfortable with manoeuvre using over the shoulder and mirrors method
  • Emergency braking both loaded and unloaded
  • Safe approach to inclines/slopes

Performance Assessments:

On completion, each participant will receive a detailed personal report upon completion of the course, constructive feedback, course material and a certificate of attendance.

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