Our Specialist Sit-In ATV Training Course
Specialist ATV Training
Contour Training are specialists in ATV training and have a wealth of experience with various different types of Sit-in ATVs including Polaris Rangers, Kawasaki Mules, Argocats, Softraks, Scot Trac and Hagglund BV206.
Our industry experience includes working with both public and private sector, construction and utility sectors, government organisations, local authorities, MOD and conservation groups. We have some of the most experienced Lantra Awards and NPORS trainers in the UK, many of whom are also highly experienced with all types of all-terrain vehicles.
When used correctly, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), are very versatile vehicles with a wide variety of uses, both for business and recreational operators. A range of attachments, including trailers, sprayers and spreaders, make them even more flexible and effective business tools.
But even the most experienced ATV drivers can find themselves in hazardous and potentially dangerous situations. Serious accidents can and do occur without proper training. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that ATVs are used only by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use, including towed equipment and attachments.
Our ATV training courses are accredited by nationally recognised awarding bodies LantraAwards and NPORS and are designed specifically to assist employers in complying with their health & safety requirements.
Our ATV training courses are accredited by NPORS and Lantra Awards. We can also arrange NPTC assessments if required. Course duration can vary depending on the operators previous experience with the machine, operators who have operational experience on the machine in question can be trained in 1 day and we can take 4 candidates per available machine
ATV Training Course Content
Duration: 1-2 day
Maximum delegates: 3 novices, 6 experienced.
Awarding bodies: NPORS, Lantra Awards
On successful completion of an ATV training course candidates will be able to:
- Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice
- Identify the risks associated with using an ATV
- Select and use appropriate PPE
- Understand the main causes of accidents on ATVs
- Identify the controls and components of the specific type of ATV
- 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
- Carry out a risk assessment and plan a route
- Operate the ATV safely on a variety of slopes and terrain
- Identify loading/towing capacities of the specific ATV
- Drive with loads and trailed equipment
- Load and secure for transport on the road
- Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road
- Identify track profile and weight transfer
- Load and unload ATV from trailer/lorry