4 x 4 - HGC Training

Training Courses

4 x 4

A range of training courses are available relating to 4x4 and trailer operation including:

  • 4x4 Professional Off Road Driving
  • 4x4 Professional Off Road Driving Corrective
  • Basic Trailer Handling
  • Health and Safety and Risk Management in Winching
  • Off Road Trailer Handling

4x4 Professional Off Road Driving

Course Objectives

To enable course members to:

  • Be able to carry out a risk assessment
  • Understand the main principles of driving off-road
  • Recognise the safe working environment for off-road vehicles on typical ground surface conditions
  • Be able to assess the suitability of any ground/route, before attempting to drive over it
  • Prepare and perform the necessary checks to ensure the safety of a vehicle off-road and on-road
  • Safely operate a vehicle in an off-road situation with a variety of typical ground surface conditions (slopes, Mud, obstacles, water)
  • Have an understanding of the dangers of vehicle recovery

Who is the Course For?

Any person who is/will be required to operate a 4X4 vehicle in an off-road environment. All trainees must be able to demonstrate that they are competent in driving normal vehicles in a road situation and hold a current driving licence. An individual assessment will be carried out and those reaching the required standard will receive the nationally recognised certificate.

Duration/Format

Two days (including evening session)

NVQ/SVQ Linkage

This course contributes towards Agriculture and Commercial Horticulture 1ACH8100, and Assisting in Road Haulage and Distribution Operations' NVQ Level 1 Unit 7.

4x4 Professional Off Road Driving Corrective (Code CLVF04X)

Course Objectives

To enable course members to:

  • Be able to carry out a risk assessment
  • understand the main principles of driving off-road
  • recognise the safe working environment for off-road vehicles on typical ground surface conditions
  • be able to assess the suitability of any ground/route, before attempting to drive over it
  • prepare and perform the necessary checks to ensure the safety of a vehicle off-road and on-road
  • safely operate a vehicle in an off-road situation with a variety of typical ground surface conditions (slopes, mud, obstacles, water)
  • have an understanding of the dangers of vehicle recovery

Who is the Course For?

Highly experienced 4X4 drivers who require a nationally recognised certificate as evidence of skills and knowledge. An individual assessment will be carried out and those reaching the required standard will receive the nationally recognised certificate.

Duration/Format

One day (classroom and practical)

NVQ/SVQ Linkage

This course contributes towards Agriculture and Commercial Horticulture 1ACH8100, and also ‘Assisting in Road Haulage and Distribution Operations' NVQ Level 1 Unit 7.

Basic Trailer Handling (Code CLVF06X)

Course Objectives

To enable course members to :

  • Understand the requirements of the Risk Assessment
  • Understand the legal requirements for towing trailers on/off the road either at work or privately
  • Appreciate the main causes of accidents and what can be done to avoid them
  • Gain knowledge of the different types of hitches in use, and what contributes to an ideal towing combination
  • Couple/un-couple a trailer safety and in line with the recommended DSA test method
  • Carry out all necessary checks prior to taking the unit onto the public highway
    • drive with a trailer
    • through a restricted entrance
    • round 90º turns
    • across the DSA test layout
    • stop the unit safety within a given distance

Who is the Course For?

  • Those wishing to update their skills in trailer handling and/or satisfy H & S legislation regarding the Safe Use of Trailers at work
  • Anyone required to take the trailer test for towing on the road
  • Anyone needing to tow trailers off-road as part of their work

Pre-requisites

A full driving licence (not provisional) with B entitlement.

Duration/Format

1 day, with option to carry on and take off-road element (1 day) and/or on-road element (1 day).

Health and Safety and Risk Management in Winching (Code CLVW01X)

Course Objectives To enable course members to:

  • Identify Health & Safety requirements and be able to carry out a risk assessment before using a vehicle mounted or hand operated winch and associated equipment.
  • Recognise and understand safe working practices for winching.
  • Prepare for and carry out the recovery of a vehicle in an off road situation or moving of an object from point A to point B safely including correct use of associated equipment and snatch blocks

Who is the Course For?

Any person who is or will be required to operate a hand or mechanical winch on or off the road. An individual assessment will be carried out and those reaching the required standard will receive the nationally recognised certificate.

Duration/Format

1 day

Off Road Trailer Handling (Code CLVF08X)

Course Objectives

Following this course, trainees will understand ;-

  • The legal requirements for towing off-road at work
  • The practical limitations of the towing vehicle
  • How to assess the risks involved
  • The need for thorough vehicle checks
  • The techniques required to tow safely off-road

Who is the Course For?

  • Those wishing to update their skills in trailer handling and/or satisfy H & S legislation regarding the Safe Use of Trailers at work
  • Anyone needing to tow trailers off-road as part of their work

Pre-requisites

Trainees must have competed Day 1, hold a full driving licence and a 4x4 Professional Off-Road Driving Certificate or equivalent.

Duration/Format

1 day

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Contact Information

For more information please use our contact form, or contact us at:

Mail: HGC Training, Nant-y-Glyn Isaf, Tafarn y Fedw, Llanrwst, North Wales, LL26 0NN, UK
Phone/Fax: 01492 640327    Mobile: 07801 491898
E-mail: e-mail HGC Training

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