All terrain vehicle handling (sit astride)

There is a perception that these machines are “fun toys” and are easy to drive, in reality you require a high level of skill to drive and handle an ATV safely and competently in differing off road situations.

Duration

  • 1 day if experienced
  • 2 days if inexperienced

Followed by an assessment at a later date.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be aged 16 years or over and be physically fit and able to complete the tasks involved.
  • Candidates must provide their own PPE.
  • The course must take place on your site and with your equipment.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Legal requirements
  • Safe driving techniques
  • Function of controls
  • Daily maintenance routines
  • Pre-start checks
  • Driving an ATV with a trailer
  • Driving around a specified course and on slopes
  • Safe parking
  • Potential dangers of driving on rough terrain and slopes
  • Cleaning and checking of the ATV
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