Agricultural Tractor & attachments
This course is essential for personnel who are required to operate Agricultural Tractors in the course of their daily work.
In line with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employees must be aware of the hazards and risks involved when using equipment. This course is designed to enable operators to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to safely operate a wheeled agricultural tractor and trailer.
Objectives By the end of the course the candidates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and performance in compliance with their duties in relation to the Health & Safety at Work act 1974, Management of Health and Safety Regulations , Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, PPE regulations , HSE guidance in the use of Agricultural tractors and in company procedures.
- Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
- Use of manufacturer’s handbook to identify safety, operating and maintenance information.
- Carry out all pre-use and running checks, recording and fault reporting.
- Travel the machine over varying types of terrain, including rough and undulating ground.
- Manoeuvre the tractor and trailer in confined areas both forwards and backwards.
- Correctly couple and uncouple trailers and other attachments using the correct sequence.
- Identify the trailers rated capacity.
- Monitor loading and safe discharge of loads (tipping trailers only).
- Correct shut down and securing procedures.
Aims of the course
To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to safely operate tractors coupled to trailers and other attachments.
The theory part of the training which is approximately 30% of the course will be delivered in a classroom environment, which will be tutor lead. The remaining 70% of the course will be practical based.
Assessment Candidates will complete both theory and practical tests as set by LANTRA Awards
Duration Dependent upon experience