Tractor & Trailer

The Tractor & Trailer 4×4 Course will provide the trainee with good knowledge of how the tractor works and of its gearing ratios and capabilities.

Hitching and steering with the trailer gives great perception in size and dimensions and gives appreciation of stability, crushing and blind spots which, all combined, compliment in making a safe operative.


The basic course syllabus includes…

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & ACOPS
Operatives Responsibilities – PPE – Area Hazards
Pre-start Checks – Controls – Hydraulic Devices – Gearing Systems
Ground Stability – Safe Working Loads – Attachments
Manoeuvring – Stop / Start – Hitching Trailer
Dimensions – Trailer Type – Observation
Practical Use in the Workplace
Pre-use Test
Practical Test
Theory Test
Course closing summary


As with all our courses, we will adapt the course to suit the experience and number of candidates on the course, which may affect the duration.

Refresher Course: 1 day
Novice Operative Course: 3 days

Instructor Machinery Ratio

This course has an instructor – trainee – machinery ratio of…

3 x Trainees
1 x Instructor
1 x Tractor & Trailer

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