Sit-Astride ATVs (Quad Bikes)

Used correctly, ATVs, or quad bikes, are very versatile vehicles with a wide variety of uses. A range of attachments, including trailers, sprayers and spreaders, make them even more flexible and effective business tools.

Even the most experienced ATV riders 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 ATVs are used only by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use, including towed equipment and attachments. If you are self-employed, the regulations still apply.

Who is the course for?

Suitable for users in a wide range of industries and work environments, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Golf courses
  • Leisure complexes
  • Outdoor shows and events
  • Construction sites
  • Forestry
  • Industrial sites
  • Local authorities
  • Parks and gardens

Course content

Learn to use the ATV to its full potential:

  • Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice
  • Identify the risks associated with using an ATV
  • Understand the main causes of accidents
  • Identify the controls and components
  • Understand the function of all instruments
  • Carry out daily and appropriate pre-start checks
  • Identify and report any faults
  • Operate an ATV safely on a variety of slopes and terrain
  • Identify loading/towing capacities
  • Drive with loads and trailed equipment
  • Load and secure for transport on the road (if appropriate)
  • Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road

Duration

This is a two-day course with an additional 1.5 hour assessment by an independent assessor.

Qualification

This training leads to an industry recognised qualification from NPTC or Lantra.

Prices

Quad bike training: £250
Lantra assessment and registration: +£50
NPTC assessment and registration: +£150

Dates

Courses run throughout the year. Please contact us for information on the next available courses. Tel: + 44 (0)1952 815324

Contact

For further information, course dates, and to book, please contact:

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