Severe Weather & 4×4 Operating Course

Course Details

Title: Severe Weather & 4×4 Operating
Product Code: TFT_SW_4x4 operating
Type: Training Course – TFT Certificate of Competence
Duration: 1 Day

This course enables the trainee/operator to understand the principles of driver/operator best practice & the implementation of control mea­sures in the safe day-to–day operation of varying types of vehicles, varying severe weather conditions & to realise the possible hazards & health & safety implications of its use.

This course is for the 4×4 operator who uses the vehicle in all weather conditions & varying terrain, not necessarily in an off-road scenario, but in an urban environment, city or town.  Off-road driving is also covered.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course each trainee will have been given the infor­mation enabling him/her to:

  • Identify health & safety requirements and be able to carry out a risk assessment before operating any 4×4 vehicle
  • Comply with legal requirements emphasising safe best practice
  • Correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Start a flat-powered vehicle utilising jump leads or a booster pack
  • Identify and report faults
  • Prepare the vehicle for the task at hand
  • Understand their own capabilities
  • Understand the vehicles capabilities; including any additional equipment, such as raised air-intake, winches etc
  • Carry out an assessment of the weather conditions for any such task
  • Understand the risks involved in driving/operating in severe weather conditions
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