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4x4_off_road4×4 Off Road Driving

Course Objectives

  • Carry out a risk assessment
  • Understand the main principles of driving off-road
  • Recognise the safe working environment for off-road vehicles on typical ground surface conditions
  • Assess the suitability of any ground/route, before attempting to drive over it
  • Prepare and perform the necessary checks to ensure the safety of a vehicle off-road and on-road
  • Safely operate a vehicle in an off-road situation with a variety of typical ground surface conditions (slopes, mud, obstacles, water)
  • Have an understanding of the dangers of vehicle recovery

Who is the course for?

Any person who is/will be required to operate a 4×4 vehicle in an off-road environment. All trainees must be able to demonstrate that they are competent in driving normal vehicles in a road situation and hold a current driving licence. An individual assessment will be carried out and those reaching the required standard will receive the nationally recognised certificate.

Certification

Lantra Awards Certificate

Duration/Format

Two days (including evening session)

Course Content

  • Vehicles
  • Preparation of vehicle for off-road
  • What can go wrong
  • Practical preparation of vehicles
  • Familiarisation
  • Hill use including traversing
  • Tramlining
  • Obstacles and crossing ruts, etc
  • Are you stuck? (Regaining traction)
  • ‘V’ shaped gully
  • Route planning
  • Recovery techniques
  • Off-road to on-road
  • Cadence braking and power braking
  • Water
  • Descending slippery hills
  • Avoiding ‘bellying’
  • Vehicle control
  • Assessment & Conclusion

Facilities/Equipment Required

  • 4×4 vehicle complying with safety regulations and in a well maintained state
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Overalls
  • Wellington boots
  • Wet weather clothing
  • Tyre pressure gauge
  • Operators instruction books for own machinery
  • Camera (optional)

Prices

2 day course – £390+VAT

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

• 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00

• 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund

• 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund