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. But even the most experienced ATV riders can find themselves in hazardous and potentially dangerous situations. Serious accidents can and do occur without proper training.
Training is a legal requirement. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that 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.
- Comply with Legal requirements with an emphasis on Safe Practice
- Identify the risks associated with using an ATV
- Select appropriate P.P.E.
- Identify the Controls and Components
- Understand the function of all instruments
- Carry out Daily Checks as indicated in the Operator’s Manual
- Carry out appropriate Pre-Start checks Identify and report any faults
- Start up and ride over a variety of terrain and ground conditions
- Carry out an 'Emergency Stop' without locking the wheels
- Carry out a failed hill climb
- Operate the ATV safely on appropriate slopes
- Identify loading/towing capacities
- Secure a suitable load and drive over appropriate terrain
- Safely hitch a trailer or trailed implement and manoeuvre through a defined course
- Perform ‘after-use’ maintenance
- Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road
- 1 to 2 days depending on trainees experience
Lantra or Training Group Certification