Driver / Operator Courses

We offer a wide variety of driver and operator training courses for a diverse range of vehicles and job roles. Whether you’re a business looking to train new staff or upskill your current workforce, or an individual looking to further your career or offer new services in your trade, or just want to learn to be safer and risk aware, then we can help. If you can’t find a course to suit you or your business on this website, please call us to discuss our tailored training.

All types of LGV driving assessments are undertaken. It’s worth knowing that a third of all road accidents in the UK involve somebody who is “at work”. As an employer and vehicle operator you have a legal duty to both minimise the risk and manage your workplace vehicles and their drivers. As an employer are you fully aware of your legal obligations including the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007? Please call for further advice and reassurance on how to fulfil your legal duties.


Safe loading of vehicles 1 day course

Duration: this course is divided into three main sections each with three sub-sections covering:

  • The Principles and legal requirements
  • The Vehicle
  • The Load

Location: Customer’s premises. Predominantly hands on practical work, with a suitable vehicle and load available.

Course Content
  • The basics and legal requirements of safe loading of goods vehicles.
  • The principles of safe loading and what types of loads most likely to be handled and transported by your company.

    This course is in-depth and covers roping and sheeting of a flatbed vehicle, if required.

All trainees must have the appropriate safety equipment, which must include:

  • Hi-Visibility waistcoat or Coat
  • Safety Boots or shoes
  • Suitable working Gloves

Once the training is booked and date confirmed, the instructor will contact you to ensure that suitable load securing equipment is available.

The cost of this course is on application with a maximum of 12 trainees per course. Upon completion of the course, a certificate will be issued.


Drivers Daily Walk – Round Check and defect reporting

It is a legal requirement of the operators’ licensing system that vehicles are serviceable and meet the roadworthiness requirements. As part of that roadworthiness, a robust and meaningful pre-user inspection must be carried out. This course is a one-day course and is in-depth, aimed at both the new and experienced drivers in the industry. Many drivers benefit doing this course before doing their Driver Periodical CPC, or Initial Module 4 Test, a suitable vehicle and PPE is required.


Course content:
  • Legal Obligations (driver & Operator)
  • Effect on the ‘O’ Licence
  • Items to be Inspected
  • The Inspection routine & process
  • Penalties for not compiling to these requirements
  • Fix penalty Notices.

A part of this course required practical demonstration and a suitable vehicle must be available.

A maximum of 10 delegates, and the cost is on application.


Yard Shunter Training 1 – Day Course.

This course is aimed at Individual shunter drivers who require tuition to operate shunter vehicles or move LGV vehicles within a yard area. This training covers from novice to experienced and can be tailored to suit an in-house operation.

All training is on-site covering operational, legal requirements and safety matters. Both Classroom and in-cab training provided with certification and ID card on completion.

All candidates are graded – Basic, intermediate and refresher. A suitable vehicle and classroom will be required to complete the training and PPE must be available.

An understanding of written English language is important to complete this course successfully.

This course is 1 day for up to 2 candidates – depending on experience. A basic graded driver will require 1 day per person.Please contact us for further Information and Cost.


Banksman

This course is required if you either reverse or intend to reverse vehicles within the workplace. Nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work, occur while the vehicle is reversing. Many other accidents also occur while vehicles are reversing, but most occur at low speeds and are preventable. Some basic simple steps could prevent such reversing accidents from happening.

To compile with current legislation, it is essential that any business that has vehicles reversing within its premises or property, whether it be your own vehicles or third party, must have a competent Banksman.

Candidates will be shown how to work though such questions as:

  • What vehicle manoeuvres are necessary
  • Legal requirements.
  • Can the need to reverse be avoided
  • What people are at risk from reversing vehicles and can they be removed from the area.
  • Is the space to reverse in adequate for the vehicle and operation?
  • What system of communication to use with the driver.
  • Could the workplace be modified to make the operation safer

Candidates will be shown a practical demonstration of controlling a vehicle in a confined space, a suitable vehicle must be available and candidates must have the appropriate work wear including Safety boots or shoes, safely helmet and hi-visibility waistcoat or jacket.

On completion of the course a certificate will be issued

This course is 6 hours with up to 8 candidates, times are approximate and depend on the amount of candidates per course. Please call for more information and cost.


Slinger

This course is intended for general use, and is a basic slinger course in slinging a load for lifting by hook and will explain the basics of safe loading and the legal requirements of safe lifting of loads.

Candidates will be shown a practical demonstration of basic slinger techniques and the use of lifting tackle, covering the correct use and inspection of lifting tackle. This course is suitable for those people that need to load/Unload with a crane as part of there normal working routine, and need to take some basic simple steps to prevent a lifting accident at work.

A suitable vehicle/lifting equipment and classroom will be required to complete the training and PPE must be available.

An understanding of written English language is important to complete this course successfully

This course can be incorporated with the Banksman course please call for more details and costs.


Fuel-Efficient driving courses for LGC operators

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Aimed at LGV operators and drivers that are serious about reducing their fuel costs directly.

Max no: 2 candidates

Duration: 1 day

Details: requires a suitable vehicle and a place to conduct classroom work and video. There is the potential saving per truck of £2000 per year for trucks doing an average of 54000 miles per year!

Book your course today – Call Dave 07809 2829805 – Or email dave@ults.co.uk