Driver / Operator Courses

We offer a wide variety of training courses for a diverse range of vehicles and job roles. Whether you’re a business looking to upskill your workforce or train new members of staff.

If an individual is looking to further their career or to offer new skills and services, or simply to learn to be safer and risk-aware, then we can help.

If you’d like some specific training tailored to your business, please do call Dave to discuss your requirements

All types of LGV driving assessments are offered. It’s worth noting that a third of all road accidents in the UK involve somebody who is “at work”, as an employer and a vehicle operator you have a legal duty to both minimise the risk and manage your work 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 One-Day Course

Duration: This course is divided into three main sections each 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 for the safe loading of goods vehicles.
  • The principles of safe loading and what types of loads are most likely to be handled and transported by your company.
  • This course is in-depth and covers the 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 the date is 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 from 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 One–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 the written English language is important to complete this course successfully.

This course is one-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.


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

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

  • What vehicle manoeuvres are necessary
  • Legal requirements
  • Can a reverse be avoided?
  • What people are at risk from reversing vehicles and can they be removed from the area?
  • Is the space to reverse inadequate 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 workwear including safety boots or shoes, a safety helmet, and either a 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 number of candidates per course. Please contact us for more information.


This course is intended for general use and is a basic slinger course. Slinging a load for lifting by hook will explain the basics of safe loading and the legal requirements of the 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 their normal working routine, and need to take some basic steps to prevent a lifting accident at work.

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

An understanding of the 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


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 a potential saving per truck of £2000 per year for trucks doing an average of 54,000 miles per annum!

Book your course today – Call Dave on: 07809 2829805 or email: