Four Wheel Drive Driver Training

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Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1-2 days

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Price: £0.00 + VAT
Duration: 1-2 days
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This training course has been designed for candidates whose duties necessitate driving a Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle on public roads and in light situations off road. Candidates must be in possession of a full car licence. (If licence obtained after January 1997 require B+E)


The course aims to develop an individual’s skills to effectively operate four wheel drive vehicle competently off highway driving and general vehicle control techniques. Successful candidates should have a sound knowledge of the techniques required to assess, plan and drive safely in off road situations.


Course content
  • Drivers duties and responsibilities
  • Legal requirements (road traffic act/highway code)
  • Vehicle capacity and rating information
  • Vehicle introduction, operation and controls
  • Vehicle preparation and safety
  • Ground assessment and route planning
  • Gear selection (use of transfer box)
  • Slope negotiation techniques
  • Failed and stalled hill starts
  • General off highway driving techniques and limitations
  • Water fording techniques (where applicable)
  • Vehicle safety when returning to the carriageway
Optional training available if requested
  • Trailer inspection, rating and safety
  • Safe coupling and uncoupling of trailers
  • Load stability and securing techniques
  • Manoeuvring and reversing of trailers
  • Self recovery techniques
  • Recovery training video
  • Winching equipment, inspection and applications
  • Winch safety, rating and set up
  • Winch operation
  • Winching Techniques
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health & Safety At Work Regulations 1999
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Highway Code