Our RoSPA accredited Off Road 4×4 driving professional users course is designed for all drivers who need to use their vehicles in off road situations at work.
Off-Road Driving – H&S and risk management training
4×4 vehicles come under PUWER, requiring drivers to have undergone adequate training. For the purpose of off-road driving, the RoSPA accredited 4×4 training goes above and beyond this requirement and is designed to prepare drivers for using their vehicles in a wide variety of terrain. If drivers are required to drive on-road, we recommend our 4×4 familiarisation course followed by the one day off-road training to more properly prepare drivers for their tasks, and in the use of the equipment for health and safety purposes.
Cost: From £270-£1000/candidate, depending on number of candidates and venue.
Duration: 2 days
Venue: One of our approved 4×4 sites:
- Cumbria (10 minutes from the M6)
- Borders Scotland (accessible from the central belt and north east England)
- Wales (40 minutes from Cardiff)
- Devon (45 minutes from M5, Exeter and Launceston)
- Gloucestershire (35 minutes from Gloucester and Swindon)
- Suffolk (ideal for Cambridge, Norwich and Peterborough)
- Yorkshire (close to York and Leeds)
We also have several other venues available across the whole of the UK, and may be able to run the training from your venue - please get in touch.
Certification: RoSPA accredited Professional Off Road Driving Operator
This course is designed for all drivers who are expected to use their 4×4 vehicle off road, and is ideal for any delegate who has not previously had professional training in 4×4 use and risk assessment.
All training is restricted to a training ratio of 1 trainer to no more than 3 trainees. We can train up to 12 drivers/day depending upon instructor availability.
The RoSPA accredited 4x4 course covers:
- The vehicle – it’s capabilities and limitations
- The environment – reading terrain and safe techniques for all off road situations
- Off road technology – differential locks, ABS, Descent controls and Traction Control
- Common additions to off-road vehicles
- Hill Ascents and Descents
- Failed Ascent Recovery (due to loss of power/loss of traction)
- Skid avoidance and handling
- Ensuring clearance
- Regaining traction
- Cross Axle situations
- Common off-road hazards
- Safeguarding the environment
- Health & Safety legislation for off-road drivers (PUWER & HSAW)
- Controlling and ensuring a safe working environment while off road
If your drivers have previously undertaken off-road training they may be eligible for the RoSPA accredited 1 day experienced operator course.
All training is run by our RoSPA certified 4x4 Instructors. Where courses include on-road training, instructors will also be DVSA ADIs.
If you want to know anything else about off-road driving at work, please do get in touch.