Who is the Course For?
Suitable for all tractor drivers, both novices and experienced drivers in agriculture, amenity, forestry, industrial and horticulture industries.
· To be able to carry out a risk assessment of the tasks in hand
· Enter and leave the cab safely
· Understand the purpose and meaning of the instrumentation
· Understand the function of all controls
· Understand the hazards associated with some controls
· Start and stop the engine in a safe manner
· Be competent in driving a tractor in a forward and reverse direction
· Leave the tractor in a safe state
· Understand reasons for daily checks
· Competently perform checking of the lubrication, cooling, and air intake of the engine, perform
basic lubrication of the tractor and ensure the tractor is in a safe road going state
· Attach a mounted implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a mounted
· Attach a trailed implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a trailed
· Leave unattached implements in a safe state
· Correctly attach a PTO shaft between tractor and implement
· Attach the PTO shaft guards correctly
· Assess the minimum turning circle of the machine and the angle of the PTO shaft
· Carry out basic operations using tractor mounted loader
Duration/Format 1 to 5 days, dependent on the drivers experience and the sections to be included.
Classroom and practical
NVQ/SVQ Linkage · Contributes knowledge towards units where tractors are used, eg ‘Transport Mechanically’ and ‘Establish Crop by Mechanical Means’ at levels 1, 2 & 3 in Production NVQs/SVQs ‘Crop and Livestock’, Mechanised Field Crop’ and ‘Fruit Crop’.
· Also contributes towards NVQ level 2 and SVQ levels 2 and 3 in ‘Estate Maintenance’.
Instructor/Trainee Ratio Max: 1:4
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