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Key Features

Gain peace of mind
Meet  your ‘duty of care’ obligations

Safety culture within your business
Raise a general driving safety awareness culture

Designed for the professional driver
Progressive off-road training specifically designed for the professional driver

Reduce fleet operating costs
Through improved driving skills, lower fuel consumption, reduced insurance premiums and maintenance/repair expenditure.

Environmentally friendly
Off-road training can improve driving techniques so there is less damage to the countryside, vehicles and equipment.

Sustainable improvement in off-road safety
Ensures a continual improvement plan – giving a sustainable improvement in off-road safety performance.

4×4 driving is probably the most fun you can have at 5mph! However, on a serious note, for many people, driving is often the most dangerous work-related activity they undertake. For some, it is the main purpose of their job.

Driving 4×4 vehicles professionally, particularly off-road, presents additional challenges, including driving on unfamiliar surfaces such as grass, mud and/or rocks; and controlling the vehicle on steep gradients and through water.

Many of the techniques required to drive safely off road are counter-intuitive to drivers who have not been trained by experts. In addition to improving safety, training can help reduce operating costs, lower fuel consumption, and reduce maintenance and insurance costs.

Our portfolio of practical and theory-based training courses are designed with the professional driver in mind and are fully accredited by RoSPA.  The courses sit in our training framework allowing individuals to progress from a basic level to our in-house trainer qualification, enabling employers to help meet ‘duty of care’ obligations under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998).  Here is our course portfolio, what do your staff need?

DriveTech will help you to identify your 4×4 driving risks and recommend the optimum training to build your off-road capability. Our progressive training portfolio is accredited by RoSPA.  You can receive training at one of our many training venues conveniently located around the UK.  Alternatively, we can arrange for a trainer to meet you at an appropriate venue of your choice.  

Training is delivered typically up to a ratio of three drivers to one trainer.  We provide comprehensive driver feedback, written course reports and certification for auditing purposes.  

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Available Courses

DriveTech will help you identify your 4×4 driving risks and recommend the optimum training to build your off-road capability. Our progressive training portfolio includes the following RoSPA-accredited* courses:

Courses

Description

To introduce drivers to the handling characteristics and the technology associated with a 4×4 vehicle. The course focuses on the use of 4×4 technology to assist drivers when negotiating normally benign terrain such as roads and tracks that are affected by inclement weather conditions.

A one-day RoSPA accredited course that provides basic information, guidance and tuition for those unfamiliar with off-road driving. The course focuses on the principles and practice of driving off-road safely. The course emphasises the health and safety aspects of driving off-road.

This course follows on from the Professional 4×4 Off-Road Driver – Basic and is also RoSPA-accredited. It provides a progression in the principles and practice of off-road 4×4 driving. The aim is to build on the basic principles by introducing trainees to more challenging terrain, environment and situations throughout the course.

Our “In-house” trainer course is designed for experienced off-road 4×4 drivers whose management require off-road 4×4 training to be delivered to other employees within their own organisation, this course does not qualify individuals as independent off-road trainers. The course is accredited by ROSPA, and delegates successfully completing the course will receive the appropriate certification. The qualification lasts for three years, when delegates need to re-qualify.

The course gives delegate’s the basic knowledge and skills to drive ATVs safely on level ground and rough terrain. The course is suitable for those with or without ATV driving experience and who are required to use ATV or UTVs as part of their daily tasks. The courses are RoSPA-accredited and an appropriate certificate will be provided on successful completion of the course.

This course follows on from the basic course allowing trainees to further hone their skills whilst learning new ones on a more challenging terrain with laden machines or machines fitted with ancillary equipment. The course is suitable for those who have passed the basic course. This course is RoSPA-accredited and an appropriate certificate will be provided on successful completion of the course.

This RoSPA-accredited course aims to give delegates the knowledge and practical experience to drive safely on sand and shingle surfaces, e.g. those found in coastal areas. This course is seasonal and location dependant, please check with us for availability. This is an ideal course for delegates who need to traverse beaches and foreshores on a regular basis as part of their job.

The course gives delegates the knowledge and skill to use a winch safely during the course of their work, particularly recovery or self-recovery of a vehicle that has become stuck while travelling off-road. The course emphasises the health and safety aspects of operating winches and using ancillary equipment.

The second course in this progressive programme, also RoSPA accredited, aims to enhance the skills learnt on the basic course. It will broaden the delegates knowledge of winching theory and allow them to practise on more advanced winch pulls allowing them to use winching equipment to its maximum potential reducing the need to call out professional recovery technicians.

Off-road driver training in action

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