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Agricultural Tractor

This course will give you an understanding of the responsibilities to operate a Agricultural Tractor in a Construction Environment. Become a trained operator of an agricultural tractor by completing this practical and theory training course.

Categories: , , Tag: Awarding Body: CPCS | In House | | NPORS Product ID: 22422


Our tractor driver training course is suitable for all tractor drivers including novices and experienced drivers in agriculture, amenity, forestry, industrial and horticulture industries. Our course will allow you to develop and expand where necessary on the skills and knowledge required in order to operate the tractor safely and competently.

Tractors are versatile pieces of machinery due to the ever expanding types of attachments available for them, making them valuable tools within many different sectors. It is important to use the tractor correctly to ensure that accidents do not happen, so gaining relevant training, and even updating your knowledge and skills if you are a more experienced driver, is invaluable. Please speak to the office regarding the experience of the trainees as this will dictate how many days training is required.

Our tractor driving training and assessment course has experienced instructors who will guide you through the training to make sure that you are able to use the tractor safely and with confidence, and that the key fundamentals of driving, loading and Health and Safety are covered. Once you have successfully carried out this course you will receive a certificate of training for tractor driving. The course can last from one to five days depending on the experience of the trainees and the course being delivered.

On completion of the course you will 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 implement.
  • Attach a trailed implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a trailed implement.
  • 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.

What You Will Learn:

    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Preparing for Work
    • Travelling and Manoeuvring
    • Setting up for Work
    • Working Tasks
    • Completing Work
    • Shutting Down
    • Theory Test Learning.
    • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator,
    •  Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the machine to be used
    •  Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions  Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
    •  Set up exclusion zone
    •  Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
    •  Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for agricultural tractor use
    •  Prepare the agricultural tractor for use
    •  Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
    •  Attach and set trailers, mounted and PTO drives ready for operation
    •  Operate machinery safely and efficiently
    •  Environmental considerations
    •  Storage and transport of implements and attachments
    •  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
    •  Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Course Accreditation

We offer courses accredited by the following competence schemes:

CPCS – The Construction Plant Competence Scheme is the most widely recognised industry body, and some organisations require that their operatives hold a CPCS competence card as standard. At SB Skills we offer the CPCS A33 lorry loader training course.  On successful completion of the course all delegates will be awarded a Red Trained Operators card valid for 2 years.  Delegated can undertake the Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ to enable them to upgrade this card to a Blue Competency Card.

NPORS – The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme also meets legislative requirements. It commonly operates in the construction, demolition, and rail industries, and it offers a cheaper alternative to the CPCS scheme.  On successful completion of the course all delegates will be awarded a Red Trained Operators card valid for 2 years.  Delegated can undertake the Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ to enable them to upgrade this card to a Blue Competency Card.

In-House – Many tractor operators will have additional roles and competencies within the business, which means that they will need additional health and safety training. At SB Skills we are happy to customise a training course so that it meets all of the safety requirements of your business. Call us and see how we can

Who should attend?:

Delegates of all levels of ability and knowledge can attend our courses as we deliver full foundation training through to testing only.

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