Whether you’ve been driving tractors for years, or you’re learning for the first time, our training courses can teach you all you need to know.
Without proper tractor training, serious accidents can and do occur when work involves tractors. Therefore, your employer should provide adequate training, to ensure that all tractors and equipment are operated safely.
As well as the tractor training courses below, we can also offer Instruction Days for Novice Operators. Just call or email us for more details.
Preparation and maintenance; safe procedures and observation; safe driving and handling of tractors; hitching and maneuvering with trailer implements; fitting and operation of PTOs; hitching and maneuvering with mounted implements; basic use of a tractor mounted loader
Course participants will learn the following skills:
- Legal aspects relating to tractor use: Legal obligations relating to driving on public highways
- Familiarisation with machine controls
- Tractor driving and handling, mounting and dismounting, starting procedures, stopping and safe parking, clutch, control, driving techniques (forward and reverse), use of side brakes and differential locks in difficult and varying driving conditions, PPE, helmet and STC boots
- Maintenance – workshop, pre-start checks, daily maintenance, warning lights, buzzers and other safety features.Oil, water and fuel levels, lights, tyres and engine stop control, pedal operation
ARE THERE ANY PER-REQUISITES?
You must be at least 16 years of age to undertake the training and assessment. Participants should supply own Personal Protective Equipment.
DURATION – 1 Day
ACCREDITATION – Cosgrove Safety Training Certification Recognised and Accepted Through Out Ireland.