Sit-Astride ATVs (Quad Bikes) including Loads and Trailed Equipment - Novice Operator

Sit-Astride ATVs (Quad Bikes) Training Photo

Sit-Astride ATVs (quad bikes) are very versatile vehicles with a range of attachments including trailers, sprayers and spreaders making them an effective and flexible business tool. However even the most experienced ATV (quad bike) riders can find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation, and without the proper training serious accidents can occur.

Our sit-astride ATVs (quad bikes) – including Loads and Trailed Equipment course has experienced instructors who will guide you through the training to make sure that you are able to use the sit-astride ATV (quad bike) 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 sit-astride ATVs (quad bikes) – including Loads and Trailed Equipment.

Who is it for?
Our sit-astride ATVs (quad bikes) – including loads and trailed equipment course is for anyone who uses a sit-astride ATV (quad bike) as part of their work. This two day course is for learners with little experience, however if you are a complete novice you may need three days.

Sit-Astride ATVs (Quad Bikes) Training Photo2 What will you get from it?

  • Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice.
  • Identify the risks associated with using a sit-astride ATV (quad bike).
  • Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Understand the main causes of accidents.
  • Identify the controls and components.
  • Understand the function of all instruments.
  • Carry out daily checks as indicated in the operator’s manual.
  • Carry out appropriate pre-start checks.
  • Identify and report any faults.
  • Start up and drive over a variety of terrain and ground conditions.
  • Carry out a ‘failed hill’ climb (full course only).
  • Carry out a risk assessment and plan the route.
  • Operate the sit-astride ATV safely on a variety of slopes and terrain (full course only).
  • Identify loading/towing capacities.
  • Drive with loads and trailed equipment (full course).
  • Load and secure for transport on the road (if appropriate).
  • Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road.
  • Identify track profile and weight transfer.
  • Load and unload machine from trailer/lorry.

Course sessions:

  • Accident prevention
  • What is an ATV?
  • Daily/Safety checks
  • Possible problems
  • Route planning – risk assessment
  • Familiarisation with instruments and controls
  • Starting and stopping the machine
  • Driving the machine – basic manoeuvres
  • Ascend/Descend/Traverse safely
  • Limitations of loaded ATVs
  • Practical exercise

The things you need to know:
Duration: 2 days

Max no of learners: 6