Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Plant Operator courses, including this Agricultural tractor training course. We specialise in providing on-site training and this course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.
Aims and Objectives
To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, operate and maintain an Agricultural Tractor, trailer and any attachments.
● To have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
● To be able to locate and identify the major components and key controls of the machine and explain their functions
● Conduct all pre-operational checks, identify PPE appropriate for tractor use and prepare the tractor for use
● Attach and setup trailers, any mounted equipment and PTO drives ready for operation
● Operate machinery safely and efficiently
● Storage and transport of implements and attachments
● Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures
● Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures
Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that everyone at work needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide their employees with information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, their health and safety at work . The self employed also have a duty, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their work activities.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also specify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, e.g. when people start work. There are a number of other regulations with specific training requirements, e.g. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) specifies the need for training for people who use work equipment.
The Agricultural tractor training course ratios are
Novice: 1 Machine: 3 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 – 3 Day
Refresher and Test: 1 Machine: 3 Candidates: 1 Instructor, 1 Day
Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): 1 Machine: 4 Candidates: 1 Instructor, 1 Day
Test timings: Candidate practical test to be completed within 1 hour 20 minute duration.
● Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
● Pre-operational checks and daily maintenance
● Battery care and refueling procedures
● Mobility and stability factors
● Manoeuvring, alignment and transportation
● Operation – ensuring correct guarding of PTO shaft. Operation of any attachment within the limits and manufacture guidelines
● Safety rules applicable to operating
● End of shift checks
If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training card (if required).
Reverse the Agricultural Tractor with trailer 30m
PTO attachment run to manufactures recommended RPM
Travel up and down a gradient and over varying terrain
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical assessment on the Tractor.
Trailer or attachment if required
All to be in good working order.
Certification & Validation
This Agricultural tractor training course can be registered with our awarding body or certificated as a Kentra card. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:
● Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
● NPORS registration and plastic ID card N601 Agricultural tractor training course
If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
In addition to our on-site training Kentra are in the unique position to be able to offer on-line courses, full details are available on our on-line website www.kentraonline.com
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If you would like to discuss this tractor training course or any other details please Contact us.