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This yardshunter course is designed for delegates who are employed as a yardshunter and will cover the safe and efficient movement of trailers around site, coupling and uncoupling and movement in restricted areas.  Our yardshunter course is available on site nationwide

  • 3 Year Expiry
  • On Site
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Maximum


Moving vehicles around on site is a major cause of workplace accidents in the logistics industry. This practical course offers different options for both novice and experienced shunters and drivers, training them in safe driving practices to reduce the risk of accidents and of damage to vehicles and property.

The training, designed for artics, rigids and tugs, ensures both the employer and the driver conform to HSE legislation and demonstrates they have met their duty of care.

HSE statistics show that fatal injuries in the workplace have remained level in recent years and falls from height is still one of the biggest causes.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those personnel who will be employed as a shunter in the workplace and who will be driving both Category C and Category C + E vehicles.

Course Aim and Content

• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
• Management of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations
• What are the hazards
• Risk Assessment and Safe System of Work
• Introduction to the tractor unit
• Coupling and uncoupling trailers
• HSG 136
• L64 Safety Signs and Signals
• Different types of vehicles and their blind spots
• Site rules and procedures
• Working with a banksman
• Reversing (straight, left and right sides)
• Key policy and security
• Pre use check

Training and Testing Methods

A high proportion of both theory and practical exercises, this is followed by tests of theory knowledge, pre use check and practical demonstrations.



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