Land Based Training Off-Road Driving

New LANTRA Off-Road & Trailer Handling Courses

LANTRA Withdraws Off-Road & Trailer Courses

LANTRA Awards will be withdrawing the current suite of off-road driving and trailer handling courses on Wednesday 14th June 2017 and no further course bookings will be taken. The courses affected are:

  • 4×4 Off-Road Driving [code CLVF01X]
  • 4×4 Off-Road Driving [code CLVF02X] – already withdrawn
  • 4×4 Off-Road Driving (Experienced) [code CLVF04X]
  • Basic and Off-Road Trailer Handling [code CLVF11X]
  • Basic Trailer Handling [code CLVF06X]
  • Off-Road Trailer Handling [code CLVF08X]
  • On-Road Trailer Handling [code CLVF07X]

In place of these courses are a new set of courses that will simplify the system and provide more flexibility.

New LANTRA Courses

Candidates on all the new courses will be able to take away with them a technical guide, the course deliverable workbook covering health and safety, and the assessment form.

New Off-Road Vehicle Operating Course

The new Off-Road Vehicle Operating Course [code A4X4001] supercedes the old 4×4 courses and there are two certificate options that are designed to support operators with safely operating off-road vehicles. There will be two certificate options available:

  1. Principles of Off-Road Vehicle Operating: this is a one day course for users who will only tackle basic off-road obstacles in decent weather conditions.
  2. Operating Vehicles In Off-Road Adverse Conditions: this 2-day course is designed for users who will be tackling more severe conditions in poor weather conditions.

What Will The Course Cover?

The course deals with issues regarding the vehicle, operator and terrain, so you will be looking at the main causes of accidents; identifying the controls, systems and components of the vehicle; preparing the vehicle and assessing the suitability of the route before driving over a variety of obstacles and different terrains.

Refresher Training

Refresher courses are also available (minimum 4 hours for option 1 and a minimum of 8 hours for option 2). The need for refresher training and assessment can be triggered for a number of reasons:

  • 5 years have elapsed from the completion of prior certification,
  • elapsed time guided by risk assessment,
  • a response to an incident or near-miss,
  • receiving a new vehicle (4×4, 6×4, 6×6).

New Trailer Courses

There are two new courses dealing with trailers:

  1. Trailer Handling [ATRL001]: this one day course is designed to support operators handle trailers safely either for work use, or recreational / leisure use.
  2. Trailer Towing [ATRL002 / 003 / 004]: this course has various options designed to take in both on-road and off-road usage of trailers.

Trailer Handling

This course provides the foundation knowledge and skills required when handling trailers, and attendees will look into the legal requirements regarding trailers and complete a number of safety checks. Course attendees will then explore the various causes of accidents and how to avoid them, before testing their turning and reversing skills as well as practicing controlled braking exercise.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Trailer Towing course.

Trailer Towing

This course has a few options allowing the attendee to cover on-road usage, off-road usage, or combine both on- and off-road usage into one.

  • ATRL002 covers on-road trailer towing (1 day);
  • ATRL003 covers off-road trailer towing (1 day);
  • ATRL004 covers on- and off-road trailer towing (2 days).

For any of these options, the Trailer Handling course must have been successfully completed.

The Trailer Towing course covers:

  • Legal requirements when towing trailers;
  • The main causes of accidents and how they can be avoided;
  • Exploring how the type and weight of a trailer affects performance and safety;
  • Exploring the relationship between vehicle and trailer weights and limits;
  • Coupling and uncoupling a trailer from a vehicle;
  • Understanding the requirements of driving the vehicle and trailer combination;
  • Competence in dealing with a variety of on- or off-road situations.

For More Information

For more information or to book a course, please contact us on 0162 882 7317 or get in touch via the Contact Form on the website.