The ATV sit-in course is for anyone who uses or will be using a sit-in ATV for work. This course is designed for operators using conventional or skid steered sit-in ATVs.
Sit-in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are incredibly versatile machines, making them popular, and vital, tools of the trade for agricultural businesses.
But their flexibility means that even the most experienced rider can find themselves in potentially dangerous situations.
Without proper training, serious accidents can occur – a fact at the heart of our course and its objectives. The Sit-in Conventional Steer ATV course is for anyone who uses or will be using this type of ATV for work. Whether novice or experienced operators, this course is designed for anyone using Sit-in Conventional Steered ATVs. If you're a complete novice, you may need longer to complete this course.
Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice
Identify the risks associated with using a sit-in ATV
Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment
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-in 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.
Please note the following details:
1. We require a digital photograph (passport style on a plain background), this is purely for a Lantra Skills card. This will be requested in our booking email.
2. Wear suitable clothing for outside activity; motor cycle/ATV helmet (though these can be provided), water proofs, overalls or other suitable outdoor clothing that fully covers arms and legs (stinging nettles), gloves and protective footwear eye protection (If you do not have all of the above please contact the Centre Office)
3. Bring lunch.
4. Bring pen and paper if you wish to take notes.
Course Assessment Method
Lantra Awards Certification will be awarded on successful completion of assessment.