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Yard Shunter - Train the Trainer

Yard Shunter • Training Module • Instructor Training • Safe Working


Who Should Attend

Manoeuvring and reversing vehicles on site is a major cause of workplace accidents and can lead to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Yard Shunter Drivers should be trained in safe working practices to minimise the risk of potentially costly accidents.  With our Yard Shunter instructor training you can gain the necessary experience to train your own staff to safely operate shunting on your premises. This two day course covers the necessary skills for manoeuvring vehicles and will equip you with the necessary skills to deliver the training module to your own employees.  This will ensure that you and your team  provide a safe working environment and can undertake shunting operations to the highest standards.. 

Benefits of Attending

The course is aimed at those employees that have been given the task of Yard Shunter Trainer. It is to increase and raise awareness of the Yard Shunter's Trainer's role in the workplace and how they are a link in the smooth running of the operation.

Course Content

Day 1:

  • Pre-use vehicle checks
  • Trailer coupling/uncoupling
  • Health & Safety vehicle operating area
  • Loading by traffic lights
  • Rigid vehicle principles
  • Reversing/shunting vehicles/Banksman/parking
  • Slow speed reversing
  • Blind spots
  • General safety precautions.

Day 2: 

  • Instructor Training in addition to the 1 day individual course content
  • Qualities of a good instructor
  • Basic principles of instruction
  • Preparation
  • Planning
  • Motivation
  • Confirmation
  • Checklists
  • Basic principles of assessment.

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Victoria Terminal, Albert Road, Halifax, HX2 0DF