Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB
Operating Shunter vehicles is a dangerous activity as it involves manoeuvring large trailers / vehicles in confined spaces with other workers in the area. It is important for the employer to ensure the operator is competent to conduct this activity as a number of ‘Crush’ fatalities occur each year in the transport industry. This course involves both theory and practical elements and is conducted for both novice and experienced operators.
Theory element outlining health and safety regulations: causes of accident, danger areas, risk of crush injuries and international best practice.
Practical element: vehicle safety checks, coupling-uncoupling, reversing, parking, risk to workers and members of the public. Effects of shadow, lighting and noise in work area.
Pre-Course Requirements: A full licence for their vehicle category and a representative vehicle.