Shunter Operator Training
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.