Lantra Awards Technical Award in Sit-In ATVs - Skid Steer Tracked or Wheeled - Novice Operator

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Summary / introduction: 
Sit-in ATV’s whether skid steer tracked or wheeled, are very versatile vehicles making them an effective and flexible business tool. However even the most experienced ATV riders can find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation, and without the proper training serious accidents can occur.Our Sit-in ATV course has experienced instructors who will guide you through the training to make sure that you are able to use the ATV safely and with confidence, and that the key fundamentals of driving, loading and Health and Safety are covered. Once you have successfully carried out this course you will receive a certificate of training.
Target audience: 

Our sit-in ATVs – skid steer tracked or wheeled course is for anyone who uses or will be using an all-terrain vehicle. This two day course is for the novice.


The All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) can master many types of off-road conditions, but it’s really only as capable as you are. It is a working machine which needs to be used in a proper way, if accidents are to be avoided. Proper instruction and practice are important because ATVs handle differently from other vehicles such as motorcycles and cars/tractors.

The more you learn the more benefit you get from it and the more enjoyable the job will be. This course will not make you a fully trained all-terrain rider, but it is a necessary basis for you to build on with your own experience during and after training.

Product objectives: 
  • 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.

Course sessions:

  • Health and safety legislation
  • What is a skid steer ATV?
  • Transmissions, drive systems and traction
  • What affects stability
  • Common causes of accidents
  • Failed hill climb techniques
  • Driving on diverse terrain
  • Carrying loads
  • Towing trailers/equipment
  • Transportation
  • Auxiliary equipment
  • Vehicle preparation and checks
  • Start-up and basic driving
  • Skid steer ATVs on the public road
Course / product type: 
Integrated Training & Assessment
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
2 Days
Min number of learners: 
Max number of learners: 
Operating Vehicles and Attachments
Operating All Terrain Vehicles