Tractor Driving on Slopes

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Practical assessment/demonstration/assignment AND formal questioning – written or verbal
Delivery Method:
Training (with Assessment) Competence with Modules
The expected duration for the course is one day, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.
Course Prerequisites:
To be eligible for our course, you must be able to demonstrate that you are competent at driving on normal land. We require signed and witnessed confirmation of this fact.

Tackle the toughest terrains with our specialist tractor driving course.

Overview in brief

Tractors are essential agricultural machines but their versatility and durability come with a potential for accidents – particularly when they are used on sloping land.

Our one-day course will guide you through both the theory and practice of driving on tricky terrains.

Whether you're looking to learn new skills or simply develop your technique, this course is perfect for you.

The finer details

This is an integrated training and assessment course.

Successfully complete it and you'll receive a certificate of training.

Our experienced instructors will teach you to use the tractor safely and with confidence.

The key fundamentals of driving, loading and health and safety are all covered.

Course sessions:

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Principles of working on slopes
  • Vehicle selection
  • Assessment of the working area
  • Machine operation (practical).
Who should attend?

Anyone required to drive a tractor on sloping terrain. 

Note: severe slopes require specialist tractors.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the main causes of accidents involving tractors on slopes
  • Recognise the safe working slope for tractor implement combinations on typical ground surface conditions
  • Measure slopes in field conditions
  • Assess the suitability of ground before you drive over it
  • Prepare and perform the necessary maintenance to ensure the safety of a tractor.
Other areas of interest?
  • Tractor Driving Refresher.

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