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Shunter Training

Manoeuvring and reversing vehicles is a major cause of workplace accidents and can lead to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. In a recent report the Health and Safety Authority revealed that reversing activity was involved in 11% of all fatal workplace transport accidents. To minimise and manage your risk Shunter Drivers, need to be trained in how to safely operate within their working environment.

Who Should Attend:

Employees who are required to operate vehicles for yard shunting purposes and who currently do not hold a licence for the vehicle type they wish to operate.

Objectives:

  • Increase driver confidence
  • Cover employer’s duty of care
  • Improve driving standards
  • Reduce accidents
  • Reduce legal costs

Course Content:

The training is delivered on a 1 to 1 basis with an RSA Approved Driving Instructor and includes vehicle checks, vehicle controls, coupling and uncoupling, observation, reversing, loading and unloading and overall vehicle preparation.

Requirements:

  • Fully licenced B class or above for a minimum of 1 year.

Certification:

  • ISM Certification and Operator ID card