This course is for you if you need to prove your ability in safely preparing and operating winter service vehicles and equipment over 7500kg or renew your Lantra Skills card.
As you’ll appreciate, this course contains some practical activity that will require a minimum level of fitness. If you have any concerns, please speak to the Provider.
Becoming proficient in operating this equipment is an essential and valued operator’s skill for any contract, large or small.
Overview in brief
This course will assess your knowledge and give you confidence to operate the equipment safely, protecting both you and those around you.
This course offers a range of certificate options depending on your needs:
- Fixed spreaders
- Demountable spreaders
- Towed spreaders
- Brine application
- Dedicated Highways England winter service vehicles
- Dedicated National Assembly for Wales winter service vehicles.
The finer details
This assessment course has been developed to assess your knowledge and understanding of how to prepare and operate winter service vehicles and equipment over 7500kg.
The course duration will depend on the number of Learners requiring assessment and will last between half a day and one full day.
The assessment will consist of oral questioning and practical assessment using the machine. Assessment will cover:
- Winter Service Operations and the Law
- Machine and De-icing Material Knowledge
- Working Practices
- Machine Familiarisation.
If successful in meeting the required standards assessed, you will be awarded a certificate of competence and a Lantra skills ID card for your chosen certificate option.