Safe Operation of a Tractor


To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to safely operate a Tractor


  • Perform a risk assessment
  • Mount and dismount safely
  • Understand the purpose and meaning of the instrumentation
  • Understand the function of all controls
  • Understand the hazards associated with using controls
  • Understand the reasons for daily checks
  • Start and stop the engine in a safe manner
  • Be competent in driving a tractor in a forward and reverse direction
  • Leave the tractor in a safe state
  • Understand reasons for daily checks
  • Competently perform checking of the lubrication, cooling and air intake of the engine, perform basic lubrication of the tractor and ensure the tractor is in a safe road going state.
  • Attach a mounted implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a mounted implement
  • Attach a trailed implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a trailed implement
  • Leave unattached implements in a safe state
  • Correctly attach a PTO shaft between tractor and implement
  • Attach the PTO shaft guards correctly
  • Assess the minimum turning circle of the machine and the angle of the PTO shaft
  • Carry out basic operations using tractor mounted loader if required

Course Sessions

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Controls
  • Pre-start checks
  • Operation the tractor
  • Manoeuvring
  • Mounted implements
  • Trailed machines
  • PTOs
  • Tractor mounted front-end loader if required.
  • Can be tailored to suit other client requirements.


Each participant will receive a certificate of completion issued by FPPI , which is valid for 2 years.

The course is aimed at those who carry out manual handling tasks and their line managers or supervisors.

 This course can be provided over health and safety training via zoom dublin ireland

PPE Requirements

Safety boots and close fitting clothing

Maximum number of learners : 6
Course duration : 1 - 2 Days depending on the learners experience

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