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
- Health and safety legislation
- Pre-start checks
- Operation the tractor
- Mounted implements
- Trailed machines
- 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.
Safety boots and close fitting clothing