Shunter Vehicle

The Aim of the Course is to:

Provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in Shunter Vehicle Operations.

Course Aim and Contents:

The aim of this course is to have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Shunter Vehicle use
  • Prepare the Shunter Vehicle for use and operate machine safely and efficiently
  • Attach and set trailers ready for operation
  • Environmental considerations
  • Transport and uncouple Shunter Vehicle attachments
  • Carry out all end of work and shut down procedures.

Who Do We Recommend Attends The Course?

All personnel required to operate a Shunter Vehicle.

Course Duration

This depends on the experience and number of candidates, the ratio of candidates / machines per Instructor.

Health & Safety Training / Testing

If the Health & Safety Test is Successfully completed & passed prior to taking the NPORS Assessment this will be added to the operator card.

Testing / Certification

All candidates will complete the Full (Theory & Practical) NPORS Technical Test and on successful completion will be issued with a NPORS Operators Card

Companies who are CITB Levy Payers can claim grants to cover some of the costs of the training and tests.