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Yard Shunter – Train the Trainer

This course provides the necessary information for those responsible for training others in manoeuvring HGVs around company premises and other ‘off-road’ parking areas (i.e. closed to the public). It is a cost-effective way of cascading training through a company and is an important workplace safety intervention. 

Who should attend? 

  • Lead drivers responsible for training shunting staff
  • Delegates on this course must hold the category of licence for the type of vehicle they are to ultimately provide training in 
  • Those responsible for raising and maintaining driving standards across a team of professional drivers 

Benefits of attending 

  • Improve awareness of risks unique to depot environments 
  • Increase safety by understanding the correct coupling/uncoupling procedures 

Course content 

Provides instruction on how to give training in the following. 

  • Vehicle familiarisation and pre-use inspections 
  • Correct coupling and uncoupling of articulated/drawbar combinations (to be stated at the time of  booking) 
  • Hand signals to be used for assisting other drivers to manoeuvre vehicles 
  • Practice manoeuvring the vehicles onto loading bays or parking areas 
  • Safe parking procedures 
  • Health and safety 

The vehicle provided must meet the required standards in respect of PUWER: it should be suitable for the intended purpose and adequately maintained to ensure safety. A safe area of the yard should be designated for the training. 

Course duration 

1 day. Maximum 2 delegates. 

  • Price includes tuition, course handouts and certification. It also includes all presentation materials required to cascade training throughout own organisation
  • It is recommended that this type of training is revalidated at least every 4 years. The decision on frequency should be based on regular workplace risk assessment 


This course is ONLY available on an in-company basis. For more information please email training@fta.co.uk or call 03717 11 22 22*. 

In-Company Course

This course is in-company only. Enquire today for more details.