- Subject Area
- Logistics & Automotive
This two-day Shunter Awareness Training course is ideal for anyone who works with vehicles and trailers within a depot environment and who needs to ensure they are working to the relevant requirements and practices in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
During the course, you’ll focus on the Health and Safety Act, including topics such as manual handling requirements, PPE regulations, LOLER, and safe systems of work. You’ll look at safe speeds around site, how to conduct daily vehicle checks, coupling and uncoupling skills and how to reverse safely.
As well as safe routes and designs and an introduction to banksman techniques, the course can be tailored to meet the needs of your company, so employees get shunter and marshalling training relevant to the vehicles at your depot. At the end of the course, you’ll get a certificate of training that is valid for three years.
Ideally, anyone attending this course will hold a licence in the category of vehicles that are being shunted. This will ensure a deeper understanding of the vehicle characteristics.
How will I be assessed?
Throughout this short course, you’ll be researching and learning relevant regulations and producing short presentations on how they affect the workplace. You’ll also complete a written and practical assessment based on the requirements to be a professional shunter.
Continuing Your Journey
When you’ve completed this course, you’ll have the skills, competence and confidence to work safely and effectively in a depot, carrying out shunting, marshalling and vehicle guidance duties that are fully complaint with current regulations and codes of practice.Careers page
You could also develop your knowledge and expertise further with a professional Banksmanship course, or even go on to achieve a category C/CE licence to drive LGVs for reward or hire.
Fees, Finance & Funding
Please get in touch with us to find out about the corporate and group rates available for this course.Fees, finance and funding page
Depending on your circumstances, there may be opportunities for a reduction in your course fees or funding options to help you pay. Our dedicated finance page explains all the different types of funding available, from bursaries and benefit support, to grants and loans.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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