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4x4 bad weather driving

Severe Weather & Off-Road Driving – One Day 

Course details 
  • Title: Severe Weather and Off-Road Driving (SWORD)

  • Product Code: TFT_SWORD

  • Type: Training Course – Lantra Accredited QQI Level 5

  • Duration: 1 Day



This course enables the trainee/operator to understand the principles of driver/operator best practice and the implementation of control mea­sures in the safe day-to–day operation of varying types of vehicles, varying severe weather conditions and to realise the possible hazards and health & safety implications of its use.

Course objectives


On completion of this course each trainee will have been given the infor­mation enabling him/her to:

  • Identify health & safety requirements and be able to carry out a risk assessment before operating any type of vehicle

  • Comply with legal requirements emphasising safe best practice

  • Correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Transmission wind-up

  • Identify and report faults

  • Prepare the vehicle for the task at hand

  • Understand their own capabilities

  • Understand the vehicles capabilities; including any additional equipment, such as raised air-intake, winches etc

  • Carry out an assessment of the weather conditions for any such task

  • Understand the risks involved in driving/operating in severe weather conditions

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