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There is a perception that these machines are “fun” and easy to drive and handle. The reality is that they require a high level of skill to drive and handle safely and competently. The assessment covers pre-use checks and maintenance, instrument and control recognition and safe driving of All Terrain Vehicles (quad bikes and mules etc). The assessment also includes manoeuvring the vehicle on rough terrain or slopes and reversing with a trailer. The certificate is endorsed according to type of ATV used (either sit – astride or sit –in).
Mandatory Units of the qualification
Unit 1 Pre-use safety – ATV’s
Unit 2 Operate the ATV
This is not a driving licence. Candidates must be a minimum age of 16 or over.
-State legal and safety requirements relating to the use of ATV’s
-Carry out appropriate pre-start checks on the ATV
-Take appropriate action arising from checks
-Conduct a risk assessment of the task to be undertaken
-Explain additional considerations that need to be made when riding an ATV with a trailer attachment
-Start ATV and prepare for work
-Select and wear appropriate PPE
-Handle the ATV safely on rough terrain including slopes
-Attach trailer or trailed attachment securely to the ATV
-Manoeuvre vehicle in a variety of terrain whilst towing, including reversing round a corner
-State the required underpinning knowledge that supports the operation.
For further information detailing the activities taken during the assessment of each unit please visit the NPTC Assessment Schedule (link opens in a new window).
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