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Tow Tractor Training in Manchester


Fully accredited tractor training courses. 1 to 5 day course, depending on experience & number of participants.

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Tow Tractor training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited plant training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our tow tractor certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

Our tow tractor training courses include: ​

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Tow tractor courses are currently only available onsite.



Our Tow Tractor Training Courses


Tow Tractor Novice Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering plant training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our tow tractor courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Name: Tow Tractor training

Target Audience: Novices or operators looking to expand their skills to other types of lifting machinery.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 5 days with a maximum of 3 participants

Availability: Our tow tractor courses are only available onsite.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate a tow tractor

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for tow-tractor operation.


Key Assessment Areas

Pro Trainers UK adheres to stringent guidelines set forth by NPORS & ITSSAR to ensure the proficiency of trained staff. Our assessment reports are meticulously crafted to validate employees' competency in all aspects of the tow tractor training course.

Pre-Operational Checks:

Conducted thorough checks on wheels and tyres, tracks, battery, engine oil, coolant, fuel, hydraulic oil, controls, brakes, steering, instruments, horn, power take-off, towing hitch, and attachments to ensure optimal functionality.

Manoeuvring: Successfully navigated the tow tractorthrough a challenging test chicane/obstacle course in both forward and reverse directions. Demonstrated proficiency in operating within the confines of road works.

Safety Checks: Prior to loading, meticulously inspected site conditions, including the presence of other personnel and vehicles, ground conditions, overhead obstructions, power lines, and underground cables/services, ensuring a safe working environment.

Transportation: Safely drove the tow tractor around the working area, considering factors such as ramps, uneven ground, low headroom, uneven loads, and wide loads, while adhering to all safety protocols and navigating potential hazards.

Risk Assessment and Operation: Prior to operation, performed a thorough risk assessment considering the task at hand and the equipment being used. Operated the tow tractor and any attachments within specified limits and guidelines outlined by the manufacturer.

End of Shift Procedures: Completed end-of-shift tasks including refuelling, parking the tractor in a designated safe area, applying the parking brake, securing attachments, removing the ignition key, and conducting a final check for defects to ensure the tractor was left in a safe and secure condition.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our tow tractor training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your crane operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a tractor safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world plant operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of plant operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of tow tractor operation.


What is a tow tractor, and why is training important?

A tow tractor is a compact vehicle used for towing and moving trailers or carts within industrial or warehouse settings. Training ensures that operators understand safe operation practices, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Who should attend the tow tractor training courses?

Our tow tractor training courses cater to both novice operators and experienced individuals looking to enhance their skills. Anyone involved in operating tow tractors or managing warehouse operations can benefit from the training.

What topics are covered in the tow tractor training courses?

Our courses cover a range of essential topics, including safety protocols, pre-operational checks, manoeuvring techniques, coupling and uncoupling trailers, emergency procedures, and more.

How long do the tow tractor training courses last?

The duration of our tow tractor training courses varies depending on the level of expertise and specific requirements. Typically, courses range from one to five days.

Are the tow tractor training courses accredited?

Yes, our tow tractor training courses are accredited by recognised bodies such as NPORS & ITSSAR, ensuring that participants receive high-quality training that meets industry standards.

Can the training be conducted onsite at our facility?

Yes, we offer onsite training at your premises for added convenience. Alternatively, participants can also attend training sessions at our dedicated training centre.

Do participants need any prior experience to enrol in the tow tractor training courses?

No prior experience is necessary to enrol in our novice tow tractor training course. However, individuals with existing experience can benefit from our advanced courses tailored to their skill level.

What safety measures are implemented during the training courses?

Safety is paramount in all our training courses. Our experienced instructors ensure that participants adhere to strict safety protocols, use personal protective equipment (PPE) where required, and follow best practices for safe operation.

How can I book a tow tractor training course for my team?

To book a tow tractor training course for your team or to inquire further, please contact our offices in Manchester. Our dedicated team will assist you with the booking process and provide any additional information you may need.



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