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Course Directory / Shunter Driver Training

This course is designed to train individuals to uncouple and recouple trailers safely; to manoeuvre vehicles safely around the site; complete a reversing exercise onto a loading bay and a parking area with safety and a reasonable degree of accuracy

Note The course requires the availability of a vehicle of the type to be used in the learners’ normal working.

Course Topics

  • Welcome – Introduction to the course.
  • Health and Safety - Use of P.P.E. HASAW Act – PUWER
  • Introduction to work area and shunter vehicle
  • Explanation of vehicle and trailer braking systems
  • Procedures for uncoupling and recoupling trailers
  • Practice uncoupling and recoupling trailers
  • Straight line reversing
  • Reversing on to loading bays and parking areas
  • Practical tests
  • Conclude

Course Duration

  • 1 Day (2 basic drivers with limited experience).


  • 2 Days (2 drivers with no previous experience)
  • This course can be tailored to meet company or individual requirements.

Course Fees

  • £250.00 plus VAT per day
  • Travel costs are charged @ 0.38p per mile.