This course is ideally suited to anyone who wishes to operate and maintain an Agricultural Tractor.
The aim of the Agricultural Tractor Course is to provide candidates with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating an Agricultural Tractor to the NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) standard.
The course content is as follows:
- Safety awareness session covering hazards and safe systems of work
- NPORS theory test
- Inspection of equipment
- Practical demonstrations as required
- Practical sessions as required
On successful completion of the NPORS assessment candidates will be issued with an NPORS Operators card.
Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE with them on this course.
This course can be catered for candidates with little or no experience.
What is an Agricultural Tractor?
The most common use of the term ‘tractor’ is for the vehicles used on farms. The farm tractor is used for pulling or pushing agricultural machinery or trailers, for plowing, tilling, disking, harrowing, planting, and similar tasks.
What are the requirements for maintaining and operating tractors?
People new to a task should receive adequate information and training to do their work safely and effectively. Depending on the nature of the work, the training may vary from simple instructions provided by their supervisor, through to nationally recognised courses providing comprehensive basic training and accredited qualifications.
Recognised standards of formal training and/or competence are normally required for specific tasks or work activities such as using chainsaws, tree work, applying pesticides, driving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), fork-lift trucks or telescopic materials handlers, sheep dipping and first aid.
How do I undertake a risk assessment on my farm?
Risk assessment is a careful look at what, in your business, could cause harm to people, so that you can decide whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more.
The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but to protect people as far as ‘reasonably practicable’. Making the assessment and taking action is what matters.
Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?
Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.
Are there any car parking spaces available?
Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.
What accommodation is available?
There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.
Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?
Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.
I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?
Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.