The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to drive and handle an all terrain vehicle in a safe manner in compliance with relevant legislation.

Minister for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, has signed the Statutory Instrument which introduces an obligation on the users of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to undergo mandatory training, and to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), when using such vehicles for work purposes.

A new Farm Safety Action plan has been published by the HSA, in partnership with Farm Safety Advisory Committee to cover 2021- 2024 and focuses on safety critical areas on farms and aims to continue actions and build on the achievements of the previous plan. The new plan focuses on high-risk activities particularly tractors and vehicle use, livestock handling and working at height, and develop new ways of improving farmer skill levels particularly around risk identification and management.

The requirement to implement a statutory obligation on users of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to undergo mandatory training and to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when using such vehicles for work purposes was one of the recommendations of the Farm Safety Task Force.

There are three units in this module:

  • Unit 1 Health and safety procedures in ATV operation
  • Unit 2 Key factors associated with ATV operation
  • Unit 3 Skills related to ATV operation including ancillary equipment

The module is structured to ensure that the learner group is aware of health and safety from the outset throughout the module delivery. Following teaching of the theory underpinning ATV operation, the learner will have an opportunity to apply this theory to skills related to operating an ATV.

The delivery of this module will take place in two locations:

  • The center’s blended platform
  •  The center’s host farm/ATV Terrane

Start Date

Tuesday 16th January @ 6.30pm – 9.30pm *Different to advertised

Course Dates

Tues 5th March –  6.30pm – 9.30pm

Sat 9th March – Specific to each student

Tues 12th March – 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Fee

€245

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