Category C (Class 2) Any rigid vehicle over 7.5 tonnes
At LGS Transport Training we understand this is the beginning of a new career and that you are investing time and money in your future. That’s why we are registered with the Driving Standards Agency so you can be assured you’re receiving quality, relevant industry training.
Our LGV courses are run on a 1 Instructor to 2 pupils basis and will be tailor made to suit your training needs and expectations. If you require a one to one basis please call where we'll be more than happy to discuss your training plan.
- Hold a full category B (Car) licence
- Be aged 18 or over
- Hold a provisional entitlement for category C (Rigid vehicle over 7.5 tonnes)
Whilst Drivers can drive a vehicle between 3.5 tonne and 7.5 tonne on a Category C1 licence, we would recommend taking a Category C licence for the same cost but with greater scope for future employment.
Category C + E (Artic/Class 1)
- Hold a full category C (LGV) licence
- Be aged 18 or over
We work on a 3 day One to One training course which includes your test date, however in some cases more training days may be required at an additional cost.
Contact us to order the application forms to obtain your LGV provisional licence.
Yard Shunter Driver Training
This course is developed in conjunction with the Accrediting Bodies Association to provide drivers with training on techniques required to safely move heavy goods vehicles around a company’s premises and other off-road parking areas (i.e. closed to the public). Delegates are taught best practice skills to ensure the safety of yard personnel and prevent damage to vehicles and property in the immediate vicinity.
Who should attend?
- Shunting staff
- Those responsible for raising and maintaining driving standards across a team of professional drivers
Benefits of attending
- Improved awareness of risks unique to depot environments
- Increased safety by understanding the correct coupling/uncoupling procedures
- Vehicle familiarisation and pre-use inspections
- Correct coupling and uncoupling of articulated/drawbar combinations
- Hand signals to be used for assisting drivers in manoeuvring vehicles
- Practice manoeuvring the vehicles onto loading bays or parking areas
- Safe parking procedures
- Health and safety
Delegates on this course must at least hold a category B driving licence.
The vehicle provided must meet the required standards in respect of PUWER: it should be suitable for the intended purpose and adequately maintained to ensure safety.
1–4 days dependent on type of vehicle, delegate numbers and experience. This will be advised at the time of booking.
Vehicle Banksman Training
Banksmen are used to co-ordinate manoeuvres that require accurate positioning and accessing of vehicles and/or workplace transport. They help oversee operations that have the potential to cause damage or injuries if not performed properly.
Banksman training provides staff that have to supervise or assist in the moving, loading and/or unloading of vehicles with the relevant skills and knowledge to reduce the risk of accidents.
What is the Aim of the Course?
To provide an understanding of Regulations and current guidance related to the responsible persons for vehicle manoeuvring and reversing operations, including HASAWA, MHASAW, PUWER, The Workplace (HS&W) Regulations Safety Signs Regulations, HSG 136, and INDG148.
The course has been developed by ITSSAR as a means of ensuring national, uniform standards for the training and testing of Vehicle Banksman. ITSSAR is an accrediting body recognised by the Health & Safety Commission as competent to accredit and monitor organisations which train instructors and/or train, test and certificate operators.
On completion of training candidates will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-
- Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98
- Banksman safety code
- Banksman procedures
- Risk assessing vehicle movements
- Planning the manoeuvre
- Signal systems
- Banksman PPE
On completion of training the candidate will be able to undertake:-
- Vehicle movement risk assessment
- Setting of manoeuvring area
- Undertake signalling
- Position vehicles
- Control of banksman operations