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All-Terrain Vehicles Sit Astride ORV09

Awarding Body:


Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1 day

Novice candidate numbers:


Experience Worker Tests per day:



Level ground
Rough terrain
Carrying loads
Trailed equipment

Card options:

5-year LANTRA traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:



Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is ATV sit-astride

Sit-astride all-terrain vehicles (ATVs, also known as Quad or Quadbikes) are incredibly versatile machines. Their flexibility means they can work with a range of attachments, including towing trailers, sprayers, and spreaders. That makes them popular across many agricultural businesses.

What does the training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacture’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for all-terrain vehicle use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Prepare the all-terrain vehicle for use and operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Attach and set trailer implements ready for operation
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of implements and attachments
  • Load and unload from transport vehicle or trailer correctly
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate and manoeuvre machine
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Suitable PPE
  • Trailed equipment
  • Loads
  • ATV sit astride
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

PUWER Regulation

Theory assessment:

  • 25 written questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required
  • Practical assessment criteria:
  • Pre use and operational checks
  • Travel up and down slopes
  • Drive through restriction forwards and backwards
  • Reverse 30 metres in a straight line, through restrictions
  • Use 2WD, 4WD, Differential lock,
  • Attach trailer and secure, drive forwards and backwards
  • Load vehicle and secure
  • Drive over uneven and sloping terrain
  • Pass mark is less than 35 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed – N/A

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental, Event management, Game keeping

Known as:

All-Terrain Vehicle, ATV, buggy, Quad, Quad bike


Can-am, Honda, Kawasaki


Towing, Off roading, 4x4, Carrying loads

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