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HGV / LGV DRIVER TRAINING

Car & Trailer Training (B+E)






The UK’s most experienced and trusted B+E training provider.

Trailer Training UK are approved official B+E car and trailer training providers for the local Government, Emergency Services, Armed Forces, Major Blue Chip Companies, Construction / Maritime / Equine Industries and other organisations
such as the NFU, BHS, RYA, Caravan Club. As a result, you can be confident that your B+E training is in the hands of industry leading experts who are tried and tested.

B+E training is available at our Hampshire and Berkshire driver training centres. Our relaxed and professional Trailer Training Courses takes place at our Towing Training Centres using our vehicles and trailers or if you prefer your
own vehicle. Call 0345 260 2508 to book.



IMPORTANT LAW CHANGES:


We are no longer able to offer B+E training

Car and trailer driving tests (B+E) will stop on 20 September 2021. You can no longer book a car and trailer driving test on or after that date. The Government will change the law so that you will automatically get this category on
your driving licence. This will be some time later this year. Until this law changes you will still require the B+E category to tow trailers as per the current government guidelines.

Find out how the rules are changing and how this law will affect you. Car and trailer driving test – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

We offer trailer handling (duty of care) courses to fulfil the requirements of the duty of care need by employers by law under health and safety regulations.



The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act)


Driver competence

The law obliges employers to consider the health and safety capabilities of people when they give them tasks to do, and to ensure that they are properly trained before being exposed to risks in the workplace.

Drivers should be capable of operating the vehicle and related equipment safely and should receive instruction and training as appropriate.

Training drivers

It is essential to check what experience individuals have of the vehicles they will be using and the work they will be doing and, where appropriate, to check that the information they give is true, for example, employers will usually
need to check that references to training schemes etc are supported by certificates.

It is likely that training will need to cover:

General information about the job, for example route layouts, or how to report risks or accidents.Training and checks to ensure that people can work safely. For a driver this is likely to include: Making sure they know how to operate
the vehicle safely, How to load the vehicle, Reversing safely, Information about dangers, driving laws and speed limits, parking and loading areas and procedures et.

 

It may be necessary to test trainees on site, even when they produce evidence of previous training or related work experience. Always check that trainees understand what they have been advised.

 

An ongoing programme of training and refresher training will usually be necessary for all drivers and other employees, to ensure their continued competence in a changing workplace.

 

Keep training records for each employee.

 

Consider keeping a central register of whom in your workplace is competent to control which vehicle. This will make safely allocating tasks and keeping track of abilities much easier.




Trailer Handling




Trailer Handling & Awareness Course

Trailer Handling and Reversing Trailer Handling and Reversing

We provide trailer handling and awareness training,

Corporate duty of care and trailer reversing lessons, to individuals, companies and groups requiring to tow various trailers, boats, horse boxes, plant trailers, car trailers, exhibition units, catering units etc.

Our trailer handling and awareness courses are 4 hours in duration and designed to increase driver awareness on and off the road, giving you the confidence to tow and handle a large trailer ensuring safety in loading, reversing and
the general use of large trailers. we can cover the following:

• Relevant trailer weights

• Checking driving licences

• Daily trailer checks

• Trailer health and safety

• Loading the trailer

• Hitching and un-hitching

• On road driving disciplines

• Reversing straight and corners

• Stability and snaking problems

• Relevant towing law

This course is for all candidates, regardless of if they hold the B+E.



Corporate Duty of Care




Companies benefit from their workforce completing a duty of care course giving employees the knowledge to tow and reverse large trailers safely, reducing risk, of damage and injury. This helps employers achieve higher safety standards,
reducing accidents and insurance costs.

This course is for individuals or groups and covers the same content as the trailer handling and awareness courses but there is more emphasis on the health and safety element for trailers used for company use. 

Relevant trailer weights

• Checking driving licences

• Daily trailer checks

• Trailer health and safety

• Loading the trailer

• Hitching and un-hitching

• On road driving disciplines

• Reversing straight and corners

• Stability and snaking problems

• Relevant towing law

A certificate is issued to clients on completion.

Prices: Call for details and Prices



Managers Corporate Duty of Care Course




This is a theory based course designed for company owners or managers and directors who are responsible for personnel who tow trailers within the company.

The course covers the following:

• Driving licences

• Relevant vehicle and trailer weights

• Matching of the vehicle and trailer.

• Daily trailer checks

• Trailer health and safety issues

• Loading the trailer safely

• Hitching and un-hitching

• Reversing procedures

• Stability and snaking problems

• Relevant towing law

• Do you require a tachograph

These courses benefit the company and managers to help ensure the workforce is complying with relevant trailer issues and are competent in carrying out there duties safely when towing reducing risk, of damage and injury. This helps
employers achieve higher safety standards, reducing accidents and insurance costs.

A certificate is issued to clients on completion.

Prices: Call for details and Prices



Some of the people we have worked with







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Our Director Steve can be seen on TV

Paul Merton goes caravanning. Paul Merton’s Adventures for Channel 5

Caravanning through the ages, itv news meridian with martin dowse

BBC with the Camping and Caravanning Club





Do I need a B+E licence?

Category B – if you passed your test before 1 January 1997

You’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg maximum authorised mass (MAM). View your driving licence information to check.

Category B – if you passed
your test on or after 1 January 1997,

You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg).

You can also tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer is not more than 3,500kg.

Drivers who have passed their category B test before this date are able to tow a trailer up to 3500kg on their B licence without a further test. 

Category B+E

You can drive a vehicle with a MAM of 3,500kg with a trailer. The size of the trailer depends on the B+E ‘valid from’ date shown on your licence. If the date is:

Before 19 January 2013, you can tow any size trailer

On or after 19 January 2013, you can tow a trailer with a MAM of up to 3,500kg







B+E Training Course


Our training for the B+E car and trailer test enables car or van drivers to legally tow large trailers or caravans. You will be able drive a vehicle with a MAM of 3,500kg with a trailer. The size of the trailer depends on the B+E ‘valid
from’ date shown on your licence. If the date is:Before 19 January 2013, you can tow any size trailerOn or after 19 January 2013, you can tow a trailer with a MAM of up to 3,500kg



Course Aim


Candidates will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to be able to safely drive a car towing a large trailer.

Be able to couple and uncouple the trailer competently and safely. Be able to reverse the trailer to the required DVSA exercise.

Be able to carry out the combinations vehicle and safety checks.

And to gain their B+E category on their driving licence.



Elements Covered


Relevant towing laws.

Daily vehicle and trailer safety checks.

Trailer coupling and uncoupling competently and safely.

Safe loading principles.

Reversing the trailer to the required DVSA criteria.

On road driving disciplines to the DVSA required standards



Duration


We provide a range of courses depending on the ability and level of experience the candidate has.

This can typically be 1, 2, or 3 days, depending on the level of ability and experience.

We can arrange a no commitment driving assessment of about an hour to determine the most suitable and cost effective course for you.
















Client Testimonials


Dont’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:




Thomas R recommends Trailer Training UK Ltd: “Passed my trailer test today with Damien as my instructor, I can’t rate him highly enough, his knowledge is incredible and the most down to earth guy I’ve ever had, he made me feel very
comfortable and really enjoy my training. Many thanks Tom”


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