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4×4 Off Road

With many organisations having a diverse range of vehicles on their fleets, including 4WD’s, training programmes need to be appropriate.

The Health and Safety at Work Act and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) both state that employers must ensure operators of specialist vehicles have received appropriate training.

With this in mind, DriveWise offers 4×4 Off-Road Driving Courses at a number of locations around the country, using fully qualified 4×4 trainers.

Course Overview

The aim of the 4×4 course is to give delegates greater knowledge and skills to operate off-road vehicles safely in a variety of conditions, minimising the risk of damage to the vehicle and to occupants when being driven off-road.

The following topics will be covered during the training:

  • Vehicle preparation and PPE
  • 4×4 systems and low range awareness
  • Differential locks
  • Hill ascents and descents
  • Cross axle
  • Driving through water
  • Driving in ruts
  • Returning to the road

Course Objective

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to utilise the 4WD capabilities of their vehicle and drive competently and safely, having an understanding of:

  • Risk assessing the terrain
  • Selecting the appropriate 4WD and Diff Lock settings
  • Driving safely on different surfaces
  • The limits of the driver’s ability and vehicle limitations

Delivery and Duration


  • Duration – 8 hours

Training ratio:

  • up to 3:1

Delivery platform:

  • various including Microsoft Teams, WebEx or Zoom.

Why you should choose DriveWise?

All our courses are engaging, interactive and delivered by trained professionals. By choosing DriveWise, not only are you helping your employees to ensure they become better drivers, you are improving safety for them and all road users, reducing incidents and gaining maximum ROI that will make a real difference to your organisation.

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