Practical off-roading event - book now!
Off-road driving using 4x4s
(Land Rover/Discovery/Toyota Hilux-type vehicles) or ATVs (quad
bikes) is part of everyday life for many people.
For workers in land-based industries such as farming, forestry and
estate management, utility companies, transport organisations
accessing their networks, construction companies and similar
businesses, drivers are often alone and in remote, rural
Have you ever considered
whether you, your family, employees or clients are adequately
trained and safe?
The IOSH Rural Industries
Group, in conjunction with the British Off-Road Driving Association
(BORDA), is delighted to bring you a series of thought-provoking
presentations and practical demonstrations by industry experts
which will help you to assess the risks and manage this
often-forgotten or underestimated activity.
What's in it for me
This event offers:
- Practical and technical advice and
demonstrations from trainers who are skilled in operating,
driving/riding and demonstrating off-road vehicles
- An opportunity to share experiences and best
- Advice on risk assessment
- Information and
guidance for those who use, manage or are responsible for users of
- Updates on the legal
position on using off-road vehicles
Programme and speakers
There will be four main
elements to the day:
and legal update – a classroom-based session, including relevant
legislation and accident history.
- Quad bikes
– a briefing followed by practical demonstrations focused on
identifying common hazards and situations, potential risks and safe
ATV driving techniques.
vehicles – the venue has a range of terrain to show all conditions
and there will be an opportunity for all delegates to ride as a
passenger around a purpose-built off-road driver training course.
Delegates will receive instruction from an experienced BORDA
instructor who will talk you through a range of off-road hazards
encountered on the course and demonstrate safe driving techniques
to deal with those hazards.
recovery/winching – this will be a demonstration to show safe
techniques but also the identification of hazards and risk
assessment considerations. This is often an area where many will be
unfamiliar with the correct method but are happy to ‘have a go’
when untrained. This will be an extremely useful session for
drivers of 4x4 vehicles who may find themselves in off-road
What you need to know
Places are limited to 80
delegates so book now to avoid disappointment! View the full
programme and booking form here.
Due to the nature of the
event, will we need to provide final numbers to the venue two weeks
prior so all bookings must be received by 31 August 2012.
As a large proportion of the
event is outdoors, please remember to wear suitable clothing and
If you're interested in promoting your organisation, raising
awareness of your brand or showcasing a new product or service at
the event, please contact Ruth Atterbury.