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Winter Service - UNIT 680 (Health & Safety)

Important Information - Please read before you Book

Candidates should be familiar with and have experience of driving the gritter in which they are to take their assessment. The same vehicle must be available on the Health & Safety day (unit 580) and any practical training days. In particular they must be familiary with the type of gear box fitted and any PTO systems in the vehicle. All drivers to be assessed must be in possession of a DQC (driver qualification card) and must bring both their DQC and driving licence along to their practical assessments. In the event that any of your staff are booked to complete winter service training and assessment with us and do not have a DQC you will be required to complete a disclaimer confirming that you have taken legal advice on the matter and that your staff are exempt from DCPC.



All those involved with Winter Maintenance


This programme is aimed at both existing Winter Service Operatives, who need re-assessment to re-new their registration and for new or inexperienced operatives who are seeking registration for the first time:-


The unit covers eight knowledge and one practical outcome/s:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of health and safety at work regulations
  • Provision and use of work of equipment regulations
  • Personal protective equipment regulations
  • Manual handling regualtions
  • First Aid at work regulations
  • Control of substances hazardous to health regulations
  • Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations
  • The health & safety ( safety , signs and signals) regulations
  • Winter maintenance risk assessment
  • Working practices
  • Driver's duties and pre-start checks
  • Drivers hours and working hours
  • Use of de-icing operations
  • Emergency procedures
  • Snow clearing at level crossing
  • Snow ploughing
  • Loading plant
  • Vehicle familiarisation
  • Plough fitting-theory

Scheduled Dates Available

We offer bespoke Winter Service training throughout the UK. Please click here to make an enquiry and provide as much detail as you can about your requirements to enable us to assist you with arranging suitable dates at your location.


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