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Winter Maintenance 6159 - Assessments

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 080) 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 posession 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


The qualification is divided into various catergories of winter service vehicles:

  • In order to qualify for the award , an operative must pass Unit 680: Health and Safety and at least one other unit
  • in order to qualify for the award, an supervisor must pass Unit 621: Winter Service Supervision & Monitoring


The units covered are:-

  • 611 Prepare and operate winter service vehicles up to 3500kg (Inc tractors)
  • 612 Prepare and operate winter service vehicles 3500kg to 7500kg
  • 613 Prepare and operate winter service vehicles over 7500kg Large LGV
  • 614 Prepare and operate Highways Agency equipment (Foden 4000 series)
  • 615 Prepare and operate Highways Agency dedicated winter service vehicles
  • 640 Prepare and operate National Assembly for Wales dedicated winter service vehicles
  • 650 Operate snow blower (Rolba 400 or 1000) - Highways Agency/National Assembly for Wales
  • 660 Operate snow blower - dedicated
  • 670 Operate snow blower - demountable

Safety Units:-

  • 680 Winter Service Operations Health and Safety (compulsory)
  • 621 Winter Service Supervision and Monitoring

Endorsements for units 611, 612 & 613 ONLY:-

  • 111 Spreader fixed
  • 212 Spreader towed
  • 313 Plough angle blade/Vee blade


Skills Training Centre staff deliver all training and assessment on your site with your own vehicles/equipment

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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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