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    Light Utility Vehicle (LUV)

Purpose
The aim of this course is to produce an LUV operator that can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attributes for safe operation of an LUV.

This course enables the individual to drive an LUV effectively and safely over varied terrain. The trainee will also be able to demonstrate the appropriate responsibilities of a driver of an LUV vehicle with emphasis on accident prevention.

This course is targeted specifically at LUV use in the workplace. Aggressive driving is discouraged and a high level of safe decision-making is promoted. Driving techniques that minimise negative environmental impact are encouraged.

After client consultation, prior to course delivery, the course can be focused to include company developed operating and site access procedures and protocols relevant to individual workplace requirements.

Note: No licence is required if 100% of use is on private land with no public access. Where public land is to be accessed the correct licence and registration is required.

One or Two day Course Options
The one day course
is for those with some form of prior off road experience or training, and for those already holding the relevant unit standards but require a refresher course only. Although this course does cover some theory on carrying loads and towing a trailer it does not include the unit standards for this. When attending refresher training, and where relevant unit standards are already held, an attendee does not have to re-sit the full written segment of the course.

The two day course is for those with no prior off road experience, or for those who will be carrying loads or towing a trailer in the workplace and require these additional unit standards.

Skills Learned
Utilising industry best practice, the course consists of both theory and practical lessons covering the following:

LUV health and safety considerations; Understanding drive systems and control variations; Pre-use daily checks and serviceability issues; Start-up and shut-down procedures; Loading and unloading an LUV from a trailer; Hazard identification and safety margin awareness; Obstacle recognition and negotiation; Stability dynamics including loads carried, loads towed and load security; Understanding tyres and the importance of correct inflation pressures; Correct hill ascent and descent driving techniques issues and limits; Ground composition and contour recognition and driving techniques to ensure safety; Traversing side slopes; Water fording.

NZQA Unit Standards
One Day Programme
24553   Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) on flat terrain
24556   Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a light utility vehicle (LUV)
24558   Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) on hilly terrain

Two Day Programme
24553   Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) on flat terrain
24556   Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a light utility vehicle (LUV)
24558   Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) on hilly terrain

Optional Unit Standards
24560   Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) with trailed equipment
24562   Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) with mounted equipment or a load

Learning Style and Assessment Processes

  • The course, by necessity, involves some theory learning in order to aid completion of the written assessments.
  • Participants will be kept focused by active involvement in practical sessions interspersed during the course.
  • Participants will be advised when an assessment is taking place.

Course Structure and Delivery
One day course
– Begins with group discussions based on learner guide subject matter preceding practical riding skills training and experience, culminating in practical assessment. Where time allows the completed written assessments are marked during the day, thus allowing the assessor to collect further evidence of knowledge if required to ensure competency.

Two day course - Day one consists of group discussions based on learner guide subject matter preceding practical riding skills training and experience. Day two begins with revision based on day one. Once this is completed the trainee can move onto the practical assessment stage. Extra time is allocated to working with loads and a trailer.

Where a trainee shows competency early on day two they are released to return to work while those requiring further assessment can receive the full attention of the course facilitator.

Course delivery can be arranged to suit work locations or at one of the many VHNZ training facilities. Extra travel costs and minimum numbers of participants may be applied after consultation with the client.

Attendance Numbers     Minimum 6, Maximum 8
(Where higher trainee numbers are requested, extra trainers will be in attendance to assist)

If you have any questions in regards to this information sheet please do not hesitate to contact a representative of Vertical Horizonz New Zealand Ltd.




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