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    Quad Bike

Skills Learned
Utilising industry best practice, the course consists of both theory and practical lessons covering the following: Legal requirements to operate a quad bike, quad bike pre-use daily checks and serviceability issues; Start-up and shut-down procedures; Loading and unloading a quad bike from a trailer; Hazard identification and safety margin awareness; Obstacle recognition and negotiation; Active riding skills; Stability dynamics, understanding tyres and the importance of correct inflation pressures; Correct hill ascent and descent techniques, issues and limits; Ground composition and contour recognition and riding techniques to ensure safety; Traversing side slopes; Water fording.

Extra material covered on the two day course includes load types and weight management, towing trailers, loading and riding for dynamic stability, and prevention of loads shifting.

NZQA Unit Standards
One Day Programme
24554   Ride a quad bike on flat terrain in the workplace
24557   Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike
24559   Ride a quad bike on hilly terrain

Two Day Programme
24554   Ride a quad bike on flat terrain in the workplace
24557   Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike
24559   Ride a quad bike on hilly terrain

Optional Unit Standards
24561   Ride a quad bike with trailed equipment
24563   Ride a quad bike 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.

A post-course report will raise concerns on any individual requiring special on-going tuition / guidance to reach a safe minimal operating level. VHNZ will work with anyone requiring on-going training or experience prior to reaching a competent level.

Course Structure and Delivery
One day cours
e – 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 an open book written assessment. Once this is completed the trainee can move onto the practical assessment stage. Extra time is allocated to working with loads and a trailer.

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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