Trailer Towing Training

A guide to the requirements for the legal and safe towing of light trailers with light vehicles (tow vehicle) such as passenger cars, station wagons, 4WD’s and utilities. 

ADI’s Road Safety Program and Trailer Awareness is designed to develop preventative driving and towing skills and road safety awareness by aligning techniques to Worlds Best Practice. Our Instructors train and then seamlessly assess each participant to a required standard of compliance with a client’s company driving, motor vehicle and towing policies to identify competency and capability. This program is most suitable for corporate and professional drivers who are required to travel throughout metro and regional Australia for work purposes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of towing a trailer safely at work

  • Know the hazards and risks associated with driving a trailer

  • The ability to apply safe trailer towing methods in accordance with Worlds Best Practice and Australian Road Law

 

Course Includes
  • Training Needs Analysis

  • Defensive driving techniques

  • Observation techniques

  • Hazard perception and risk management

  • Driver seating position

  • Vehicle dynamics

  • Emergency Braking techniques

  • Attitude and Concentration

  • Journey Management / Company Policies

  • Trailer and towing checks including load weights, parameters and load requirements

  • Placing the load, load projection, load distribution and restraining with ropes

  • Trailer compliance

  • Reversing and manoeuvring

  • Tow ball and safety mechanisms

  • Tyres and wheel bearings

  • Driving with a trailer including cross wind and a swaying trailer

  • The tow vehicle

 

Certificate

  • A Certificate of Attendance and Written Report is provided upon completion of training

 

Cost
  • POA

 

Duration
  • 1 - 3 Participants - Full Day (08.30am - 4.30pm)

Road Safety Program and Trailer Awareness

ADI’s Trailer Towing and Awareness program is designed to develop towing and manoeuvring skills by aligning techniques to Worlds Best Practice. Our Instructors train and then seamlessly assess each participant to a required standard of compliance with a client’s company driving, motor vehicle and towing policies to identify competency and capability. This program is most suitable for corporate and professional drivers who are required to tow a trailer for work purposes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of towing a trailer safely at work

  • Know the hazards and risks associated with driving a trailer

  • The ability to apply safe trailer towing methods in accordance with Worlds Best Practice and Australian Road Law

 

Course Includes
  • Trailer and towing checks including load weights, parameters and load requirements

  • Placing the load, load projection, load distribution and restraining with ropes

  • Trailer compliance

  • Reversing and manoeuvring

  • Tow ball and safety mechanisms

  • Tyres and wheel bearings

  • Driving with a trailer including cross wind and a swaying trailer

  • The tow vehicle

 

Certificate

  • A Certificate of Attendance and Written Report is provided upon completion of training

 

Cost
  • POA

 

Duration
  • 1 - 3 Participants - 1 x Half Day (08.30am - 1.30pm)

Trailer towing and awareness