Whether you’re an HGV operator or an employer responsible for a team of drivers, shunting training is a mandatory requirement. Sufficient training, instruction, and supervision must be provided, and that’s precisely what we offer here at Wayside Transport. We’re the best choice for shunting training, Southampton has to offer. To book yourself or a member of your team in, call us on 02380 175 767.
Professional Shunting Training in Southampton
Contrary to what many believe, more collisions take place on roads or in car parks and service yards than on motorways. This is because the latter usually involves vehicles manoeuvring in close quarters where the likelihood of a collision increases greatly. This is true with commercial sites where lorries are often engaged in the process of shunting. Training, Southampton, is required to ensure that such risks are mitigated.
What is Shunting?
Shunting is where trailers are moved from one location to the next. This could be from one end of the yard to the other or in and out of dock doors. The process occurs at low-speed, yet there is quite often other vehicles and people about. Shunting also tends to occur in close quarters, and so awareness of one’s surroundings is critical.
The major causes of shunting accidents are drivers who are unfamiliar with the site layout, under stress, or in a hurry to finish their shift.
Here at Wayside Transport, we provide to drivers throughout Southampton, shunting training that will ensure full compliance with the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act. Serious injuries or even fatalities can occur if a driver is not sufficiently trained in the process of shunting. Therefore, our training is all the more invaluable to both drivers and employers. You can read more about this below.
Shunting Training Southampton Drivers Will Find to be Invaluable
Manoeuvring a car is dangerous enough, but attempting something similar with something as large as an HGV is a whole different story. Our shunting training in Southampton prepares students with the knowledge and skills they’ll need to engage in shunting manoeuvres across a range of commercial and industrial sites. Our training will teach students how to adapt to changing layouts, and to operate safely and responsibly.