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Trailer Towing

Trailer Towing Course


Performance Driving Australia deliver trailer towing programs for organisations who tow equipment or machinery behind company vehicles.

Towing a trailer can be dangerous and effective training and practice can reduce the risks associated with operating a vehicle with a trailer.

Trailer towing courses are available Australia wide for small or large groups.

Courses cover complete operation from start to finish including reversing and emergency braking.

Trailer programs can include nationally recognised units.

AURTGA001: Drive and Maneuver Trailers

Program Outline

1. Carry out trailer safety inspection 1.1 Pre-operational inspections and checks  of trailer are carried out according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures

1.2 Trailer load is inspected and secured according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures

1.3 Safe condition of towing vehicle is determined according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures

2. Connect trailer to vehicle 2.1 Trailer and vehicle are aligned and trailer is coupled to vehicle according to manufacturer specifications, workplace procedures and safety requirements

2.2 Ancillary devices are connected between vehicle and trailer according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures

2.3 Trailer and vehicle connections are tested according to manufacturer specifications and workplace procedures

2.4 Faults are identified and action is taken to report them according to workplace procedures

3. Drive and manoeuvre trailer 3.1 Brake lock-out devices are set according to manufacturer procedures

3.2 Trailer is safely manoeuvred by vehicle in forward and reverse directions and parked according to road safety regulations, and without causing damage to trailer, towing vehicle, other vehicles or surrounding environment

4. Disconnect trailer from vehicle 4.1 Parking devices of trailer and vehicle are applied as appropriate according to manufacturer procedures

4.2 Ancillary devices are disconnected and trailer is decoupled from vehicle according to manufacturer specifications, workplace procedures and safety requirements

4.3 Trailer or vehicle is placed in appropriate parking area according to road safety regulations

If your organisation operates trailers contact us.