Vehicle Training

Bradshaw Vehicle Operator Training


  • Who is vehicle training for and why?

    The aim of the vehicle training course is to provide operators with the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure safe use and care of any Bradshaw or related product.

    The vehicle training is tailored for the specific type of vehicle to be used, covers all aspects of its use, and is delivered with the emphasis on health & safety and operational matters.

    The HSE state that under the provision and use of work equipment regulations (PUWER) 1998 under regulation 9 – Training: “Every employer should ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken.”


    The course will cover:Training

    • Health and safety responsibilities and legislation.
    • Battery and charger explanation.
    • Pre-drive vehicle checks.
    • Vehicle controls, equipment and drive characteristics.
    • Operating the vehicle and performing manoeuvres.
    • Identifying and managing hazards.
    • Hitching/unhitching trailers.
    • Towing and performing manoeuvres in the operator’s work environment for final assessment.

    Other information:

    Refreshment and lunch breaks will be taken at an agreed time for the group.

    The agreed cost for training at your site includes:

    • All expenses
    • Training materials
    • Assessment
    • Certification
  • How long will the course take

    The vehicle training can usually be successfully achieved within one working day.  This will depend on each operator’s experience and aptitude.


    As a general guide, if the operators have a full drivers licence and/or experience on powered plant vehicles, up to six people, in two separate 3.5 hour sessions can be successfully trained on the same day if the assessment criteria is met.


    If the operators have never driven or used any vehicle of any description, more training time will be required and usually no more than four people can be trained in one day.  If operators do not reach the required standard in one session, additional training will be required at further cost.


  • All operators must be present throughout their course to be eligible for assessment.

    On successful completion of the course, the operator will receive a ‘Safe Use and Care of Bradshaw Vehicle’ certificate, which is valid for two years.

    For best practice Bradshaw fully recommend the operator to attend the operator refresher course every two years.


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What Our Customers Say...

  • "My training at Bradshaw was carried out at their premises in Stibbington.  Everyone that I met there was very welcoming and friendly.  Ken Hill is a very knowledgeable trainer with a low key style of delivery set at a pace to suit the individual trainee. The emphasis of the training is on the safe handling of the vehicle.  I now feel confident in operating the vehicle safely and with the passenger experience in mind."
    John McDermott | Health & Safety Trainer | Healthy Business
  • “Bradshaw Electric Vehicles provided an excellent service in carrying out our train the trainer course, relating to the modified Bradshaw Villager, Turf and Carryall vehicles.  There were four trainee trainers, who will now be training and assessing our own staff to use the bespoke patient transportation vehicles at the DMRC establishment. The course was delivered in a very professional and personable manner.”   
    Mr Tregaskes | Transport Manager | DMRC, Headley Court