Towing Awareness For Management

Understanding the law with regards to towing trailers up to 3500kg and the effective safety management of trailers and their operatives is essential to ensure reduction of risk, insurance claims and corporate prosecutions.

Single day course aimed at team leaders, supervisors and managers who have responsibility for trailers within the company and the employees that use them. 

Trailer Management & the Law

Course Details

Towing Awareness For Management & Best Practice

As a general rule you are required by European and UK law to use a tachograph if you are operating a vehicle or vehicle and trailer that has a combined plate weight of 3500kg or above. There are exemptions for certain categories of  driver and types of activity.

Designed For

Team leaders, safety officers, supervisors and managers who have responsibility within organisations for trailers and mobile plant together with the staff who operate them.


This is a prodominetly theory based course with interactive exercises using vehicles and trailers to develop the key skills required to check, operate, manoeuvre and tow safely within the law.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive an industry recognised NTTA certificate.

Practical Trailer Towing Lessons for Health & Safety at Work


Course Content

  • Towing Law
  • Gross Weight – plates and implications
  • Construction & Dimensions
  • Driving licence requirements
  • Tachographs & Exemptions
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Brakes and Parking Brakes
  • Speeds & Restrictions
  • Projecting loads and overhangs
  • Breakaway Cables / Secondary Couplings

Details & Costs

For course details and costs or if you want more information please contact our office on 01625 433 251 and we will be pleased to help you.

  • Minimum of 3 delegates
  • Maximum of 8 delegates

NB: Dependant on delegate numbers this course can be delivered on-site at the delegates premises.