Trailer Management & the Law

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 for 'hire or reward' that has a combined plated weight of 3500Kg or above.

There are exemptions for certain categories of  driver and types of activity.

Trailer Management & the Law

Course Details

Towing Law & Best Practice

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 and corporate prosecutions.

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 very useful, practical, hands on trailer driving 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 of the course an industry recognised NTTA certificate is awarded.

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.

  • 1/2 Day course 1 to 2 delegates (4 hours)
  • Full Day course 1 to 4 delegates (6 hours)

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