ATV/UTV Training Online Course
Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) are also known as ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles) and UTV’s (Utility Terrain Vehicles or ‘Side by Side’s). These vehicles can be utilized as work tools or recreational vehicles, and they are very easy to underestimate how dangerous they can be to operate. It is critical that any person wishing to operate an ATV or UTV become a safe operator by enrolling in an ATV/UTV Training Online course.
ATV/UTV Training Online Course
In this ATV/UTV Training Online Course, participants will learn:
- The operating components of ATV’s and UTV’s
- Common operating hazards
- Hazard control
- Procedures for incident reporting
- How to conduct pre-ride and post-ride inspections
- Start-up procedures for ATVs and UTVs
- Best practices for ATV and UTV operation
- Driving on hills, slippery surfaces, soft ground, sand, and other conditions
- How to be a responsible operator
- Winching and loading
- How to safely load and transport the vehicle for transport
- Proper storage procedures
- Annual maintenance procedures
This ATV/UTV Training Online Course provides you with the necessary knowledge to safely operate and control your ATV/UTV and uses active demonstrations, animation, and interactive activities. This program also covers the various hazards common to ATV/UTV operation, hazard control and best operational practices.
ATV/UTV Safety Tips:
The following safety tips will help keep riders safe and help prevent accidents:
- Always, always, always wear a helmet!
- Always wear protective gear like boots, gloves, long pants (no shorts), long-sleeve shirts or jacket and eye protection
- Avoid riding on pavement or concrete as they are hard to control on these surfaces
- Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Do not allow a child under 16 to drive or ride an adult ATV
- Never ride a youth ATV or a single-rider ATV with a passenger
- Always ride the correct size ATV
- Practice safe riding and get comfortable operating the vehicle
- Keep your ATV/UTV running smoothly with proper maintenance
ATV Rider Safety Course
Check the key conditions of the vehicle like tire pressure, brakes, accelerator, oil level, and fuel to avoid any unnecessary delays on your ride
Always wear a helmet for greater protection in the event of a rollover or crash
Be aware of the terrain you are riding in advance to become familiar with potential obstacles or dangers.
Do not drive on the road as the tires on most ATV’s and UTV’s are designed for dirt and loose surfaces, not concrete or pavement.
On inclines and declines, drive in the center of the trail if its safe and not on the side, as the sides may have a higher chance of experiencing a roll over.
If you are travelling on an angle, position your body to the opposite side to maintain balance and avoid a rollover. If climbing a steep slope, stand on the foot pegs and pull your body forward to relieve weight on the rear axle. If descending a steep slope do the opposite, put all your weight on the rear axle, if you need to reduce the speed, use the rear and front brake cautiously (press and release several times).
If you experience stuck or buried tires, adjust your body weight from one side to the other of the ATV until it is released.
Consider taking an ATV driver training course online or a UTV Safety Training course to ensure full knowledge and understanding.
UTV Training Online – Safe Start Up and Shut Down
- Place the ignition key into the accessory position. Do not start the engine.
- Test to ensure the front and rear brakes are working.
- Test all lights, horns and any other accessories to ensure proper working condition.
- Place the gearbox in neutral and a green light should appear.
- Turn on the engine and give some time to warm up to vehicle.
- Put the vehicle in first gear, release the brake and slowly press the accelerator.
- Drive slowly and check that the brakes are working again while in motion.
- When your ride is complete, park on preferably flat surface.
- Put the vehicle in neutral and engage the parking brake.
- Turn the ignition off.
Taking an online ATV training course or a Side by Side all terrain vehicles course will allow you to feel confident in operating your vehicle safely.