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HTA Training for Escorters

"It is the responsibility of hauliers to satisfy themselves that their own escort personnel are sufficiently competent to undertake the task of escorting abnormal loads.  Competent means that they are suitably trained and qualified for the role."

Where a subcontractor is employed the operator should ensure that the subcontractor and their staff are competent, through training and assessment for the role."  1

"Competence is the ability to undertake responsibilities and perform activities to a recognised standard on a regular basis.  It combines practical and thinking skills, knowledge and experience." 2

1Approved Code of Practice, Lighting & Marking for Abnormal Load Self-escorting vehicles incorporating Operating Guidance
2As defined under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR)

Image courtesy of Road Pilots Abnormal Load Escort

HTA Approved Training Centres

HTA Approved Training Centres are licensed to provide training plus conduct City & Guilds Assessments.  Wider UK coverage of centres is planned and added here as they become licensed:-

  • HTA Stage 2 Escort Driver & Stage 3 Escort Manager Programme - Collett & Sons, Halifax

Find out more about the HTA's Project SAbLE (Safer Abnormal Load Escorting)

The Heavy Transport Association,
The White House, High Street,
Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9PX

t: +44 (0)1829 773 104