2 Day Trailer Servicing & Maintenance
Specialised knowledge of component identification, maintenance of trailers and mobile plant are key skills which contributes significantly to the effective reduction of costs and to increased safety in the management of trailers in regular use.
Businesses who service and maintain customer's trailers. Vehicle service technicians, workshop fitters and team leaders who have responsibility within organisations for maintaining and servicing trailers, horseboxes, marine trailers, mobile plant and other towed equipment.
This 2 day programme for beginners provides a combination of theory and practical workshop activities. The course addresses all the relevant disciplines needed to service trailers. Including changing a damper, learning auto reverse braking systems complete with adjustments, chassis, wheels, torque settings, LED lights, 7 pin and 13 pin plugs and a host of hints and tips from the experienced assessors that make the work more efficient and profitable.
All delegates will be given a full set of Trailer Servicing & Maintenance course notes to assist in learning the theory on your training days as well as using as references in the future. Our illustrated course notes include informative technical data and useful manufacturer’s specifications.
The delegate will learn the start to finish of servicing a trailer and all the tips and hints to get the person on their way to starting a career as a Trailer Servicing Technician.
What the course covers -
- Towing Law
- Breakaway cable and secondary cables
- Hydraulic couplings – including eye coupling and hooks
- Changing a damper and rubber bellows
- Auto-reverse braking systems – complete with adjustments
- Chassis designs
- Wheel bearings / adjustments / torque figures
- Wheels / tyres / tightening sequence including torque figures
- Jockey wheels / clamps
- Lights and Power triangle
- LED lights and bulbs
- 7 pin and 13 pin plug – practical
- Fault finding – light board
- Hydraulic tipper mechanisms – including oil – Health & Safety best practice
- Gas struts
This is a 2 day course. A light lunch and refreshments are provided. Maximum of 6 delegates per course.
Successful candidates will be NTTA (National Trailer & Towing Association) & IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) certificated as Trailer Servicing & Maintenance Technician.