2 Day Trailer Servicing & Maintenance Course

Towing Solutions Trailer Servicing & Maintenance course Certified by the IMIawards (Institute of the Motor Industry) and the NTTA (National Trailer & Towing Association) the leading trade association for the UK Towing industry

A professional two day training programme for beginners, delegates will learn the start to finish of servicing a trailer. Perfect for someone with little or no previous experience, who is keen to enter the industry. Combined with hands-on, practical activities, you will receive hints and tips to get you on your way to starting a career as a Trailer Servicing Technician. 

Trailer Servicing & Maintenance

Course Details

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.

Designed For

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.

Trailer Servicing & Maintenance
Trailer Servicing & Maintenance

Summary

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 -

Day 1

  • 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

Day 2

  • Electrics
  • Lights and Power triangle
  • LED lights and bulbs
  • 7 pin and 13 pin plug – practical
  • Fault finding – light board
  • Winches
  • Hydraulic tipper mechanisms – including oil – Health & Safety best practice
  • Gas struts

Attendance

This is a 2 day course. A light lunch and refreshments are provided. Maximum of 6 delegates per course.

Industry Qualification

Successful candidates will be NTTA (National Trailer & Towing Association) & IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) certificated as Trailer Servicing & Maintenance Technician.

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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.

  • 2 day course maximum 6 delegates

NB: Dependant on delegate numbers and on-site facilities, we may be able to deliver this course on your premises. Contact us for details.

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Testimonials

"I thought the practical activities were very good. The training mock trailers were well thought of and at a good height to see and work with. It was good to get stuck in and take the brakes apart then put it all back together rather than just watch somone"
"Many thanks for my course certificate and for the course I attended back in March.It was very helpful towards me going it on my own in the near future."
"The course was very good and helped with my knowledge and understanding on the service and maintenance of trailers. Dave Ward was a good trainer and I found it easy to learn from him"