Winter Service Operations Unit 580 Health & Safety – Scotland Transerv

Winter Service Operations: Unit 580 Health & Safety

Course Summary

City & Guilds Winter Service Operations is split into various units. Unit 580 is the health & safety unit which is compulsory for operatives. Following competition of this unit delegates will be required to complete at least one assessment unit using a winter service vehicle appropriate to the category being assessed.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at those involved with Winter Operations, both existing Winter Service Operatives, who need re-assessment to re-new their registration and for new or inexperienced operatives who are seeking registration for the first time.


This course covers the following areas:

– Current Health and Safety Legislation related to winter service operations

– Vehicles and equipment checks and defect reporting

– Winter service vehicles and equipment

– Rates of spread for de-icing materials

– Emergency procedures

– Drivers hours and working time

– Environmental considerations

– Terminology

– Winter service policy

– Winter service operational planning and monitoring

– Methods to decision making

– Qualifications available for Winter Service Operations

– Data logging

Course Objectives

Following completion of this delegates must complete one other practical unit in order to achieve the City & Guilds Winter Service Operations qualification. Practical units are as follows: (Dates available on request)

511 – Prepare and operate winter service vehicles up to 3500kg (Inc tractors)

512 – Prepare and operate winter service vehicles 3500kg to 7500kg

513 – Prepare and operate winter service vehicles over 7500kg Large LGV

550 – Operate snow blower (Rolba 400 or 1000)

560 – Operate snow blower – dedicated




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