Operator training in Africa

Purpose of the program

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills in safe equipment operations and basic daily maintenance.

Learning modules

Module 1: Legal requirements for a tractor operator

Module 2: Starting up and driving your tractor

Module 3: Safe operations of a tractor and implements

Module 4: General tractor maintenance


  • National Road Traffic Act, 1998
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Know your controls and instruments
  • Know your instrument panel
  • Daily service before starting
  • Getting in position
  • Starting up
  • Malfunctioning
  • Stopping the tractor
  • General driving guidelines
  • Driving on public roads
  • Hitching
  • Tractor accident causes
  • Watch out for other people
  • Apply daily safety checks
  • Apply start-up safety
  • Apply shut down safety
  • Apply fuelling safety
  • Apply safety when hitching implements
  • PTO shafts
  • Trailers
  • Apply safe hill operation
  • Drivers responsibility in case of an accident
  • Understand the importance of general maintenance
  • Identify malfunctioning
  • Apply basic maintenance procedures

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