Winter Service

In today’s ever changing weather fronts, Winter Service is becoming more and more prevalent. The best way to prepare for this yearly part of our workflow is to train and assess your staff to be prepared, competent and compliant for it.

City Traffic Management Services Limited have approved Winter Service Instructors and Assessors available to undertake this training for you. We have the ability to take your staff from new member of staff to fully qualified supervisor, or any stage thereof, through a schedule of training courses and type approved assessments.

Our Training Centre is accredited through Lantra Awards to deliver approved Winter Service courses, and our Instructors are fully conversant in Winter Maintenance courses and Assessments. Our Instructors have been involved in all levels of Winter Service for Highways England and local county councils, working in areas such as Gritter drivers, snow desk operators, supervisors and bronze commanders. This we believe gives our team the total confidence to deliver Winter Service training courses and assessments to the highest possible standard for your staff.

Referring to the Well-Managed Highways Infrastructure code of practice, the document highlights that there is a need for “The appropriate competencies for all staff should be identified. Training should be provided where necessary for directly employed staff, and contractors should be required to provide evidence of the appropriate competencies of their staff. With this in mind we have teamed up with Lantra to deliver the courses as detailed below in the table.

Product titleAssessment typeCertificate option
Winter Service Operations - Health and Safety AwarenessMultiple choice (paper based or online)n/a
Winter Service Operations - Prepare and Operate Winter Service Vehicles and Equipment up to 3500kgPractical observation and oral questioning• Fixed spreaders
• Demountable spreaders
• Towed spreaders
• Snowploughs
• Brine application
Winter Service Operations - Prepare and Operate Winter Service Vehicles and Equipment up to 3500kg to 7500kgPractical observation and oral questioning• Fixed spreaders
• Demountable spreaders
• Towed spreaders
• Snowploughs
• Brine application
Winter Service Operations - Prepare and Operate Winter Service Vehicles and Equipment over 7500kgPractical observation and oral questioning• Fixed spreaders
• Demountable spreaders
• Towed spreaders
• Snowploughs
• Brine application
• Dedicated Highways England winter service vehicles
• Dedicated National Assembly for Wales winter service vehicles
Winter Service Operations - Prepare and Operate Snow BlowersPractical observation and oral questioning• Dedicated snow blowers
• Demountable snow blowers
• Dedicated Highways England winter service vehicles
• Dedicated National Assembly for Wales winter service vehicles

If you would like to talk to us about your requirements then please give us a call or get in touch for one of our experienced members of staff to give you a call.