Yard Shunter

A Yard Shunter has an important role in a logistics business smooth running when it comes to moving rigids or articulated vehicles around a site. Yard Shunters play a vital role in the checking of loads on vehicles and the security of them. They are the first line of defence for finding any defects on the vehicle or trailer. A Yard Shunter is also highly skilled in their role of ensuring vehicles and trailers are in the right place at the right time.

What will you learn?
  • All relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

  • The responsibility of a yard shunter.

  • The workplace transport safety policy.

  • Introduction to vehicle and daily walk around checks.

  • Familiarisation drive.

  • Couple and uncoupling procedures.

  • Principles of reversing an articulated vehicle.

  • Carry put pre-use checks and the fault or defect reporting procedure.

  • Complete a driver side (good side) and blind side reverse.


Candidates will be provided with a GTA in-house certification of competence on completion of the course.

Duration and cost:


  • Duration: 2 days (1 day at GTA site and 1 day onsite)

  • Cost: £550

  • Location: GTA + Onsite

  • Candidates: max 3


  • Duration: 1 day

  • Cost: £350

  • Location: Onsite

  • Candidates: max 3