Agricultural or Forestry Tractors Course

for Agricultural or Forestry Tractor Operators



Agricultural or forestry tractors course, for operators who use such equipment.

The use of work equipment that requires particular knowledge and responsibility makes a specific qualification mandatory. Legislative Decree 81/08 provides a dedicated training course for users of agricultural tractors. The State-Regions Conference Agreement of 02/22/2012 detailed the duration and contents of the course.

The training course includes both a theoretical and a practical part; the agricultural tractor course lasts 8 hours and expires every five years. To update training it is necessary to attend the Agricultural Tractors Update which lasts 4 hours.

Theoretical and practical tests will be carried out to evaluate the knowledge acquired during the Agricultural Tractors Course; a participation/training/qualification certificate will be issued to those who successfully pass them.

Agricultural Tractor License

The agricultural tractor license is issued at the end of the training. The license corresponds to the training certificate, as it is the same document.

Choose one of the modes below:​

Check the next available dates, then fill out the corresponding registration form.

Starting from 5 members; request a quote for info and costs.

    Legal – Regulatory Module
    • Regulatory panorama regarding Safety and Hygiene in the Workplace with particular reference to the use of self-propelled work equipment with operator on board (Legislative Decree 81/08). Operator’s responsibility.
    Technical Module
    • Categories of tractors: the various types of wheeled and caterpillar tractors and description of the general and specific characteristics.
    • Main components: load-bearing structure, transmission components, organs. propulsion systems, steering and braking devices, coupling and operating devices for operating machines, hydraulic system, electrical system.
    • Control and safety devices: identification of control devices and their operation, identification of safety devices and their function.
    • Checks to be carried out before use: visual and functional checks.
    • Specific PPE for use with tractors: hearing protection devices, respiratory protection devices, protective clothing against contact with pesticide products, etc.
    • Methods of safe use and risks: analysis and evaluation of the most recurring risks in the use of tractors (risk of overturning and static and dynamic stability, unintentional contact with moving parts and hot surfaces, risks due to mobility, etc.) . Starting, moving, connection to the operating machine, drives and maneuvers.
    Practical module – for wheeled tractors
    • Identification of the main components: load-bearing structure, transmission parts, propulsion parts, steering and braking parts, coupling and driving devices of the operating machines. Identification of control and safety devices: identification of control devices and their operation, identification of safety devices and their function.
    • Pre-use checks: visual and functional checks of the tractor, control and safety devices.
    • Planning field operations: slopes, access, obstacles on the route and terrain conditions.
    • Operational practice exercises: driving techniques and management of dangerous situations.
    • Driving the tractor on level ground with an instructor in the passenger seat. The exercises must include:
      a) driving the tractor without equipment;
      b) coupling maneuver of semi-mounted and towed equipment;
      c) driving with one and two axle trailers;
      d) driving the tractor under lateral load conditions (e.g. with an articulated arm brush cutter);
      e) driving the tractor in front loaded conditions (e.g. with front loader);
      f) driving the tractor with rear loading.
    • Tractor driving in the field. The exercises must include:
      a) driving the tractor without equipment;
      b) driving with a one- and two-axle trailer equipped with a braking device compatible with the tractor;
      c) driving the tractor in lateral load conditions (e.g. working with an articulated arm brush cutter having technical characteristics compatible with the tractor);
      d) driving the tractor in front loading conditions (e.g. working with a front loader having technical characteristics compatible with the tractor);
      e) driving the tractor with rear loading.
    • Putting the tractor to rest: parking and storage (hospitalization) in a suitable area, precautions against unauthorized use.

    Legislative references: articles 37 paragraph 7 and 73 Legislative Decree 81/08 and subsequent amendments. and Agreement of the State-Regions Conference on work equipment of 22 February 2012

    Recipients: workers employed in the use of agricultural tractors, self-employed workers, employers

    Duration: 8 hours

    Type of training: classroom course / at home

    Locations: at our headquarters in Lecce or at home

    Training certificate: certificate valid throughout Italy, for the purposes of the legislation in question

    Requirements: understanding of the Italian language

    Update: every 5 years, 4 hours of updating agricultural tractors