Land Rover Off-Road Training For National Grid Engineers

Land Rover Discovery 3

Land Rover Off-Road Training For National Grid Engineers

Land Rover has won a contract to deliver a dedicated training programme for National Grid Wireless, the leading provider of large scale transmission infrastructure to broadcasters and mobile telecommunications operators in the UK. The training course has been developed to enable engineers who drive 4x4 vehicles to cope with adverse conditions on and off road.

The National Grid Wireless announcement comes hard on the heels of an order to supply 49 Discovery 3 vehicles to the Highways Agency, the organisation responsible for maintaining and operating England's motorways and major A roads. Land Rover will be providing expert tuition for the Highways Agency.

Land Rover's UK Marketing Director, Andy Griffiths, said: "We work with emergency services, police, and ambulance teams across the country. With nearly 60 years of experience in overcoming the elements and negotiating any terrain, we have a wealth of experience to share with organisations such as National Grid Wireless."

Peter Sanders, General Manager, Operational Services, at National Grid Wireless, added: "This specifically tailored training programme will ensure that the company's field operations team has the knowledge and ability to use 4x4 vehicles safely and effectively; in all weather conditions and terrains."

There are nine Land Rover Experiences throughout the UK, each with its own unique off-road course featuring some of the most challenging surfaces and terrain any driver could encounter. They provide the perfect setting in which to develop confidence and skill under expert tuition from highly trained instructors.

Land Rover supplies a quarter of the global aid agency market and is involved in numerous important conservation programmes worldwide, which are hugely beneficial to local communities.  Without the use of Land Rovers, some of their rescue missions or emergency operations would be impossible.

Nearly two-thirds of the Land Rovers produced since 1948 are still being driven, many in conditions where no other vehicle is capable of being used.

Published 12 November 2007 Melanie Carter

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