Training for road operators

courses incorporate interactive and practical learning techniques

The road training has been developed in consultation with experienced highway engineers and our expert road weather forecasters.

The courses incorporate interactive and practical learning techniques which will help to:

  • confidently interpret OpenRoad forecasts;
  • assess the risks to your road network;
  • make better-informed, timely decisions;
  • reduce the stress of marginal nights.

Our courses include:

Weather Essentials

An essential guide to weather information for road maintenance decision-making staff who have not had any road meteorology training.

Weather Refresher

This interactive and practical refresher course reinforces and builds on existing weather knowledge and previous road meteorology training.

Weather Basics

This short online learning module provides road maintenance staff and Independent Gritters with a basic introduction to weather principles and their impacts on road, car park and walkway surfaces.

Route Based Forecasting

This half day course will give candidates the necessary skills to interpret the Route Based Forecasting product with confidence to make accurate and efficient decisions when it comes to winter weather maintenance.

The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.

Last updated: 22 July 2014

Training for the Road Industry
This video explores the range of training courses we provide for the road industry.