Instructors from Mountain Rescue England and Wales
“Excellent, absolutely brilliant instructor, really knows his stuff. Rain and wind was not good, but the course was the best yet!”
“I’ve been a 4X4 Instructor for 6 years with Mountain Rescue England and Wales and although we’ve instructed over 100 people in our area it was good to pass a Lantra course with Chris from the Off Road Consultancy. Chris was easy to listen and learn from and would recommend him for all your off road training needs whatever your skill level.”
“Chris from the Off Road Consultancy did a great job. A real asset, hope you’re going to use them again. Professional and friendly, I never felt his advice was misplaced and I certainly learned some new things.”
“I found Chris our instructor for the weekend’s training to be very down to earth. He showed his extensive knowledge throughout the course. Nothing was too much trouble. He paced the delivery of the training at a steady but very thorough pace and took the time to ensure we understood each section. I would highly recommend Off Road Consultancy to anyone interested in off road driving tuition.”
Claire Phillips – Off Road and Overland enthusiast
“We went on an off Road tour arranged by Chris in the Scottish Highlands for a group of fellow defender drivers. Everything had been well thought out from the campsite to the lunch stops. We had a good variety of off road driving from muddy tracks, twisting routes through forests to driving the longest freshwater beach in Scotland! Anyone without previous off road experience had the opportunity to have the help needed from Chris as a qualified instructor to tackle some of the more advanced obstacles. Not something we have come across with other operators. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a tailored tour or training, you will not be disappointed!”
Andy Plimmer – CRO training officer
The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) is a cave and mountain rescue team run solely by volunteers within the operational area of the Three Peaks region of the Yorkshire Dales. Attending around ninety incidents a year makes the team one of the busiest in the UK. To assist the team in it’s duties a side by side ATV has recently been purchased. Chris Putt from the Off road Consultancy in collaboration with Coniston Hall off road centre has been delivering Lantra training and assessment for the team drivers. Chris has been extremely helpful and instructive and all the candidates have found his style and approach very supportive. Everyone attending for training has learned an enormous amount and has come back full of confidence and praise for the course.
To be able to now take the vehicle out into the dark and wet, on those critical rescues knowing that team members and casualties will be in safe hands is very reassuring.
Andrew Coles – Arboriculturist
I have recently completed a sit astride ATV course with Chris. I already thought I was fairly proficient in the use of a quad bike but I learned a lot during the day spent on the course. He covered both theoretical and practical aspects including the safety side.
Chris is positive, encouraging and exceptionally knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, got a lot out of it and learned a great deal.
I’ve been on numerous courses in the past and this one is right up there with the best. I would highly recommend it.
Iain Smith – Forestry and Conservationist
I took the Sit Astride ATV course as a complete novice with no prior experience. Chris immediately put me at ease and helped me gain confidence quickly through his expert instruction and extensive background knowledge.
I can highly recommend this company and intend to call upon the excellent tuition they provide.
Piers Ward – Associate Editor of Autocar (Haymarket Media Group)
“If ever a project needs a creative way of thinking about Health and Safety, Chris Putt is your man. He’s been writing risk assessments for a global PR agency for four years and in that time has learned that no two events are ever the same. In close consultation with the rest of the team, Chris has adapted each and every event risk assessment to make sure that it allows the event to proceed as it should, while still maintaining the very highest safety standards. No detail is overlooked and every potential disaster is mitigated – an especially challenging task when the events are mostly involving journalists.
With over 10 years of experience in the H&S world, his vast skill set means he has trained people in all manner of risk management, from flood water rescue to working at height. He is also one of the most experienced off-road drivers in the country. Fortunately, given the brimmed state of his garage, he is also well versed in confined space working.”
Omar Amri – Exploration Geologist
As an exploration geologist I work in remote areas of the world. I took the 2-day advanced off-roading and 1-day winch course with Chris. I’m a relative novice when it comes to driving with only several months of being behind the wheel and with no off-road driving experience but Chris was very professional and knew how to engage with me at a suitable level for me to understand and carry out what was needed for working with off-road vehicles and winching equipment. He was very patient with me and allowed me to go at my own pace for the duration of both courses. Chris left me feeling confident that I can professional apply the skills I learnt during the course in the workplace, with the LANTRA certification to prove this.
I can tell Chris has many years of experience instructing and working with off-road vehicles and field equipment. I would highly recommend doing this course with Off Road Consultancy for anyone who would need to do off-roading and potentially any winching as part of their job.
Michael Troup – Lantra Instructor
I contacted Chris to carry out some operator certification for ATV, 4×4 and winch training.
During the training I discussed my plans to become a Lantra Instructor. Chris offered to mentor me through the process.
Throughout the training Chris delivered the training and mentoring with an excellent balance of
professionalism, knowledge and practical skills. As an aspirant instructor I was keen to learn not only subject material but also training techniques. In contrast to other courses I have attended I felt Chris assessed my ability and delivered the course with maximum benefit to myself.
Having successfully become a Lantra instructor I continue to use Chris for ongoing support and as a sounding board for ATV, 4×4 and training matters. I would consider Chris as a true ambassador for Lantra, he has continued to demonstrate his excellent knowledge, skill, dedication to teaching and above all professionalism as a trainer and mentor.
Bertie Tupper – Lantra Instructor and Lantra Approved Training Provider From the moment I met Chris at the venue, I knew that I had picked the right instructor. He was well presented, organised and made me feel welcome. It was very clear of his knowledge of health and safety and all things related to off road driving. His teaching style was at a perfect pace considering he was teaching another Lantra instructor. The days were split between the theory element and practical operating skills, Chris gave clear practical demonstrations before asking me to do them. One thing I picked up that I really liked was when Chris was able to describe when he had used a certain practical skill in the real world and how he had overcome difficult situations.
Ben Samuelson – Director of Samuelson Wylie Associates
We have been delighted to work with Chris Putt on a number of events for our car manufacturer clients over the past few years. Chris has provided invaluable support to us in terms of off-road and general event support for some of the highest profile events organised by the Global PR and Marketing departments of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Bentley.
From writing internationally recognised risk assessments to being trusted to drive £250,000 motor cars in challenging conditions, from helping design and guide on some now pretty legendary off-road routes, Chris has been right at the heart of what we have been doing – and always with a smile and the most exemplary can-do attitude. I’ve seen him dressed smartly during an evening element of a Bentley event at the Tower of London and I’ve seen him caked in mud as we worked a dozen Mercedes-Benz press cars on the first off-road coast to coast crossing of the UK – and there has been no change in how positive, enthusiastic and highly regarded by my team, our clients and their guests he has been. I cannot recommend him highly enough.