Loading Shovel Training

A loader is a type of tractor, usually wheeled, sometimes on tracks, that has a front-mounted square wide bucket connected to the end of two booms (arms) to scoop up loose material from the ground, such as dirt, sand or gravel, and move it from one place to another without pushing the material across the ground. A loader is commonly used to move a stockpiled material from ground level and deposit it into an awaiting truck, into an open trench excavation or into other plant machinery.

Loading Shovel Training Course
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Course content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Re-fuelling of Loading Shovel
  • Pre-use checks & Basic Maintenance
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the Loading Shovel
  • Manoeuvring the Loading Shovel in open and confined areas
  • Principals of operation on rough terrains
  • Load handling; picking up, setting down, transporting
  • Loading and unloading lorries with the Loading Shovel

Course assessment

  • Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist.
  • Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Forklift training course

Course certification

  • ITSSAR accredited certificate
  • TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme) registration
Course Duration Candidates
Novice 3 – 5 days max 3
Experienced Operator 2 – 3 days max 3
Safety Refresher 1 day max 3
Conversion 2 days max 3
Familiarisation 0.5 day max 3
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