Skid Steer Loader Training

The Skid steer loader is capable of zero-radius, “pirouette” turning, which makes it extremely manoeuvrable and valuable for applications that require a compact, agile material handler. And can be equipped with foam filled tires aswell as tracks which makes them ideal for any terrain.

The conventional bucket of many skid steer loaders can be replaced with a variety of specialised buckets or attachments, many powered by the loader’s hydraulic system making them a versatile addition to any operation.

Skid Steer Training Course

The attachments that can be fitted to a skid steer loader include backhoe, hydraulic breaker, pallet forks, angle broom, sweeper, auger, mower, snow blower, stump grinder, tree spade, trencher, dumping hopper, ripper, tillers, grapple, tilt, roller, snow blade, wheel saw, cement mixer, and wood chipper machine.

BITA Categories
Not Listed – Skid Steer: Wheeled & Tracked

Course content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Re-fuelling the Skid Steer Loader
  • Pre-use checks/ Maintenance
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the Skid Steer Loader
  • Manoeuvring the Skid Steer Loader in open and confined areas
  • Material movement/ Stockpiling
  • Weight estimation
  • Attachment changing

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 1 day max 3
Familiarisation 0.5 day max 3
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