The basic course syllabus includes...

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & ACOPS
Site Safety – Area Hazards – PPE
Pre-Start Checks – Stability – Safe Working Load – Rated Capacity
Manoeuvring – Stop / Start – Use of Controls & Observation
Shovel Use & Lifting – Loading Techniques
Practical Work Uses
Pre-Start Check Test
Practical Test
Theory Test
Course closing summary


As with all our courses, we will adapt the course to suit the experience and number of candidates on the course, which may affect the duration.

Refresher Course: 1 day
Semi Experienced Course: 3 days
Novice Operative Course: 4 days

Instructor Machinery Ratio

This course has an instructor – trainee – machinery ratio of...

3 x Trainees
1 x Instructor
1 x Loading Shovel

Attachment Training

We also offer attachment training for the loading shovel and all plant machinery types, please contact us for further details...

Manual Handling
Slinging Techniques
Brush Sweeper
Snow Plow

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