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Loading Shovel Training

Loading Shovel Training

Loading Shovel Training and assessment programme enables experienced plant operators to gain recognition for their achievements via certification and provides them with the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge associated with plant operations, leading to suitable certification.

The course is of 1 day duration with a maximum of 6 candidates catered for.

Who should attend

As per the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act of 2005, employers must ensure their machine operators are trained on all items of mobile plant (such as loading shovels or front-end loaders). If you operate a Loading Shovel at work you need training.

Course summary

Theory Test:- On completion of any corrective training, candidates are allowed 45 minutes to answer a multiple choice question paper. Questions are based on the following subjects:

  • Legislation and regulations
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Safe working practices
  • Machine components and functions
  • Correct operating techniques
  • Pre-use checks and basic maintenance
  • Road travel (where permitted)
  • Types and characteristics of materials and loads
  • Site safety
  • Shut down and securing procedures

Subjects that the questions will be based on will be covered during the training. To be successful in the theory test, candidates must achieve a minimum of 70% of the total available marks. Those candidates who achieve a minimum of 85% will be awarded a credit.

Practical Test:- In the practical test the candidate will demonstrate tasks with the Front End loader (Loading Shovel). All practical tasks must be completed within a set time.