Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Plant Operator courses, including this Loading Shovel training course. We specialise in providing on-site training and this course is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.
Aims and Objectives
To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary to train operators to correctly prepare, safely operate and correctly maintain a Loading Shovel.
● To have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
● To be able to locate and identify the major components and key controls of the machine and explain their functions
● Conduct all pre-operational checks, identify PPE appropriate for Loading Shovel and prepare the machine ready for operation
● Operate machinery safely and efficiently
● Storage and transport of implements and attachments
● Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
● Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures
Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements
This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that everyone at work needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide their employees with information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, their health and safety at work . The self employed also have a duty, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their work activities.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also specify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, e.g. when people start work. There are a number of other regulations with specific training requirements, e.g. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) specifies the need for training for people who use work equipment.
The Loading Shovel training course ratios are
Novice: 3 Candidates :1 Machine: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 – 5 Days
Refresher and Test: 3 Candidates: 1 Machine : 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day
Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): 6 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: 1 Day
EWT Combination 3+3 available for this category (i.e. 3 Loading shovel tests plus 3 dumper tests for example in one day)
Test timings: Full test must be completed within 1 hour 45 minute duration.
● Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
● Pre-operational checks
● Operate all controls safely and sympathetically
● External transport loading
● Creation of a ramp and transport material safely
● Attachments if required
● End of shift checks
If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training card (if required).
Sufficient quantity of material for the assessment, to load the machine
Create a ramp to minimum of 1.5 bucket width, with minimum of 1.5 times the length of the loading shovel
Loading vehicle to be filled to capacity. (Minimum of 3 loads)
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.
A machine to load with material i.e. Dump Truck / Tipper lorry.
Materials to create a ramp.
Any attachments which you would like to be detailed on the card.
The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate (if applicable) before commencement of the course.
All machines to be in good working order.
Certification & Validation
This Loading Shovel training course can be registered with our awarding body or certificated as a Kentra card. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:
● Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
● NPORS registration and plastic ID card N209 Loading Shovel training course
If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
In addition to our on-site training Kentra are in the unique position to be able to offer on-line courses, full details are available on our on-line website www.kentraonline.com
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If you would like to discuss this Loading Shovel training course or any other details please Contact us.