Loading Shovel Training Course

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A Loading Shovel training course can be provided for novice candidates through to experienced operators and the course registered by Kentra or an awarding body if required.


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)

A full list of machines available on this combination is available upon request, just Contact us.

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

Course Contents
Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
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

Variations of Loading Shovel

Course Requirements 

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.

Certification & Validation
The Loading Shovel training course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra validation and plastic ID card

CPCS registration and plastic ID card

Lantra Awards registration and plastic ID card

NPORS registration and plastic ID card N209 Loading Shovel training course

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We can deliver many types of Plant machinery courses, if you would like to discuss the different courses please Contact us.

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