The L’s today in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do, continuing with Loading shovel.   Used in so many industries, from agriculture to construction.

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Course ratios – Loading Shovel

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 1 – 5 days 3 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 3 delegates

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 1 day for up to 6 delegates.

Here is a link to the course syllabus blog, containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

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Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS.   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

NPORS Course Name :  N209 Loading Shovel


Training locations

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space using the equipment you are used to using.

We will require a room for the theory session.

A machine to load with material i.e. Dump Truck, Tipper lorry, Skip or similar.

Materials to create a ramp to a minimum of 1.5 bucket width, with a minimum of 1.5 times the length of the loading shovel.

Loading vehicle to be filled to capacity (Minimum of 3 loads).

Any attachments which you would like to be detailed on the card to be available.

All vehicles to be in good working order.

LOLER certification if applicable.

How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

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Established Feb 1997 – Proud to be celebrating 25 years delivering quality training.

More details on Plant Operations

More details are available on our blogs

N209 Official NPORS Loading Shovel Training

N209 Loading Shovel Course Details

NPORS Loading Shovel