The L’s today in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do, continuing with Lorry Loader.   Used by lots of building supply companies for easy delivery of equipment and materials.

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Course ratios – Lorry Loader

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 1 – 2 days 3 delegates or tests

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 3 delegates or tests

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 1 day for up to 4 tests.

One main point that we have to be careful of when cooking courses for the Lorry Loader is the variations of machine that the candidates may require.

The course variations are

*Remote Controlled (E)                         *Manual (F)                          * which the instructor can only tick one per test,   if both are required – that’s two tests.

Then we have the attachments, again this is one per test. 

Clamshell Bucket (Grab) (A)                 Crane Swivel Hook (B)                      Brick / Block Clamp (C)              Vehicle Lifting Frame (D)     or Other (Z)

So if the candidates use both Grab and Hook, this is 2 tests.

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.

Lorry Loader (Hiab).  (Clamshell Bucket, Crane Swivel Hook, Brick / Block clamp,

Vehicle lifting frame).

A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.

Representative Loads

Loads to be landed within 100mm of the designated landing point.

Hand signals to conform with BS7121 (slinger signaller must be adequately trained)

Any attachments which you would like testing on.

A means of maintaining a safe zone and avoid pedestrian or traffic near the lifting activities.

LOLER certification for all equipment used for practical sessions.

All machines and equipment to be in good working order.

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 Lifting Operations

More details are available on our Lorry Loader blogs

N107 Official NPORS Lorry Loader Training

N107 Lorry Loader Course Details

NPORS Lorry Loader

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