Loading Shovel (Bucket Loader)

Course Overview:

This course is designed to train the basic skill requirements and associated job safety knowledge of Loading Shovels.

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course trainees will have an understanding of the following:

  • Safety rules and operating procedures
  • Importance of good maintenance and safe operation
  • Stability and mobility considerations when operating equipment
  • Carry out pre shift checks and daily maintenance on their machine

Course Content:

  • Legal Duties
  • Regulations
  • Responsibilities
  • PPE Requirements
  • Accident Causes & Prevention
  • Bucket Loader Capacities
  • Operators Safety Code
  • Hydraulic Systems & Controls
  • Pre-Use Safety checks
  • Care of Equipment
  • Weight Estimation
  • Loader Stability
  • Overload Warning Devices
  • Safe Operating Practices
  • Attachments
  • Practical Examination
  • Theoretical Examination


Novice Operators - 2 days training required

Experienced Operator and Renewal of Certificate (Refresher) - 1 days training required

NB: Should the trainer, on the day of assessment, determine that further training is required, additional days maybe needed.

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