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Tracked loading shovel



4 days


About the Course

Tracked Loading Shovel


Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98 Operators Safety code Refuelling, Pre-use checks on a Loading Shovel Factors affecting stability of a Loading Shovel Motive controls & Hydraulic controls Operating in open and confined areas Manoeuvring a Loading Shovel on different terrains Lorry Loading and unloading


1 Day (Experienced Operator)

5 Days (Novice)

Maximum Number

1- 4 Candidates


Novice - None Refresher - Proof of prior operations & experience


This course aims to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the operational, and safety requirements together with the necessary operational skills applicable to Loading Shovel. This course is applicable to novices or experienced operators requiring scheme re-assessment.

Teaching Methods

Classroom (Powerpoint, Handouts, Videos,Written Question Paper)

Practical (Demonstrations, Hands on, Assessment of Competence)

Training includes

Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
Use of the operator’s handbook, etc
Pre-use, start, running checks and close-down procedure
Preparing the excavator for site and road travel
Travelling the excavator over differing types of terrain, including rough, undulating ground and up and down substantial inclines
Manoeuvring, progressing to confined spaces in a forward and reverse direction
Positioning and setting the machine to excavate
Precautions and actions for underground and overhead services and other hazards
Soil and material characteristics
Excavating below ground lever
Loading vehicles and hoppers
Backfilling, grading, spreading and levelling different types of terrain
How to remove and re-attach different buckets
Placing the excavator in an out-of-service condition
Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter
Trained operator achievement test"

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