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Loading Shovel (Experienced Worker Test)

This training is essential for workers to operate a loading shovel safely. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

  • The nature of the industry sector and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

  • The purpose, basic construction, controls and terminology of principal components

  • All manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, additional information sources and relevant regulations and legislation

  • All pre-use checks for wheeled loading shovels

  • Configuring and setting the plant for site and highway travel

  • Travelling over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces; laden and unladen

  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces

  • Configuring and setting the wheeled loading shovel for extraction and loading duties

  • All actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Extracting differing types of materials from stockpiles and other sources

  • Forming stores of segregated materials and constructing (temporary) ramps

  • Sorting and placing materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers

  • Spreading and levelling ground and materials

  • Carrying out shut down and securing procedures for a wheeled loading shovel

  • Explaining the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Course Code


Cost per person

Max Participants

1 day



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