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Skidsteer Loader (Novice)

A Skid Steer (Bobcat) is primarily used for digging and moving material and heavy loads, moving with wheels or tracks fixed at one angle on each side of the vehicle, which are locked in sync and have their own engines. A versatile machine, the skid steer is ideal for

  • Demolition

  • Roadworks

  • Excavation

  • Digging

  • Loading

  • Landscaping

  • Backfilling 

This Skid Steer N212 NPORS certification delivers the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to operate a skid steer safely and effectively. It is for plant operators who require practical and theory-based training and assessment to operate a skid steer on-site.   This training is essential for workers to operate a skid steer safely. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as a plant operator

  • Working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the skid steer

  • Locating and identifying the major components of the machine and explaining their functions

  • Locating and identifying key controls and explaining their functions

  • All pre-operational checks following manufacturer and legislative requirements

  • Identifying and maintaining PPE appropriate for skid steer loader usage

  • Preparing the skid steer loader for use and operating machinery safely and efficiently

  • Environmental considerations and impact of using a skid steer

  • Storage and transport of implements and attachments

  • Loading and unloading procedures for skid steer transportation

  • All end-of-shift and shut-down procedures


Course Code


Cost per person

Max Participants

3 days



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