Plant Machinery

Wheeled Loading Shovel

Please note this course is available in a 2, 3, or 4 day course as well as a 1 day refresher course.

Wheeled loading shovels are key pieces of heavy duty equipment within the land-based and construction industries.

They’re used for a multitude of tasks when moving and loading materials.

Their versatility and wide use means that it’s especially important that you’re fully trained in their safe and efficient use.

Our 2-day training course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to operate these loading shovels safely at work.

On successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate for a loading shovel (wheeled).

The finer details:

Our 2-day course covers both training and practical assessment.

It will give you all the knowledge you need to know to operate a wheeled loading shovel.

You’ll cover all the critical legislation and learn about the nuts and bolts of this machine- its components, instruments and controls.

Then it’s onto the practical aspects.

You’ll be shown how to carry out pre-shift and daily checks to prevent accidents. 

You’ll have plenty of practice in stopping, starting and operating the machine.

We’ll also cover how to operate the front shovel, the multi-purpose bucket and all aspects of excavating.

Site safety, driving on the roads and any possible problems will then be reviewed.

Course sessions:

  • Working in the construction industry
  • Specific legislation/guidance on LOLER
  • Components of loading shovels
  • Stability of the machine
  • Familiarisation with instruments and controls
  • Stopping and starting the machine
  • Accident prevention
  • Pre-shift checks
  • Daily checks
  • Operating the multi-purpose bucket
  • Operating factors – excavate
  • Site safety
  • Operating the machine: driving; use of front shovel; stockpile; site strip; ramp; load vehicle
  • Driving on the highway and transportation
  • Possible problems.
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Tracked Loading Shovel

Become proficient in using tracked loading shovels with our comprehensive 5-day course.

Please note this course is available in a 5 day full course option or a 1 day refresher course option.

Overview :

Tracked loading shovels are key pieces of heavy duty equipment within the land-based and construction industries.

They’re used for a multitude of tasks when moving and loading materials.

Their versatility and wide use means that it’s especially important that you’re fully trained in their safe and efficient use.

Our 5-day training course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to operate these loading shovels safely at work.

On successful completion, you’ll receive a training certificate for a loading shovel (tracked).

The finer details:

Our comprehensive 5-day course covers both training and practical assessment.

It will give you all the knowledge you need to know to operate a tracked loading shovel.

You’ll cover all the critical legislation and learn about the nuts and bolts of this machine- its components, instruments and controls.

Then it’s onto the practical aspects.

You’ll  be shown how to carry out pre-shift and daily checks to prevent accidents. 

You’ll have plenty of practice in stopping, starting and operating the machine.

We’ll also cover how to operate the front shovel, the multi-purpose bucket and all aspects of excavating.

Site safety, driving on the roads and any possible problems will then be reviewed.

Course sessions:

  • Working in the construction industry
  • Specific legislation/guidance on LOLER
  • Components of loading shovels
  • Stability of the machine
  • Familiarisation with instruments and controls
  • Stopping and starting the machine
  • Accident prevention
  • Pre-shift checks
  • Daily checks
  • Operating the multi-purpose bucket
  • Operating factors – excavate
  • Site safety
  • Operating the machine: driving; use of front shovel; stockpile; site strip; ramp; load vehicle
  • Driving on the highway and transportation
  • Possible problems.

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Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes (wheeled)

Boost your knowledge and skills on this popular and versatile machine with our Lantra approved course.

Please note this course is offered in a 2, 3, 5 or 9 day option as well as a 1 day refresher course option.

360° excavators are widely used throughout the land-based and construction industries.

Their strength is their versatility and power.

But these attributes also increase the risk of accidents when the machine is incorrectly operated.

Our course will teach you how to use a 360° excavator safely and with confidence.

The finer details:

This is an integrated training and assessment course.

You’ll receive a certificate in training once it is complete.

We’ll guide you through exactly what the machine can do.

You’ll learn key pre-use and running checks and all about accident prevention.

And then it’s onto the practical stuff.

We’ll teach you how to operate the machine, change attachments and excavate on a variety of terrains.

You’ll also be taught both the theory and practice of more advanced operational techniques.

Course sessions:

  • Working in the construction industry
  • Components of 360° excavators
  • Models of operation
  • Stability of the machine
  • Accident prevention
  • Pre-shift checks
  • Familiarisation with instruments and controls
  • Starting and stopping the machine
  • Operating the machine
  • Daily checks
  • Operating the machine – changing attachments
  • Operating factors
  • Possible problems
  • Advanced operation
  • Advanced operations – theory
  • Site safety
  • Transportation.


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Excavator 180 above 5 tonnes

Increase your knowledge and skills on this popular and versatile machine with our course.

Please note this course comes with the option of a 2, 3 or 5 day course as well as a 1 day refresher course option.

180° excavators are widely used throughout the land-based and construction industries.

Their strength is their versatility and power.

But these attributes also increase the risk of accidents when the machine is incorrectly operated.

Our course will teach you how to use a 180° excavator safely and with confidence.

The finer details

This is an integrated training and assessment course.

You’ll receive a certificate in training once it is complete.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the key fundamentals of 180° excavator operation.

You’ll learn safety theory and all you need to know about the machine and its capabilities.

And then it’s onto a wealth of practical sessions.

You’ll be taught the operational basics, how to dig a variety of trenches and how to use a number of different attachments.

Course sessions:

  • Working in the construction industry
  • Components of 180° excavators
  • Models of operation
  • Stability of the machine
  • Accident prevention
  • Pre-shift checks
  • Familiarisation with instruments and controls
  • Starting and stopping the machine
  • Operating factors
  • Operating to produce trench 1m deep by 10m long by one bucket width
  • Driving on the highway and transportation
  • Operating to produce trench 2m deep by 5m long with battered sides
  • Operating to form a simple ditch
  • Operating to produce a straight trench 1m deep by 10m long using sand, lime or marker spray line
  • Operating to fill a vehicle using the backactor to produce a square hole and fill vehicle
  • Operating the machine: driving; use of front shovel; use of multi-purpose bucket (if applicable); use of the backactor; changing attachments/buckets
  • Operating to produce trench 1m deep by 10m long with restrictions
  • Site safety
  • Operating to produce a trench with a square manhole
  • Advanced operation to form a ditch
  • Possible problems
  • Advanced operation to clean a ditch.

A 1 Day refresher course is also available if you wish to simply remind yourself of your previous training.

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Dumpers (Tracked) up to 10 tonnes Refresher

Refresh your skills in operating this flexible piece of machinery with our 1-day course.

Forward-tipping dumpers are used throughout the land-based and construction industries.

Their ability to carry large loads across a range of terrains make them a key piece of machinery.

Our refresher course involves tracked forward-tipping dumpers.

You’ll learn to operate the vehicle safely and with confidence.

The finer details:

Our  1-day refresher course includes training and practical assessment.

We’ll run through the capabilities of the machine.

There will be sessions on accident prevention and all the relevant safety checks.

And then it will be on to the practical side of things.

You’ll be taught both basic and advanced techniques for operating the dumper.

Course sessions:

  • Working in the construction industry
  • Components of dumpers
  • Stability of the machine
  • Accident prevention
  • Pre-shift checks
  • Starting/Stopping the machine
  • Daily checks
  • Operating the machine
  • Advanced operation
  • Transportation
  • Site safety.

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