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.
- 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.
At the end of this course you’ll be able to:
- Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
- Identify and comply with manufacturers’ instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources and applicable legislation (PUWER, LOLER)
- Carry out all pre-use and running checks
- Set the loading shovel for travel
- Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state
- Travel up and down substantial inclines in a loaded and unloaded state
- Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction in a loaded and unloaded state
- Carry out excavations from an embankment of different materials and form stockpiles and ramps
- Ensure load integrity and security
- Backfill, spread and level differing types of material using a multi-purpose front bucket (tracked)
- Carry out excavations from below ground level (tracked)
- Load various types of materials into receptacles, such as vehicles, hoppers and so on
- Place the loading shovel in an out-of-service condition
- Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.