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Loading Shovel at The Construction Skills People Ltd

Course description

This assessment is designed for those involved in operating Loading Shovels to show their competence in this equipment.

To successfully pass the assessment the operator must be able to:

  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Identify and comply with manufacturer’s instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook.
  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks.
  • Set the loading shovel for travel.
  • Travel the machine 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 – wheeled).
  • Ensure load integrity.
  • Clean, spread and level differing types of materials (wheeled) or 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 i.e. vehicles/hoppers etc.
  • Place the loading shovel in an out-of service condition.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Construction Skills People Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2015
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