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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.

CATEGORIES:  WHEELED – TRACKED
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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