Skid Steer

The aim of the course is to:

Provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating a Skid Steer Loader

The objectives of the course are to enable delegates to:

  • Be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and accepted good practice
  • Understand the causes of instability of the truck and the load
  • Carry out a pre-start inspection
  • Be able to operate safely under varying site conditions
  • Be able to position the vehicle for loading from and dumping into excavations etc.
  • Have an understanding of responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other current relevant legislation
  • Planning the work
  • Check controls and equipment
  • Engineering principles and stability
  • Attachments, accessories and associated equipment
  • Truck loading
  • Excavating
  • Shut down the equipment
  • Securing the work site

Course summary:

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises covering:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Other current relevant regulations
  • Introduction to machine
  • Pre-start inspections
  • Controls and instruments
  • Coolant, fuel and lubrication systems
  • Driving, loading and unloading etc.

Course Duration – Depending on Accreditation & Experience

Certification – CPCS, NPORS, STS Group

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