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Loading shovel EXC07

Awarding Body:

LANTRA Awards

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1-2 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:

4

Experience Worker Tests per day:

4

Variations:

Tracked
Wheeled

Card options:

5-year LANTRA traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

16

Instructor:

Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is a loading shovel?

A loading shovel is a vehicle attached with shovel designed to perform heavy-duty tasks in earthwork and construction operations. This shovel has specific capabilities to accomplish the loading tasks.

What does the training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working Knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for loading shovel use
  • Conduct all necessary Safety checks at the Work area
  • Prepare the loading shovel for use, Operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of implements and attachments
  • Demonstrate Knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate and manoeuvre machine
  • Bulk loads to load and move
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Suitable vehicle/hopper to load
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Loading shovel and attachments
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

Theory assessment:

  • 25 multiple choice questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Carry out pre-start and operational checks
  • Drive and manoeuvre the machine on level terrain, gradients and rough ground
  • Agree on positioning of the vehicle to be loaded
  • Set the machine for work
  • Load the vehicle with material from a stockpile, minimum of 5 loads
  • Park and secure the machine away from the work area
  • Pass mark is less than 35 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 1 hour 30 minutes

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental,

Known as:

Loading shovel, Shovel, Earthmover

Manufactures:

JCB, CAT, Doosan, Avant, Norcar,

Functions:

Bulk material moving, loading vehicles, levelling, digging, Operating attachments,
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