This is an off-centre category. Candidates must have access to equipment and a suitable site.

Skid Steer Loader

Course Aim

The purpose of our CPCS A23 Skid Steer Loader training is to provide your employee with the skills, knowledge, and understanding to use Skid Steer Loaders safely and efficiently.

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Course Description

The course and assessment will include:

  • Preparation of the machine for work.
  • Types of materials and safely operating 
  • pre-start and running checks.
  • Appropriate use of PPE.
  • Sort and place materials
  • Proper entry/exit of the machine.
  • Travel and maneuver over different ground conditions in forward and reverse directions, loaded and unloaded.
  • Purpose of principle components.
  • Construct temporary ramps
  • Underground and overhead services and hazards associated.
  • Matching the travel speed with ground conditions.
  • Transmission, brakes, and steering are used accurately.
  • Full observation before and during travel.
  • Avoid contact with obstructions while maneuvering.
  • Approach and position to extract materials (from a face or stockpile).
  • Assessment of loading area for level and hazards.
  • Extraction of material with safety (no high face overhang).
  • Loading bucket according to capacity.
  • Traveling as low to the ground as possible with the load.
  •  Leaving the Ground smooth and level.
  • Discharge loads over an edge or into a receptacle.
  • The discharge area approached at an appropriate speed.
  • Discharge area assessed for hazards.
  • Receptacle positioned for minimum travel.
  • Machine positioned in line and square with receptacle being loaded or edge.
  • Loads discharged in the proper sequence.
  • Emptying all materials from the bucket.
  • Loading vehicle evenly and to capacity (where applicable).
  • No excessive manoeuvring.
  • Loader arms are lowered after every loading cycle.
  • Placing the machine out-of-service mainly shut down and secure procedures.

How is the Course assessed?

The completed skid steer loader training ends with a theoretical and practical test.

What Certification will I receive?

Our skid steer loader training is CPCS accredited. After successful completion of the course, trainees would be given a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card.

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Duration- 3 Days

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Types of Cards

Trained Operator Card (RED)

The CPCS Red Card, also known as the Trained Operator Card, is a card provided by the CPCS for those that are at the initial stage of their career in plant operation. This card verifies the core skills and knowledge to work in their chosen field (under supervision) while they complete the applicable SVQ or NVQ or other relevant vocational qualifications.

Once you've received your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card, it will last for 2 years. During these 2 years, you must work towards and achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.


Competent Operator Card (BLUE)

A Competent Operator Card (COC) is a standardized document issued by the UK's Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that allows individuals to become authorized construction site supervisors. It confirms that the holder has demonstrated a level of health and safety awareness through a competency based-test, underpinning knowledge previously through a CPCS theory test, operating ability previously through a CPCS practical test, and operating competence on the type of plant (evidenced by an SVQ or NVQ or employer confirmation of competence).

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