LOADING SHOVEL

Introduction

The aim of the Loading Shovel wheeled or tracked course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely operate the Loading Shovel and successfully sit both the Theory and Practical elements of the CPCS Technical Test. NPORS testing is also available on this category.


Candidates will be trained and/or tested by

fully qualified, experienced instructors.

 The main areas covered during training are:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology

  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks

  • Configure and set for site and highway travel

  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces; laden and unladen

  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces

  • Configure and set for extraction/ excavating and loading duties

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Extract differing types of materials from stockpiles and other sources / Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground

  • Form stockpiles of segregated materials and construct (temporary) ramps

  • Sort and place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers

  • Grade, spread and level ground materials

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

CPCS Technical Tests

  • Theory: 1 hour

  • Practical: 1 hour 30 mins

Variations

  • A21- Wheeled

  • A22- Tracked

    CPCS THEORY QUESTIONS A21 &A22


Fiona@donaldmunro.co.uk for Training or Donald@donaldmunro.co.uk  for Plant Hire

                           Tel: 01863 766271   Fax: 01863 766077

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