Industrial Loading Shovel

Course Aim

To equip candidates with the skills and understanding to operate Industrial Loading Shovel in a safe and efficient manner.

Course objectives and learning outcomes

By the end of the course the successful candidate will be able to:

  • Operate a Loading Shovel across a range of activities to a recognised standard.
  • Identify Hazards-Understand the principles of Risk Assessments and know the relevance of statutory regulations, ACOPS and guidance documents.
  • Carry out Routine Maintenance and Inspections
  • Understand the lay out and use of controls
  • Carry out simple manoeuvres, forward and reverse movements, turn, emergency stops, positioning and collections with and without ancillary equipment.
  • Identify and know the use and limitations of the truck and any ancillary equipment
  • Know Safety Practices and Safety Checks
  • Be able to complete Records, Logs and Safety Check Sheets


  • Continual Practical Assessment
  • Practical Test
  • Written /Oral Multi Choice Test


  • National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS Industrial Loading Shovel)
  • Construction Plant Competence Scheme