NPORS Loading Shovel Course

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the safe, competent operation of a front end load shovel.

At the end of course delegates will be able to:

  • 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 key controls and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s 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
  • Understand 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