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            LORRY LOADER


The aim of the Lorry Loader Course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely operate the Lorry Loader 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

  • Explain all relevant documentation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks on the Host Vehicle and Loader Crane

  • Configure the vehicle and Loader Crane ready for travel

  • Travel the vehicle to an area of work

  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces

  • Position and configure the vehicle and Loader Crane for lifting duties

  • Deploy the stabilisers to specification

  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Programme/ set-up and/or comply with Rated Capacity Indicators or Load Moment Indicators for lifting duties

  • Identify weights and centres of gravity of loads

  • Lift various loads using the full radius and slewing capabilities of the Loader Crane

  • Place loads accurately at designate positions including on/into and from the vehicle

  • Explain the use of, types and fitting of boom extensions

  • Minimise the swinging of loads

  • Secure loads on or in the vehicle

  • Explain different types of lifting accessories compatible with Loader Crane use

  • Maintain safe working situations

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

CPCS Technical Tests

  • Theory: 1 hour

  • Practical: 1 hour 20 mins


  • Hook

  • Clamshell Bucket

  •  Grab


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