A23 Skid Steer Loader course content

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Skid Steer Loader, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
 Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
 Undertake all pre-use checks.
 Configure and set for site travel.
 Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces; laden and unladen
 Manoeuvre in confined spaces.
 Configure and set for extraction and loading duties.
 Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
 Extract differing types of materials from stockpiles and other sources.
 Form stockpiles of segregated materials and construct (temporary) ramps.
 Sort and place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers.
 Backfill, spread and level ground and materials.
 Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
 Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

Duration of Training

See Training Guidance


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.
These tests can be viewed online at: www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs.


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