Loading shovel training

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme) accredited loading shovel training for experienced operators and novices.

Course objective

Training for the operation of loading shovels which meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant statutory provisions.

Accredited by

NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)

Accredited course name

N209 - Loading shovel

Course content

  • Health and safety at work act 1974
  • Code of practice
  • Introduction to the machine and components
  • Pre-checks before operating
  • Basic operation and controls
  • Construction site safety
  • Setting up to dig and re-setting for travelling
  • Safe working loads (SWL)
  • Safe practical operations for loading of vehicles, rear tipping dumpers and hoppers
  • Operating the loading shovel when stock piling material
  • End of shift safe parking procedures


Theory and Practical Examination.


1 instructor : 1 loading shovel : 3 candidates


The duration of the course will vary depending on the experience of the candidates.

  • Novice operators: 5 day course
  • Experienced operators: 1 day course

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