Loading Shovel

Loading Shovel FITAC Health & Safety

Course Objectives

By the end of the Loading Shovel course the operator should be able to:

  • Carry out pre-start inspection.
  • Operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course Summary

  • Introduction to machine
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Pre-start inspections/maintenance
  • General driving (including inclines)
  • Vehicle loading
  • Use of 4 in 1 bucket (if applicable)
  • Controls and instruments
  • Excavating from bank/stockpile
  • Daily and routine maintenance
  • Cleaning of working area
  • Stockpiling and leveling
  • Deep and shallow excavations


The course will consist of both theoretical and Practical exam.

Successful candidate will be issued with an RTITB certificate along with a CSCS card which is valid throughout Ireland and the UK.

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