Loading Shovel training with Didac delivers practical skills and theoretical knowledge allowing candidates to operate in compliance with HSE requirements.

Which accreditation is right for you? NPORS ITSSAR
Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre
Training is available to
Novice
Experienced
Refresher
Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration 1-5 Days 1-3 Days
Learners 3 Maximum 3 Maximum
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment
Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance
Registration Fees (Per Person)
Certificate/Registration £17.50 + VAT £4.50 + VAT
Photo ID Card (750gsm) £17.50 + VAT £7.50 + VAT
Photo ID Card & Certificate £22.50 + VAT £7.50 + VAT
HSE Compliance
PUWER 1998 Read more
LOLER 1998 Read more
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Read more

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PRICE AND TRAINING DATES

Loading Shovel training prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form including a postcode.  Our sales staff will contact you with full details; we aim to respond within 60 minutes during office hours.

0800 773 4230

Training Syllabus

Training syllabus

  • Accident Causes & Prevention
  • Attachments
  • Bucket Loader Capacities
  • Care of Equipment
  • Hydraulic Systems & Controls
  • Legal Duties
  • Loader Stability
  • Operators Safety Code
  • Overload Warning Devices
  • PPE Requirements
  • Pre-Use Safety checks
  • Regulations
  • Responsibilities
  • Safe Operating Practices
  • Weight Estimation

Additional benefits

  • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
  • Soft copies of all course paperwork are available to employers on completion of training
  • Successful candidates receive a temporary pass notification form on the day as evidence of training

Equipment Information

Equipment information

Loading Shovel training is available across the majority of makes, models, types of machinery and attachments including but not limited to the following.

NOTE: If you do not see the equipment for which you require training this does not mean that our trainers / assessors are not qualified to deliver the training you need.

Loading Shovel Types. Makes & Models. Attachments.

Articulated
Backhoe
Compact
Front Loader
Payloader
Powershift
Scoop Loader
Skip Loader
Swingloader
Tracked or Track Loader
Tractor
Wheeled Loader

Atlas
BEML
Bray
Case
Caterpillar
Chaseside
Doosan
Hitachi
JCB
Komatsu
Liebherr
New Holland
Terex
Toyota
Volvo
WasteMaster

Bale Spear
Bucket
Clamshell
Forks
Log Claw

Course Description

Course description

Wheel Loader training teaches load capacities of the machine and bucket, maneuvring and transport safety including stability of the vehicle while carrying loads. Wheel Loader operator training extends to job safety knowledge, including hazards presented by pedestrians and traffic while operating Backhoe, Front Loader or other variations of Wheel Loaders while on site.

Wheeled Loading Shovel training can be delivered on client’s sites throughout the UK by one of Didac’s industry professional trainer assessors. Successful candidates on the course become a certified driver operator gaining a nationally recognised qualification accredited to the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR).

Loading Shovel courses are available on most types of Loading Shovel, including Backhoe, Front Loader, compact, articulated and powershift. The Wheel Loader training course can be tailored to the working environment and vehicle type to offer our commercial clients a relevant and quality training course.

Training Locations

On-site Loading Shovel training, UK wide

Didac deliver on-site Loading Shovel training and other plant courses to any location across the UK.

Some recent on-site training locations include:

  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dorset
  • Gloucester
  • Hampshire
  • Kent
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • London
  • Newport
  • Nottingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Swindon
  • Yorkshire

Overseas Work

Didac will always consider work overseas.

Contact us about our overseas work policy.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a minimum age requirement for attending the Loading Shovel training course?
With the exception of Lift Truck operators, there is no minimum age outlined in any UK legislation for plant operators.

Lift Truck operators in the UK must be over the minimum school leaving age (except in docks where they must be at least 18 years old).

You can find out more here: HSE Workplace Transport FAQ

Is there an upper age limit for completing Loading Shovel training course?
No.
Do I receive a Loading Shovel licence when I complete this training?
There is no such thing as a license for any piece of plant machinery in the UK.

The term ‘licence’ suggests a document issued from a governmental or other constituted authority to operate a Loading Shovel. No such authority exists; there are only accrediting bodies and training providers who operate independently of the HSE or any other government organisation.

Successful candidates do receive a certificate and photo ID card, sometimes referred to as a Loading Shovel ticket; this provides evidence that the candidate has completed Loading Shovel driver training and is certified to use the equipment as outlined on the certification.

Can I use this training to drive a Loading Shovel on the public highway?
To operate a Loading Shovel, whether on the public highway or not, the operator should be properly trained and certified.

Public highways in the UK are governed by the DVLA; the same rules apply for operating plant machinery on the road as with operating a different type of motor vehicle.

  • The vehicle must be properly taxed.
  • A valid insurance policy must be held.
  • The driver must hold a valid road driving licence.

Didac Instructors

Full Time Training Staff

Didac instructors are full time training staff, holding the required instructor and training qualifications to deliver training to you.

Our staff undergo periodic update training to ensure that their skills remain current.

Paul Mackley

Industrial Training Unit Manager
South West, England

Gary Hobson

Train Assessor
Midlands, England

Marcus Lyne

Trainer Assessor
South East, England

Kevin Foley

Trainer Assessor
Midlands, England

David Farrell

Trainer Assessor
South, England

Michael Barnett

Trainer Assessor
North, England

Sub-Contractors

From time to time, Didac Ltd use sub-contractors to deliver training courses on our behalf. These sub-contractors are subject to the same detailed quality assurance procedures as our full time employees and hold all the correct insurances.

  • Instructor and operator qualifications achieved within the last 5 years;
  • Subject to random spot check site visits and auditing of paperwork;
  • Public Liability insurance to the value of £5 million cover.