Last Updated 26/10/2020

Essex Training Centre

Fyfield Airfield,



CM5 0TG                            Phone: 01277 899815

Enterprise House,

Rippers Court,

Sible Hedingham,



CO9 3PY UK                     Phone: 01787461880

Construction Plant Competence Scheme - A23 Skid steer Loader

The purpose of our CPCS A23 Skid Steer Loader training is to ensure you or your employee has the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to use Skid Steer Loaders safely and efficiently.

The course and assessment will include;

  • Prepare the machine for work
  • Full pre-start and running checks
  • Appropriate use of PPE
  • Correct method of entry/exit of machine.
  • Travel and manoeuvre over various ground conditions in forward and reverse directions, loaded and unloaded
  • Travel speeds matching ground conditions
  • Transmission, brakes and steering used correctly
  • Full observation prior to and during travel
  • Contact avoided with obstructions whilst manoeuvring
  • Approach and position to extract materials (from a face or stockpile)
  • Loading area assessed for level and hazards
  • Materials extracted safely (no high face overhang)
  • Bucket loaded to capacity
  • Travelled with load as low to ground as possible
  • Ground left smooth and level
  • Discharge loads over an edge or into a receptacle
  • Discharge area approached using appropriate speed
  • Discharge area assessed for hazards
  • Receptacle positioned for minimum travel
  • Machine positioned in line and square with receptacle being loaded or edge
  • Loads discharged in correct sequence
  • All material emptied from bucket
  • Vehicle loaded evenly and to capacity (where applicable)
  • No excessive manoeuvring
  • Loader arms lowered after each loading cycle
  • Place the machine out-of-service – shut down and secure procedures

This course is run on an ad hoc basis in Essex.

Please call 01277 899 815 for course details and availability.

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