Loading Shovel

A21 Wheeled Loading Shovel


The Ribble Valley course content is very comprehensive and so cardholders are able to use their skills when performing duties with any type of plant equipment, the course consists of 13 modules ( The course duration is one day for experienced candidates and up to two days for novice candidates. A maximum of four candidates can attend a novice course. Both courses culminate in a written and practical examination.


The assessment process is set by Ribble Valley and administered by the Instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessments consist of a set of multiple choice and ‘open’ questions. The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to perform their duties on the required plant safely and efficiently.


Upon successful completion of the course every candidate will receive a certificate, and will be registered on the Ribble Valley database. The certificate are valid for three years, after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken.


The strength of Ribble Valley training comes from the technical and training knowledge on its Training Standards Committee. The Committee is made up of training and technical professionals from all the major loader crane manufacturers and importers within the UK. In addition, the Health and Safety Executive is represented. The Committee develops, consults upon and maintains all the training standards set by Ribble Valley

Loading Shovel
Loading Shovel



To provide thorough practical and theory plant training in operating a Wheeled Loading Shovel, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the Theory and Practical Tests.




  • 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 and highway travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces; laden and unladen
  • Manoeuvre plant 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
  • Spread and level ground and materials
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Loading Shovel Study Notes Click Here

Loading Shovel Safety Questions Click Here

Loading Shovel Pre Shift Check Click Here

HSE Guidance Safe Use Of Vehicles On Construction Sites  Click Here

Mobile Plant Reversing & Visibility Aids Click Here

Health & Safety Advice For Plant Operations Click Here

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