A21 Wheeled Loading Shovel

Course Length

5 Days


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Course Summary

The CPCS (A21) - Wheeled Loading Shovel course has been developed to assist operatives in how to safely and effectively operate a wheeled loading shovel through classroom and practical instruction. This course is a combination of practical tutorials and classroom discussion, with assessment carried out via both theory and practical tests.

Course Details

  • Name and explain principle components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Use of the operator’s handbook and go through relevant regulations and legislation
  • Preparing the machine for travel
  • Travelling the machine over different terrain including rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces; laden and unladen
  • Manoeuvring progressing to 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
  • Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

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