Lorry Loader

Lorry Loader Training – Course Details

It is envisaged that by the end of this Lorry Loader training the trainee operator will be able to answer
questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and
    their responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook and other sources of
    information, regulations and legislation applicable to the particular machine to be used.
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the vehicle and loader crane and
    explain their functions.
  • Be able to locate and identify all operating controls and explain their functions.
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative
    requirements.
  • Configure the vehicle and loader crane ready for travel.
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open
    and confined areas.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area.
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry
    out lifting duties.
  • Correctly deploy the stabilisers according to stated manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Comply with all requirements for Rated Capacity Indicators or Load Moment Indicators.
  • Identify weights and centers of gravity of loads to be used.
  • Carry out lifting operations using the full capabilities of the loader crane.
  • Position loads accurately at designated locations including onto and from the vehicle.
  • Identify, fit and remove various attachments and lifting accessories as appropriate.
  • Minimise load swing and ensure load security on the vehicle.
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.