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Lorry Loader
hook, clamshell or clamp

Course 214a

Lorry LoaderCourse Duration

Days: 1 – 4 (last day for CPCS testing)


1 – 2

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Engage/disengage PTO correctly.
  • Operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.
  • Set stabilisers correctly – have machine stable and level.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.
  • Lift and position various types of loads onto and off of lorry platform.
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Course Summary

  • Load charts
  • Road Traffic Act
  • Limitations of use
  • Emergency controls
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Refuelling procedures
  • Rated capacity indicator
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Driving, loading and unloading
  • Setting up/positioning machine
  • Pre-start inspections/maintenance
  • Securing lorry loader after operation
  • Components and main types of lorry loader

Who Should Attend

This course covers the operation of Lorry Loader.

Delegates should also attend a Slinger Signaller course if using Hook.


CPCS Red Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years (non renewable).

Central Training Services Limited Theory and Practical Certificate for in-house courses.

Refresher Period

The CPCS Trained Operator Card is not renewable (see follow-on courses below).

Lorry Loader Refresher Course after 3 years for in-house courses.

Any Other Relevant Information

Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Testing is carried out to CPCS standards by CPCS Approved Testers. CPCS testing consists of passing a Health, Safety and Environment test, then a CPCS Theory Test followed by a CPCS Practical Test.  All tests may be monitored by CPCS.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

CPCS require that a Vocational Qualification (VQ) in Plant Operations (level 2) on Lorry Loader is achieved within 2 years of gaining a CPCS Trained Operator Card. A CPCS Competent Operator Card, for this category, can be applied for upon achievement of the relevant VQ.  The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.

CPCS Slinger Signaller

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