Lorry Mounted Loaders/Cranes

Course Syllabus


Refresher            –                            1 day

Experienced Operator         –          1 day

Novice Operator                   –        2 days

Definition:     Experienced = Operators with approx 6 months experience but no certificate

Ratio:             3 Operators:              1 Instructor    :           1 Machine

1. AIM

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a lorry loader


The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:-

2.1       Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98, LOLER 98

2.2       Pre-Use checks on both loader and carrier vehicle

2.3       Factors affecting stability and mobility

2.4       Motive controls

2.5       Hydraulic controls

2.6       Operating in open and small restricted areas


On completion of training candidates will have a theoretical understanding of the following:

3.1       Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

3.2       Pre-use checks on both loader and carrier vehicle

3.3       Factors affecting stability & mobility

3.4       Positioning of carrier vehicle in varying locations


On completion of the training the candidate will be able to:

4.1       Manoeuvre and operate the crane safely and efficiently

4.2       Site the crane safely

4.3       Stack and destack at various levels in a safe and competent manner

4.4       Carry out all pre-use checks and running checks on the lifting appliance and relevant attachments

4.5       Manoeuvre the carrier vehicle into position in order to carry out the lifting of various loads

4.6       Set up carrier vehicle to carry out lifts from minimum to maximum radius

4.7       Secure various loads on the vehicle bed in accordance with industry practices