Course Syllabus – Lorry Mounted Loaders/Cranes

Duration Novice Operator – 2 days
Experienced Operator – 1 day
Refresher – 1 day

Ratio : 3 Delegates: 1 Instructor : 1 Machine

1. AIM

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate a lorry loader – to include slinger banksman techniques.


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 weight
2.3 Factors affecting stability and mobility
2.4 Motive controls
2.5 Hydraulic controls
2.6 Operating in open and confined areas
2.7 Slinger Banksman techniques.
2.8 Attaching or removing attachments, i.e. bucket, grab etc.


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
3.5 Slinger Banksman techniques.


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 Load and unload in a safe and competent manner
4.4 Carry out pre-use checks and running checks of the carrier vehicle, lifting appliance and relevant attachments
4.5 Attaching or removing attachments, i.e. grab, bucket etc.
4.6 Carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures
4.7 Manoeuvre the carrier vehicle into position in order to carry out the lifting of various loads
4.8 Set up carrier vehicle to carry out lifts from minimum to maximum radius
4.9 Slinger Banksman techniques
4.10 Secure various loads on the vehicle bed in accordance with industry practices.