Loading & Tipping

Construction Plant Training 

At Plant Testing Ltd, we offer training courses on all aspects of loading and tipping for both novice and experienced operators across the UK and at our training centres in Nottingham and Chesterfield.

We offer the following training courses

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Forward Tipping Dumper

Forward Tipping Dumper Training Courses

Training options available:
  • Novice operators (wheeled or tracked) 3-days training course.
  • Experienced operators (wheeled or tracked) 1x day assessment on site or at our training centre.
Forward Tipping Dumper Training course includes:
  • Essential features of the dumper including basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges. 
  • Use of the operator’s handbook.
  • Checks and procedures for pre-use, start, running and close-down.
  • Preparing the dumper for site and road travel.
  • Travelling over different types of terrain and varying inclines when loaded and unloaded.
  • Manoeuvrability in open and confined spaces in a forward and reverse direction in loaded and unloaded state.
  • Positioning the dumper to receive loads.
  • Loading procedures .
  • Load characteristics, integrity and security.
  • Discharging loads into trenches and over edges.
  • Placing the dumper in an out-of-service condition.
  • Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.
  • Dumper trained operator theory test.

Rear Tipping Dumper Training Courses

Training options available:
  • Novice operators (wheeled or tracked) 4-days training course.
  • Experienced operators (wheeled or tracked) 1-day assessment on site or at our training centre.
Rear Tipping Dumper training includes:
  • Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Use of the operator’s handbook.
  • Pre-use and running checks.
  • Setting the dumper truck for site and road travel.
  • Travelling over different types of terrain and varying inclines when loaded and unloaded.
  • Manoeuvrability in open and confined spaces in a forward and reverse direction in loaded and unloaded state.
  • Hazard awareness training.
  • Rear tipping dumper positioning to receive loads.
  • Loading procedures compliance including loading integrity and security.
  • Discharge loads into trenches or over edges.
  • Place the dumper in an out-of-service condition.
  • Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.
  • Trained operator theory test.
Rear Tipping Dumper
Skid Steer Loader

Skid Steer Loader Training Courses

Training options available:
  • Novice operators (wheeled or tracked) 3-days training course.
  • Experienced operators (wheeled or tracked) 1-day assessment on site or at our training centre.

Skid Steer Loader training includes:
  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Identify and comply with manufacturer's instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook.
  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks.
  • Alternative skid steer travel options including site and road travel.
  • Travel on different terrains including rough and undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state.
  • Travel up and down substantial inclines in a loaded and unloaded state.
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, in a loaded and unloaded state.
  • Form stockpiles and ramps of various materials.
  • Load various types of materials into receptacles, i.e. vehicles, hoppers, dumpers etc.
  • Clean and level different types of materials.
  • Place the skid steer in an out-of-service condition.
  • Trained Operator theory test.

Loading Shovel Training Courses

Training options available:
  • Novice operators (wheeled or tracked) 5-days training course.
  • Experienced operators (wheeled or tracked) 1-day assessment on site or at our training centre.
Loading shovel training includes:
  • Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Use of the operator’s handbook.
  • Pre-use, start, running checks and close-down procedure.
  • Preparing the loading shovel for site and road travel.
  • Travelling over different types of terrain and varying inclines.
  • Manoeuvrability training, progressing to confined spaces in a forward and reverse direction in both loaded and unloaded states.
  • Positioning and setting the machine to load.
  • Precautions and actions for underground and overhead services and other hazards.
  • Soil and material characteristics.
  • Loading vehicles, dumpers and hoppers.
  • Backfilling, grading, spreading and levelling different types of terrain.
  • How to remove and re-attach different buckets.
  • Placing the loading shovel in an out-of-service condition.
  • Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.
  • Trained operator theory test. 
Loading Shovel
Get in touch with Plant Testing Ltd for construction plant training courses in Nottingham, Chesterfield and across the UK. Contact us on
07740 932 307

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