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The Skid Steer Loader is a versatile and common loading machine, but it is totally dependent upon the operator for correct operation.  It is usually performing an important major operation so there is no room for errors.  For the same reason the operator should be totally aware of possible dangers and dangerous situations for himself, others and the machine.

To successfully pass the assessment the operator must be able to:

  • 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.
  • Set the skid steer for site and road travel.
  • Travel over varying types of terrain, including rough undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state.
  • ravel up and down substantial inclines in a loaded and unloaded state.
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas in a loaded and unloaded state.
  • Form stockpiles and ramps of various materials.
  • Load various types of materials into receptacles i.e. vehicles, hoppers, skips, etc.
  • Clean and level different types of materials.
  • Place the skid steer in an out-of service condition.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.