Front End Loader - Experienced Operator QSCS

Course Description

The Front End Loader Operator Training Course provides experienced quarry plant operators with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge, and attitudes related to plant operations, leading to valuable certification. This program acknowledges the achievements of participants and allows them to demonstrate their competency in a safe and efficient manner.

The course begins with registration and induction, ensuring a smooth start to the day. Candidates will then undergo a 3-hour training session with a dedicated course instructor. This training covers a range of essential topics, including:

- Legislation

- Regulations

- Safe working practices

- Machine components and functions

- Correct operating techniques

- Pre-use checks

- Basic maintenance

- Road travel (where permitted)

- Materials and loads

- Quarry safety

- Shutdown procedures.

All of these subjects will be addressed during the corrective training session.


Following the training, candidates will undertake a theory test, consisting of multiple-choice questions. The test allows participants 45 minutes to demonstrate their understanding of the covered subjects.

The practical test is the next step, where candidates will showcase their skills by completing tasks with the front end loader within a designated time frame.

Upon successful completion of the required standard, NCTS Ltd will forward the relevant assessment documentation to Solas for certification and registration.

For candidates with special assessment requirements, such as the need for a translator or reader/writer, it is essential to inform NCTS Ltd in advance to ensure appropriate assistance is arranged. All information regarding specific requirements will be treated confidentially by NCTS Ltd.

The Front End Loader Operator Training Course spans one day, offering a comprehensive and efficient learning experience.


To be eligible for this program, candidates must meet the following criteria:

1. Have a minimum of six months of full-time quarry experience operating the specific Plant within the last two years.

2. Be at least 18 years old.

3. Have completed Safety Awareness Training, which includes topics such as employee duties and responsibilities, health and hygiene, traffic management, and site-specific hazards and safety measures.

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