Front End Loader (Loading Shovel)

Course Description

The Lantra Accredited Front End Loader (Loading Shovel) Operator Training Course is designed to empower experienced construction plant operators, providing a Lantra-accredited avenue to enhance their skills, knowledge, and attitudes crucial to efficient and safe plant operations. This comprehensive program results in valuable certification, recognizing participants' achievements and demonstrating their competency in handling Front End Loaders safely and effectively.

The course kicks off with a seamless registration and induction process to ensure a smooth start to the training day. Candidates will then engage in a 3-hour Lantra-accredited training session facilitated by a dedicated course instructor. This specialized training covers a spectrum of essential topics tailored for Front End Loader (Loading Shovel) operators, 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
    - Safety
  • - Shutdown procedures.

All these subjects will be thoroughly covered during the Lantra-accredited training session.

After completing the training, candidates will undergo a Lantra-accredited theory test, featuring multiple-choice questions. Participants will have 45 minutes to demonstrate their understanding of the covered subjects.

The subsequent step is the practical test, where candidates will showcase their operational skills by performing designated tasks with the Front End Loader within a specified time frame.

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

For candidates with special assessment requirements, such as the need for a translator or reader/writer, it is imperative to inform NCTS Ltd in advance to ensure appropriate assistance is arranged. NCTS Ltd treats all information regarding specific requirements with confidentiality.

The Lantra Accredited Front End Loader (Loading Shovel) Operator Training Course spans one day, providing a comprehensive and efficient learning experience.


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

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

  2. - Be at least 18 years old.
    - Have completed Safety Awareness Training (Safe Pass), 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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