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Operate front end loaders
SAQA unit standard: 262747
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  02 (12 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Five learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs face shovel training course details
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Quality in-service training solutions for mining and industry in the SACD region
HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
PO Box 4252, The Reeds, Centurion 0158
Tel: +27(0)12 661 6721 Cell: +27(0)78 389 5248
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earth moving plant
Articulated dump trucks
Concrete dumpers
Face shovels
Front end loaders
Rigid dump trucks
Skid steer loaders
Track type dozers
Wheeled dozers
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Workshop & powertools
Landscaping tools
Included in this mutimedia training programme The front end loader course is designed for both novice and experienced operators who may be expected to operate a front end loader while performing their daily duties in the working environment. Learners who achieve the course objectives will, upon completion of the course, be able to operate the front end loader safely, demonstrate start-up, shutdown and general operating procedures while maintaining professional operator attitudes.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate or equivalent qualification and code B national driver license.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of front end loader training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Earthmoving and construction operations

Each learner will recieve

Front end loader operator training

Earth moving plant operations training

Course content

Introduction to front end loader operations

We explain why you need to be a professional operator, identify who is considered to be professional drivers, we explain what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) a front end loader operator may be required to use and who is responsible for which aspects of PPE and the care thereof.

Front end loader familiarisation

We identify types of front end loaders; explain what they may be used for and what type of vehicles or equipment a front end loader may be required to load.

Front end loader components

We explain why operators must know the different components of the machine, identify them and explain what the function of each one is and how to check that it is serviceable.

Gauges and warning devices on front end loaders

We explain the different types of gauges we find on front end loaders, identify the different warning systems and appropriate action to be taken by operators and identify the different warning lights, buzzers and hooters.

Front end loader controls 

We identify the controls found on a front end loader, explain the purpose and functioning of controls and demonstrate the operation of each control.

Front end loader checks 

We identify the checks an operator must do on a front end loader and explain how and why to perform the checks.

General front end loader safety

We explain the importance of safety when operating a front end loader, the safety rules and the site rules.

Front end loader operating techniques

We explain and demonstrate the different operating techniques and explain the disadvantages of excessive idling and intermittent revving and what different exhaust smoke colour indicates.

Transporting the front end loader

We explain the safety aspects a front end loader operator must consider when loading the machine for transportation and how to correctly load and position the front end loader on the transporter.

Professional operator's attitude

We explain why a professional operator should have a good and positive attitude to his/her work and team, what is considered such an attitude, be able to identify and solve problems and communicate in the work place.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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CETA accredited

Training programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Authority.

HRETD certification policy

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Authority.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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