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Skid Steer

Max Number of Delegate: 3

Duration: Dependant on experience

Length of Certification: 3 years

Accreditation: Safety Panda


This programme is designed for operatives who require training on a Skid Steer vehicle to the required skill level whether it be a refresher, experienced, novice course, or conversion from other machine types. We will advise on duration and ratios during enquiries

  • Legislation including Approved Code of Practice (L117), PUWER, LOLER, Etc

  • Basic operation of a Skid Steer including operating on different ground conditions, travelling on inclines/declines, loading & unloading procedures, etc

  • Operating in confined areas

  • Pre-Operational checks & fault reporting

  • Use of attachments & how to fit to a Skid Steer

  • Underground and overhead services & other hazards

  • Refuelling Procedures

  • Close down procedures

  • Theoretical & practical examinations


To provide operatives with a thorough understanding of the safe operation, pre-operational checks, legislation & dangers associated with work involving the use of Skid Steer machines. To enable operatives to be competent when operating and successfully pass both theoretical & practical simulated testing.


At the end of the course operatives will be able to:

  • Operate a Skid Steer on a range of ground conditions including road travel

  • Load & unload vehicles

  • Operate safely and be able to operate & fit attachments

  • Carry out pre-operational safety checks


Operatives attending this course should be physically & mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.

The course content includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment and pre-use inspections processes.

Operatives must have their own PPE for this training including the following basic items: Safety Footwear, Hi-Visibility vest, Gloves, Hearing Protection, and additional items such as waterproof pants & Hi-Visibility jackets recommended in case of inclement weather.

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