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Lorry Loader

Course Objectives

  • State the names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Use the operators handbook and other relevant information
  • Complete pre use and running checks of the vehicle and lifting equipment
  • Set the lorry loader and carrier vehicle for site and road travel
  • Manoeuvre the carrier vehicle into position to carry out lifting
  • Set up carrier vehicle to carry out lifts from minimum to maximum radius
  • Select, check and use correct lifting gear for lifting various loads
  • Lift and place loads at varying radii
  • Load a vehicle in accordance with industry practice
  • Secure various loads on the vehicle bed in accordance with industry practice
  • Keep within safe working parameters

NVQ Requirements

Successful completion of the experienced workers assessment or novice training will lead to the award of a CPCS Trained Operator Card (red).

This card is valid for two years and in that time the operator is expected to complete the required NVQ units, upon completion the operator will be able to apply for a CPCS Competent Card (Blue).


The Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Lorry Loader operator course will give you the skills to operate the crane safely and efficiently.

You will learn how to carry out a pre-use inspection, operate the various attachments, manoeuvre a variety of loads using the machine, and understand signals given by the slingers and signallers.

You will also be able to recall and explain the causes of instability of the truck and loads.

Course Prices

1 Day: £375

3 Day: £541

All prices are per person and minimum of 3 persons to attend.

Prices are for onsite training only. Additional fees for off site training as well as accommodation and travel.

Course Fees

From £375

Course Duration

1-3 Days

Awarding Body


Assessment Type

Online Assessment

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