A vehicle-mounted skip loader is a system built onto a road vehicle and is designed to pick up a waste skip from the rear of the vehicle at ground level, to place it on the vehicle’s carrying chassis to transport it over distance and to deliver it to a location. It is also be designed to discharge the contents of the container by tipping as necessary. The system is powered by hydraulics generated by pump from the vehicle’s engine through a power take off.
The skip is designed to be lifted by chains attached to a hydraulically operated structure carrying chains attached to the skip.
Skips are generally used for bulk refuse, builders’ waste, etc.
This vehicle mounted skip loader course is designed to train the operator in operating the equipment only. It is not designed to train the operator to drive or manoeuvre the vehicle, nor is it in any way designed to meet the standards of the LGV Driving Test.
Course Content Includes;Course Introduction
Introduction; explanation (safety information); outline of training course; training course timetable; certification.
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 & relevant legislation
Operator’s Safety Code
Introduction to the vehicle-mounted skip loader, its controls and instruments
Set up for unloading or loading operations
Pre-use inspection and take-over maintenance
Operation of all controls through full cycle (no load)
Unload and load an unladen container
Discharge bulk material by tipping
Clear up work area and prepare for travel
And Basic Test of Operating Ability including; Pre-Use Check, Theory Test & Practical Test