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Skip Handlers

Skip Lorry Training

Course Code: SKL

Course Duration: 1-2 Days

Who Should Attend?

All personnel required to operate a Skip Handler.


Provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating a Skip Handler.


  • An Introduction to the Construction Industry
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
  • Health and Safety at Work Order
  • Other current relevant regulations
  • Introduction to machine
  • Recognition of potential hazards ( Hazardous Substances )
  • Techniques for siting/lifting close to ground works and buildings
  • Communication and signalling procedures
  • Loading and off-loading techniques for empty skips
  • Lifting techniques for a loaded skip
  • Methods and procedures for trimming and securing loads
  • Methods and procedures for tipping loaded skips
  • Operators responsibilities for preparing and using the skip handler for road travel


  • Be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and accepted good practice.
  • Carry out a pre-shift inspection.
  • Be able to operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Be able to carry out minor adjustments and routine services.
  • Have an understanding of responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Order & other current relevant legislation.

Training Methods

  • Practical/hands on
  • Classroom/tutorials

Methods of Assessment

  • Practical test
  • Written test

Contact Us

FTT (GB) Limited
Glen Farm,
EX14 2GY
Tel: 08454 303 388
Calls cost up to 4p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
Tel: 01404 41294
Fax: 08715 603 388
Email: enquiries@FTTonline.com


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