Are you a highly experienced operator?
We run 1-day earthmoving upgrade courses for experienced operators!
- Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
- Outcome: Statement of Attainment + a Verification of Competence VOC certificate.
- Requirements: Students must hold an old OHS certification OR have 500+ hours of operational experience.
See below example of an old OHS certification:
What is a Skid Steer Ticket?
A Skid Steer Loader (often also known as a Bobcat, which is a type of SSL) is a four-wheeled or tracked machine used to dig/jackhammer, lift and transport goods around a location, such as a construction or mining site. Skid Steer Loaders are often known as ‘bobcats’, which is a popular brand of SSL.
If you’d like to work as a Skid Steer Loader operator, you will need to be able to prove your competency to an employer , who is responsible for your safety at work.
In Australia,the best and easiest way to do this is to obtain your Statement of Attainment in RIIMPO318F – Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations. This must be completed through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) like Kallibr Training.
A Statement of Attainment is a nationally recognised qualification that will be awarded to you after you successfully complete your training course.
Outcomes of Completing a Skid Steer Loader Course
Safety is a crucial focus in this course, you will learn to recognize and understand the dangers of working in a high-risk work environment and how to work in line with the legal requirements of occupational health and safety.
2) Skid Steer Loader Planning & Preparation
During the course, you will learn how to plan and prepare for skid steer loader operations, including how to identify hazards and environmental issues, assess the risks and implement control measures in line with workplace policies. You will also learn to select the required skid steer equipment and confirm it’s suitable for your work activities.
After completing this course, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to operate a skid steer safely, including pre-start checks, shifting loads, and safe working load limits.
Potential Skid Steer Loader Jobs & Sites You Can Work On
Skid steers are commonly fitted with bucket attachments, however, they are very versatile machines and can be fitted with a multitude of attachments, making them suitable for a wide range of job sites. Becoming a qualified SSL operator may make you an eligible candidate for work in the following fields:
– Roadwork and tunneling
– Civil Construction