ASL Safety & Training

Course Outlines -

Course Outlines -

Skid Steer / Bobcat

You  should not confuse experience with competence. You just have to Google 'bobcat accidents' to see how easily accidents occur with these machines.


These machines (like other machines) are built to very exacting safety standards so it is often not a fault of the machine that causes the accident but the fault of the operator. Like MEWPs, skid steer  vehicles are relatively easy to operate and most people will figure them out pretty quickly, which makes them all the more dangerous.

This course highlights the dangers of operating skid steer machines, the measures to be taken to avoid injuries to others and to the operator. It outlines the importance of maintaining skid steer machines in good order and how to carry out pre-use inspections on skid steer equipment.

Course Aim:

The aim of this 1 day course is to equip learners with the skills, knowledge & understanding to safely operate a Skid Steer Loader

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course the learners will be:

Aware of the current Health & Safety Legislation as it applies to safe operation of Skid Steer Loader
Able to safely operate a Skid Steer Loader

Course content:

  • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Employers & Employees legal duties under current Health & Safety Legislation
  • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations.
  • Pre-use inspection of equipment
  • Machine functions & controls
  • Site safety


Training Methods:

Classroom based presentation on power-point. Learners will gain some practical experience of operating a Skid Steer

Who Should Attend?

Those employees who are responsible or in control of a Skid Steer.

Additional Information:
Maximum of 4 learners
1 Day (See above)

 Certification will be awarded to those who successfully complete & pass this course
Learners must have an up to date Safe Pass Card & their own PPE (e.g. Safety Footwear etc)