Skid Steer Loader (Bobcat) Training

This course is designed to train the basic skill requirements and associated job safety knowledge of Skid Steer Loading Shovels. Training is available to novice operators (with no working experience) or experienced operators. This is to the nationally recognised levels as required by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998 and Section 2 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

Your course will include:

  • Legal Duties
  • Regulations
  • Responsibilites
  • PPE Requirements
  • Accident Causes & Prevention
  • Loader Capacities
  • Operators Safety Code
  • Hydraulic Systems & Controls
  • Pre-Use Safety checks
  • Care of Equipment
  • Weight Estimation
  • Loader Stability
  • Overload Warning Devices
  • Safe Operating Practices
  • Attachments
  • Practical Examination
  • Theoretical Examination


HSE Approved Certification.


1-2 days depending on numbers and experience levels.


On site only


Conversion to other types of bucket loader (loading shovel etc)
Instructor training


Members:  £220 Per Day + Expenses – up to 3 people
Non-Members: £225 Per Day + Expenses – up to 3 people

Costs vary depending on the number of delegates, current experience and other factors. Please contact us on 0844 815 9981 or email:

To arrange a quote for training please complete and return the BWF Training Needs Assessment Form