CPCS - Lorry Loader (HIAB)

Course Aims

To deliver thorough theoretical and practical plant training in the responsibilities of a Lorry Loader, to enable the candidate to safely and competently carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Carrying out pre start and running checks of the carrier vehicle & lifting appliance

  • Configure the lorry loader & carrier vehicle for site & road travel

  • Manoeuvre the carrier vehicle into position in order to carry out lifting exercises

  • Set up carrier vehicle to carry out lifts at minimum & maximum radii

  • Load plant vehicle in accordance with industry practices

  • Secure loads on vehicle bed in accordance with industry practices

  • Remove and reattach bucket

  • Place machine in and out of service condition

  • Explain loading and unloading procedures


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 4-5 days.



A: Hook

B: Clamshell Bucket

C: Hydraulic Clamp



To obtain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card all candidates must pass the Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Technical Theory Test and Technical Practical Test. 

CPCS - Theory Test Questions