Bobcat / Skid Steer


This 1 day training course is designed for experienced operators. Training is available on-site anywhere in the Republic of Ireland (subject to minimum numbers). On successful completion of this course candidates will be issued with an ITC Certificate which is valid for 2 years.

The Training will consist of a combination of classroom induction relating knowledge for Bobcat Skid Steer operations, and practical operation of the skid steer machine that can be tailored to your industry requirements.

Course Content

  1. Classroom Introduction
  2. Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005
  3. Employers & Employees legal duties under current Health & Safety Legislation
  4. Safe Use of a Bobcat
  5. Pre-use Inspections
  6. Traffic Management
  7. Site Safety and PPE
  8. Responsibilities of the bobcat Operator
  9. Safety controls and counter balance
  10. Assessing loads and lift points
  11. Bobcat Hydraulic controls
  12. Lifting and placing various loads
  13. Park and secure the Bobcat
Trainee Requirements

Candidates must have a valid driving license and have at least three months industry experience. They must be medically fit to operate machinery and have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with them i.e. Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Viz Vest, as per site requirements.

Course objectives

To provide delegates with the essential knowledge required to operate bobcat efficiently and safely.

Training Methods
  1. Classroom presentation with PowerPoint
  2. printed course material
  3. written assessment
  4. practical assessment
Site Requirements

A suitable room would be required for on-site training for the theory section of the course, and machines are needed for the practical. The Certificate of Thorough Examination for the machine must be in date where required.

Trainee Requirements

License, Driving experience


1 Day

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