Quick Hitch Training

Course Overview


  • General Introduction
  • What is a Quick Hitch
  • Types of Quick Hitch
  • What legislation is relevant?
  • HSWA 1974, PUWER, LOLER, CDM Regs, BS EN 474 -1
  • HSE/OPERC guidance
  • What are the risks?
  • Management systems
  • Operator's legal duties
  • Importance of following manufacturers' guidance
  • The reasons that accidents happen
  • Root causes of Quick Hitch accidents
  • People/Mechanical/ Workplace aspects
  • Risk assessment for bucket detachment
  • Written test


  • CE/Declaration of Conformity marking
  • 12 monthly thorough test and examination requirement. Physical check
  • Inspection and maintenance. Record/Checklist in cab?
  • Integrity of hydraulic lines. Damage?
  • Explanation/demonstration by operator. What type of Quick Hitch?
  • Visual checks for locking mechanism
  • Security of bucket checks
  • Hazards to groundworkers. Working radius
  • Practical Assessment

Course Availability

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