This rare Caterpillar 631C Elevating Scraper is used by Needham Chalks in their Barton Mills Quarry which is only 3 miles from the Aurelia Training Centre. Unlike a conventional motor scraper, these machines do not need a pusher and tend to crumble the chalk as it is loaded which is ideal for the next stage […]
When Marexport at Felixstowe needed an additional operator for their 40 Tonne Kalmar Top Loader; Loretta Gunter, who works in the traffic office, was quick to volunteer. Having driven container lorries for several years, Loretta had often observed these giants in action and knew the basics. After just 3 days of intensive one to one […]
Aurelia Training was recently asked to train and certificate two operators on this state of the art Liebherr LH24 Materials Handler at a waste transfer station in Cambridgeshire. As the operators only use the machine on this site, it was decided that Aurelia’s own certification was the best option.
Although the vast majority of our operator training is carried out at our centre in Kentford, near Newmarket; for some of the more unusual categories of plant, and for NVQ Assessments, our instructors need to travel to site. We always try our best to ensure they arrive safely and on time which is why Aurelia Training […]
Our instructor Trevor Anderson recently came across a loading shovel fitted with this tyre in a scrap yard in East London. The tyre was filled with foam from new and, unbelievably, is still being used every day – although we would not recommend it.
Usually used for unloading, “LORRY LOADERS” come in many different forms. This one is great for unloading packs of bricks very quickly although sitting up so high to operate it can take some getting used to, and you need to be fairly agile to climb up to the seat.
Aurelia Training was recently back at South Dock Marina in London training staff to operate this 20 Tonne Pelloby Pedestal Crane. Used to lift boats of all shapes and sizes out of the water, the crane is operated from a standing position using a hand held remote control unit. Although the crane is fairly simple […]
Having been around construction plant and machinery all his working life Aurelia instructor Trevor Anderson has never come across a backhoe that is operated from a standing position. However, Lesley Palmer who is only 5 feet tall and a member of the gardening team at Holkham Hall in Norfolk soon got to grips with […]
Aurelia instructor Trevor Anderson recently learned a new skill while on holiday in Naples, Florida. After a 30 minute lesson in the ‘Parking Lot’, Trevor and nine other beginners were taken on a two hour tour around the streets and along the promenade of this very busy resort. This is quite amazing considering SEGWAYS are […]
Coming from a farming background and having driven tractors for many years, converting to an ADT (Articulated Dump Truck) was no problem for Caitlin Clarke. Caitlin, who works for Buckingham Plant at the British Sugar Factory in Cantley, Norfolk, said the hardest thing was remembering to steer in the same direction as you need to […]