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CPCS Excavator – CPCS A12

TypeExperienced & Novice

Excavator 180 above (A12) 5T 

CPCS Excavator Course Aims

This course aims to provide thorough practical and theory plant training to give members the experience they need to operate a 180 degree Excavator. Our CPCS 180 Excavator training enables the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

CPCS Course Content

  • Operating the machinery to a minimum standard
  • Fitting and operating ancillary equipment
  • Siting the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carrying out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Preparing the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • The capabilities of each machine, its purpose and limitations
  • All safety precautions necessary for the correct operation of the machine
  • How diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate
  • How to interpret the information provided by level pegs, profiles and so on
  • What routine adjustments and plant servicing procedures are necessary, and how to carry them out

Duration of Training

To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependent on experience.

CPCS Excavator Test

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test. 

 To upgrade the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card you will have to achieve, within 2 year, the relevant NVQ – For more information on required NVQ contact Tel – 01623 287830

Excavator 180 below (A10) 5T

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide thorough practical and theory CPCS 180 Excavator training. This is to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests. The CPCS 180 Excavator training course will provide the skills and experience necessary to work efficiently in the workplace using this vehicle.

Course Content

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform to manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook
  • Other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and ready for site and highway travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure and set-up for excavating duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials
  • Attach and remove buckets
  • Lift, move and place basic slung loads with the rear boom
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Duration of Training

To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependent on experience.

Test

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test. 

To upgrade the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card you will have to achieve, within 2 year, the relevant NVQ – For more information on required NVQ contact Tel – 01623 287830

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