CPCS Loader Compressor – CPCS A41

TypeExperienced & Novice

CPCS A41 Course Aims

To provide you with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements applicable to loader compressor operators (such as trac air), working in the construction industry and allied environments.

CPCS A41 Course Content

  • Describing the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Naming and explaining the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conforming with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertaking all pre-use checks
  • Configuration of plant to be set for site and highway travel
  • Travelling over rough, undulating ground and level surfaces; laden and Un-laden
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Configuring and setting for loading operations
  • Configuring and setting for pneumatic tool operations
  • Explaining actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Sorting and placing materials into transporting vehicles and/or hoppers
  • Clearing spread materials
  • Carrying out compressor shut-down procedures and tool/equipment storing
  • Carrying out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explaining the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Duration of Training

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


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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