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Trencher – CPCS A37

TypeExperienced & Novice

Trencher – CPCS A37 Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory plant training in operating a Trencher, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Trencher – CPCS A37 Course Content

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with 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 set for travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for excavating duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Produce cut trenches in various types of ground
  • Produce consistent depths of cut in level and uneven ground
  • Cut trenches up and down inclines
  • Explain techniques for radius cutting
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles
  • Carry out plant equipment shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Duration of Trencher – CPCS A37 Training

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

Trencher – CPCS A37 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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