CPCS Excavator 360° (Crawler and Wheeled)

CPCS (Construction Plant Competent Scheme) Courses

Excavator 360° (Crawler and Wheeled)

10 days | Up to 4 candidates

Theory Training includes the following subjects:

  • Principles and aims of health and safety at work
  • Employee’s duties and responsibilities under law
  • Safety signs
  • Dealing with hazards
  • Accident prevention and control
  • Selection and use of personal protective equipment
  • Handling plant-related harmful substances
  • Operator Roles and responsibilities
  • Operator preparation for work
  • Machine Travelling and manoeuvring
  • Setting up for work
  • Working tasks
  • Completing work
  • Shutdown procedures
  • Machine handbooks

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Practical Training covers:

  • Basic construction, names of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Use of the operator’s handbook, other information sources, Approved Codes of Practice and legislative documents
  • Pre-use, start, running checks and close-down procedure
  • Preparing the excavator for site and road travel
  • Travelling the excavator over different terrain including rough, undulating ground, using different wheel drive and steer combinations
  • Manoeuvring, progressing to confined spaces in a forward and reverse direction
  • Positioning the machine to excavate
  • Setting the machine to excavate
  • Soil and material characteristics
  • Excavating below ground level
  • Loading vehicles and hoppers
  • Backfilling, grading, spreading and levelling different types of material
  • Removing and re-attaching two different buckets
  • Placing the excavator in an out-of-service condition
  • Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter

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