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360 Excavator


Who Should Attend?
Anyone with little/no experience and wishes to gain the CPCS Excavator certificate and a 5 Year Operator Card.

Candidates must have a valid CITB Operative Test (OPS) within the past 2 years (also referred to as the CSCS touch screen test).

We can accommodate this at our centre for a fee of £45 (inc vat).

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The Aim
To teach you the necessary knowledge, understanding, awareness and skills to safely operate a 360 Excavator. This will be taught over 10 days with a mix of theory and practical tuition, with two assessments at the end of your course.

You’ll learn how to carry out safety procedures, pre-start checks and more. We teach you the capabilities and functions of each machine, and how to understand the instructions implemented by level pegs and profiles.

Your course will be delivered at our CPCS & NPORS Training Centre, just outside of Frome. We have on-site facilities, training areas and a classroom to deliver all required practical and theory training. Upon successful completion of the test, you’ll be issued with an Operators Excavator Card. These cards are issued by CPCS, and valid for 5 years. All candidates will be tested and supervised by one of our fully accredited CPCS Instructors. This course meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant statutory provisions and Approved Codes of Practice.
  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Prepare for excavating duties. Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Name & explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls & terminology
  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground. Place materials into transporting vehicles.
  • Conform with manufacturer requirements and relevant regulations/legislation. Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials. Attach and remove buckets
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, inclines and level surfaces. Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures. Explain the procedures for transportation

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