A10 Excavator 180 Below 5 Tonne

Course Aims

To provide high quality training and testing in the safe and effective use of plant and machinery to enable the candidate to attain the CPCS Red Operator Card.

This course is for people with limited or no experience who want to learn to operate a 180 degree wheeled excavators.

It teaches you how to operate and maintain a 180 degree wheeled excavators safely.

Entry requirements

  • CITB Health, safety and environment test passed within two years before the course start date or CPCS test date.
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

Teaching and Assessment

  • 4 days training – classroom-based  and practical training
  • 1 day – CPCS testing

Course Content

  • Operate the 180° wheeled excavator safely and productively
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles
  • Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment

Outcome

On successful completion of the Theory & Practical tests the candidate is awarded the Red Trained Operators Card which is valid for two years.

Next Steps

Register and complete the NVQ level 2 for the Blue Competent Operators Card which is valid for five years.