A12 Excavator 180 Above 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
  • 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.