A34 Crawler – Tractor / Dozer

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 of operating a Crawler – Tractor / Dozer.

It teaches you how to operate and maintain a Crawler – Tractor / Dozer 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

  • 3 Days Training – Classroom-based  and Practical Training
  • 1 Day – CPCS Testing

We also offer a 2 day experienced worker course for candidates who do not require practical training.

Course Content

  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use plant checks
  • Configure and set for site travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre the plant equipment in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for excavating duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Construct ramps and form and shape stockpiles
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials
  • Carry out plant equipment shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

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.